2017 February Book Haul + Wrap Up!

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Foxy Readers 2017 February Book Haul and Wrap Up

February was a pretty good month for me! It went blazing by, as did January (so 2017 in general). It’s such a short month, though, so I have a hard time thinking about what even went down in February! I have a pretty small February book haul, which is good, but also a small number of books read, which is bad.

I read the about the same number of books that I did in January, which is a bit of a fail since I’m 5-6 books behind schedule. But I only bought three books which is a win because I am OFFICIALLY ON A BOOK BUYING BAN. My TBR pile is out of this world and I’m finally going to crack down and read these books before buying any more!

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Book Haul

Foxy Readers 2017 February Book Haul

In the month of February, I bought a grand total of 3 books, and 1 of them was for school. But I was also sent 2 books for review.

  1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  2. King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Vietnamerica by G.B. Tran
  4. Melody’s Key by Dallas Coryell
  5. The Helper by M. N. Snow

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Book Wrap-Up

Foxy Readers 2017 February Book Wrap Up

I read only six books this month. I’m going to forgive myself because it’s a short month (lol). But with Spring Break coming up in March, I should be able to hopefully catch up on my reading challenge!

  1. Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  2. Rarity from the Hollow by Robert Eggleton
  3. The Eye of Nefertiti by Maria Luisa Lang
  4. Vietnamerica by G.B. Tran
  5. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  6. Forget Sorrow by Belle Yang

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Writing Progress

I started the outline of my second book ever!! Since I finished my first draft of my very first novel in January, I needed a new project to work on. I was so excited to start with this project, because it’s going to be a nice change of pace from my first book. It’s essentially a fantasy parody, and I’m also trying out outlining with this book. Which is something I didn’t reeeallly do with my first book. It’s been a really fun process so far, and I’m excited to post a new writing journal update!

Check out my Writing Journal blog posts:

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Blog Updates

I hired Catycroft on Fiverr.com to make a new blog logo, icon, and the lovely pink floral dividers I’ve been adding to my blog! I was SO impressed with her work, and the prices are absolutely incredible. If you’re thinking about updating your blog a little, I highly recommend Fiverr in general, but Catycroft does fantastic feminine logo designs. And I haven’t even been told to say this!

My blog underwent a huge appearance transformation. I think that I’m still debating about a couple of changes I might still want to make. But overall, I’m really pleased with how generally clean the blog looks now. My thoughts would be on adding a sidebar which displays a small author photo/bio, easier-to-find follow/subscribe bars, etc.

Plus, about halfway through February I shifted to posting M-F. It’s been a really fun challenge for me, but it allows me to post more than just book reviews here. I’m also passionate about writing, so I’ve been incorporating those posts into my site as well. I cut back on 2 reviews/week, when before I was trying to do around 3. It just wasn’t working with me and my reading schedule. I’m actually thinking about maybe even cutting down to just 1 book review per week, but I’m going to try hard to avoid doing that!!

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I registered for my last term of college EVER!!! I’m going to be graduating mid-June 2017 and I can’t even express how excited I am about this. I used to have such a love and passion and interest in school and learning, but I absolutely loath my college town. Plus classes have become boring, redundant, and monotonous. I’m so over this lol. I’m really excited to go back to my home town, work really hard on this blog and writing my novels, and then at the end of the summer hopefully move into a nice new apartment with my fiance. We will finally be out in the real world!

The classes I signed up for are just two online classes, too. They’re lower-division and one of them isn’t even for a grade. That means that in just three weeks, I will be physically in my last college class ever. It’s such an exciting thought for me! I will, of course, be using the free time to work on my blog and writing.

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I uploaded 7 total reviews this month! One was the January OwlCrate box. Another was a candle by Meraki Candles. And I did a mini-review roundup of three graphic novels I read in one of my classes. Check out the reviews below!

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Other Blog Posts

As I mentioned, I had a lot more blog post uploads this month which is a great win for me. I started adding in writing-type blog posts, more fun “round-up” types, and just generally had a lot of fun with posts! See the full list of posts below:

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All in all, February was a great month for me. My February book haul wasn’t too large, and I read a good number of books. I achieved a lot blog-wise, and even writing-wise. I did a lot of preparation work in all aspects of my life, setting myself up for a successful future. It’s a hopeful thought, and I’m excited to keeping facing my challenges head-on. There’s a lot that I want to accomplish in March, and I hope that I can do even better than February!

Let’s talk about it

How was your February? Did you accomplish the things you set out to do? Did you meet your goals? What are your plans for March? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “2017 February Book Haul + Wrap Up!

  1. Your design sure is super beautiful 😀
    Ha, for a short and busy month such as February, you read a lot 😀
    wishing you a great month of March!

    1. Aw thank you! To be honest, the books I read weren’t all that long or difficult haha. I hope that March is awesome for you too!

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