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February Wrap-Up

baby and books

baby and books

Is it just me or is Edith getting more and more adorable by each month? She’s developed from a little piece of screaming meat to the most charming and easy-going baby. She still doesn’t like to sleep during the day, but she often sleeps all night through. We’ve started to take her out a bit. We’ve been to birthday parties, at the cinema, to baby-yoga, and out for brunch – and she’s been on her best behaviour (we’re going to the cinema again today – I hope I didn’t just jinx it!). I’ve been out a few times on my own as well. My workplace celebrated its 20 year anniversary and had a big party, which I was dying to attend. And I did! I put on makeup and a pretty dress, I had a nice dinner where I could use both hands, I had a few sips of wine, some virgin cocktails, and I danced and danced and danced. When I got home, Edith greeted me with a huge smile, and my heart melted a bit.

Bonus: she still allows me to read!

In February I read: 4 books: one e-book (The Understudy), one paperback (‘Washington Square’) and two audio books (The Age of Innocence and ‘The Shadow of the Wind’).

Best read: Definitely my reread of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. I listened to the audio with Mr. Boyfriend so he would know a bit about the novel that inspired Edith’s name.

Most disappointing read: The Shadow of the Wind. I started it a couple of years ago, but put it down. Afterwards, I’ve been reading so many positive reviews that I decided to give it another chance. Unfortunately it didn’t rock my world at all.

Books bought: Zero – but I still got 6 new books.

In March I’ll read: Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life on audio and The Post-birthday World by Lionel Shriver on my kindle app. As a “real physical book”, I’m just about to finish the Danish novel Hvor intet bryder vinden by Leonora Christina Skov. I’m not sure what I’ll pick up afterwards – we’ll see what I’m in the mood for.

In March I’ll buy: The plan is to not buy any books this month – or until there’s space available in my to-read shelf. I’ve got three shelves dedicated to TBR, and currently books are stacked next to it waiting for free space.

Reading challenge status: I’ve read 10 of 25 books, which means I’m 6 books ahead of my schedule.

Goodreads reading challenge

How was your February? Did you read any good books?

8 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up

  1. It sounds like you and baby have settled into a routine and are having fun times too! Gosh you’ve read more than me, I would like to read the Age of Innocence. I really liked Shadow of the Wind myself, but can see it’s not to everyone’s tastes. Xx

    1. Most people seem to really like it though! The Age of Innocence is also one of those novel you either love or hate. For me, it was love at the first line 🙂

    1. Tak 🙂 Og jeg er også selv overrasket over hvor meget hun giver mig lov til at læse! Håber, at det holder 😉

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