A) I didn't read very much in February and
2) I was too
Also - the Cubs game for today was cancelled due to the Winter That Didn't Want to End, and so I decided I actually do have time for a post today.
There. We're done with that.
I'm also going to add a few personal highlights from these months because I feel like I never have time to do that anymore. I miss it. If there's going to be no baseball today, I might as well make this post worth it.
In February, I read Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Long. This has such an ominous, wonderful beginning. It was really one of the best beginnings I've read in quite some time. Although I ended up liking this book, I didn't feel like it lived up to that beginning, which honestly would have been hard to do. It did have what I felt like was a very touching, somewhat unconventional love story to compliment its supernatural vibe.
Just a couple of other highlights from my month of February:
We took our kids and our niece to Comic Con for the first time. They loved it. The tickets were my daughter's big Christmas present. Of course, my husband and kids both had the stomach flu a couple of days before the weekend we were supposed to go, so I was afraid we wouldn't make it. But we did, and I'm so glad.
We had our Valentine's Breakfast the weekend before the 14th, since it is never fun to have a holiday breakfast on a school day when you eat in about 10 minutes. I've been doing this for years. I love it.
I also started my first Tana French book in February, In the Woods but finished it in March. Several people on the internet and IRL recommended French's Dublin Murder Squad series, so when the third one was on super sale for Kindle, I snatched it up. I didn't feel right about reading the third one first, even though said people told me it didn't matter what order you read them in. So it sat there, unread, until the first one showed up for super sale on Kindle. What can I say? I like to read things in order. And even though I've now read two of her books (although still not the third one that I bought first), and I see that it doesn't matter what order you read them in, I'm still glad I read them in order. All this to get to the point, I really like French's books. If you're a mystery/suspense fan, you'll be pleased.
I swear I'm really not an OCD type personality (you need only to look at my house to realize this), but I read French's second Dublin Murder Squad book, The Likeness, next. So yes, I still haven't read the third one which I purchased first. I did like this book as well. I felt like the premise was original, but I also felt like it was a tad long. French does not rush a story along, which I have no problem with, but I found myself a little antsy for some action a few times along the way.
March highlights were:
The girl's 15th birthday fell on the weekend of her first high school musical performance. The musical was Sister Act, in case you're wondering about her costume. Wait, did I say 15? Yeah, 15. What in the world.
We also had a St. Patrick's Day Breakfast this year. I lucked out that it fell on the weekend this year, plus I had a day off the day before. I've always done this breakfast as well even though I only found out a few years ago that I am, in fact, a quarter Irish. You can read this post to find out all about how I know how Irish I am.
There's what you need to know for February and March. Or at the very least, what I have time to tell you.