February 2022 round up

February has passed by pretty pretty quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. We are now into March, when the days definitely start to get longer, a little warmer, and hopefully a lot less windy! March is also the month that the Scottish Government plan to drop the legal Covid restrictions, but I think we are all still waiting to see what that actually means for our lives.

What I have read

I started off the year badly in terms of reading, and for a long time was behind on my Goodreads goal. I am glad to say that in February I have caught up!

What I have read is:

  • Dundee, But Not as We Know It – Susan McMullan
  • Cookie – Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday – Kiley Dunbar
  • A Batchelor Establishment – Isabella Barclay (aka Jodi Taylor)
  • Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3) – Ransom Riggs
  • Night’s Child (Detective Murdoch #5) – Maureen Jennings
  • All The Little Liars (Aurora Teagarden #9) – Charlaine Harris
  • The Village Green Bookshop (Little Maudley #2) – Rachel Lucas
  • A Map of Days (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #4) – Ransom Riggs
  • Getting Started With 3D Printing – Liza Walloch Kloski and Nick Kloski
  • The Bookshop of Forgotten Dreams – Emily Blaine
  • The Road Trip – Beth O’Leary

And I’m still working on:

  • New Class at Malory Towers – Various authors, stories one and two have reviews
  • Clanlands Almanac: Seasonal Stories from Scotland – Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish
  • Sleeps Like a Baby – Aurora Teagarden #10) – Charlaine Harris

What I have watched

  • The usual suspects Hollyoaks and House of Games
  • Season seven and eight of Charmed (with much crying at the end of the final episode, as always). I need to decide now what my next watch will be – I could go back and finish off True Blood or Murder She Wrote, or maybe start from the beginning of Desperate Housewives?
  • I watched Call the Midwife which is now finished, the next episode will be the Christmas special!
  • I introduced Brodie to the first two Shrek films, which he loved, and decided that Princess Fiona was me as we have the same name… only when she turns into an Ogre her ears are apparently too small for her to still be me.
  • Tuesday nights have been dedicated to the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That – though every week I forget the name and think it’s And That Was That or something similar.
  • We watched the new BBC comedy drama This Is Going to Hurt – the comedy was very dark!

What I have done

  • I’ve gotten back into doing jigsaws a bit more regularly now, so after finishing the one I did with Ewan I borrowed a couple from my mum and sister. Between the three of us we have a decent library of jigsaws.
  • I’ve been learning about 3d printing at work and playing around with some of the design software.
  • I had a very fancy afternoon tea at the V&A – the kind where someone has to talk you through the menu and what it all represents.
  • We’ve been to our local zoo, and the transport museum.
  • I’ve been beachcombing once, but the tide was almost all the way in so I didn’t find much.


What I have bought

Writing up my guide to Enid Blyton biographies reminded me of a few that I didn’t have so I treated myself.

I got a copy of Gillian Baverstock Remembers Enid Blyton, and Enid Blyton and the Mystery of Children’s Literature by David Rudd. I’ve already reviewed Gillian’s book, but the David Rudd one joins a growing pile of ones on my to do list.

What did your February look like?

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1 Response to February 2022 round up

  1. chrissie777 says:

    I’ve read several books on Anne Frank by Miep Gies and Melissa Mueller, now I’ll start reading Carol Ann Lee’s books on Otto Frank and Anne Frank.
    Parallel I’m reading Jon Provost’s autobiography “Timmy’s in the Well” (for those who watched “Lassie”, he played Timmy Martin).
    I finished another Joy Fielding thriller called “Still Life”, but it was not as good as her early crime novels.
    And in Goodreads I’ve already read 30 books this year, so I increased my Reading Challenge to 140 books in 2022.

    We watched lots of DVD’s (movies) in February and on Roku, Hulu and amazon prime several TV series like “Blue Bloods”, “Yellowstone” (what is all the hype about it?).
    I finally had enough time to watch the TV Mini series “11.22.63” with James Franco on DVD which I received for Christmas and it’s excellent.

    For 2 weeks my husband and I are doing the Nutrisystem diet now which requires no cooking (I never enjoyed to cook). So far he lost 9 pounds and I gained 2 pounds, but I’m hopeful that on 880 calories I simply have to lose weight at some point. Plus I’m riding on our recumbent bike in the livingroom and do weights 5 days a week.

    We’ve got lots of snow in February as every year. I am happy about that, because I don’t have to wash Cody’s paws. 🙂


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