I’m tired of snow. Have I mentioned that lately? I keep threatening not to come out of the house until April. Luckily David deals with all the shoveling and what-not, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too loudly.

February was a pretty quiet month at our house, nothing major going on. We had David’s folks and brother over to watch the Super Bowl and we watched the Olympics a fair amount. Amber missed a bunch of days because of the snow, but she’s definitely not complaining.

I read or listened to 11 books, 3 short stories and 2 fairy tales, even though my comments aren’t up yet for all of them.

My favorite this month was definitely The Help. It really is a wonderful book.

I’ve started participating in a couple of weekly events, Short Story Monday and Fairy Tale Friday. I’m really enjoying both of them. I’ve never been much of a short story reader, but it’s amazing how much good writers can pack into just a few pages, and I’m learning bits about fairy tales that I’ve either forgotten or never knew.

I also received several book in February that I haven’t gotten a chance to read yet.

  • Elantris by Brandon Sanderson – I won this in a giveaway. Thanks, Cecelia!
  • To Sin with a Scoundrel by Cara Elliott – From the publisher for a blog tour.
  • A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks – From the publisher.
  • Denise’s Daily Dozen by Denise Austin – Another win. Thanks, Kim!
  • The Eastern Stars by Mark Kulansky – Received from the publisher.
  • Catch of a Lifetime by Judy Fennell – I won at Wendy’s Minding Spot. Thanks!
  • The Confident Woman by Joyce Meyer – I won at Reading at the Beach. Thanks, Vicki!
  • We the Children by Andrew Clements – Received from the publisher.
  • The Man from Saigon by Marti Leimbach – Received from the publisher.
  • Jordan by Susan  Kearney – Received from the publisher for a tour.
  • Heresy by S. J. Parris – From the publisher.
  • Marrying for King’s Millions by Maureen Child –  Gift from Harlequin Ambassadors.

Looking ahead to March, I’ve got a couple of giveaways scheduled. Oh, and the 20th is the first day of Spring! Yay!


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