Ash Wednesday conveniently fell on the day I wanted to post a monthly wrap-up. I don’t think it’s enough to post only a reading challenge update, so I will go a little further. I’ve also managed to post regularly, so I hope to continue this through March.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling: 4/5 Stars
- I Wish… Vol. 1 by Hyun-Joo Seo: 3/5 Stars
- Elfin by Quinn Loftis: 2/5 Stars
I plan to publish more book reviews next month, but I read seven and a half books this month plus a bunch of short stories. This has been a surprisingly great reading month.
- Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede
- Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: 4/5 Stars
- When Ebooks Became Pricier Than Paperbacks
- ‘No-Maj’: An Annoying Term from American Wizards
- I Don’t Like Following a Book Series As It Is Published
The Book Blog Discussion Challenge has helped me publish more on my blog. I’m up to 4 out 11 discussion posts for the year.
As always, you can follow my progress on my Current Challenges page. If you are interested in starting any of these challenges, links are on that challenges page.
Goodreads Reading Challenge: 20/60 books
Pages Read Challenge: 4,459/17,000 pages
Back to the Classics Challenge: 2/6 categories
For a 19th Century Classic, I read Pudd’nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain, between January and February. I still have yet to write the reviews for this novel and Life in the Iron Mills, by Rebecca Harding Davis, and they will be posted before the year is out. I have had to read a lot of short stories and a novel, otherwise. Unfortunately, they do not apply to any of the categories available to me in this challenge.
Banned/Challenged Books Reading Challenge: 2/13 books
Like other books Twain has written, Pudd’nhead Wilson is a challenged and banned book as I found on the Ivy Tech Bloomington Library Blog. I’ve started Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie which advertises how challenged it was a century ago.
Graphic Novel Reading Challenge: 2/12 graphic novels
I didn’t read any graphic novels in February, but I finally posted one of my graphic novel reviews: I Wish… Vol. 1, Hyun-Joo Seo. I hope I can do better this month.
Library Love Challenge: 5/12 library books
I read only one library book this month, and it was This Is Our Story, by Ashley Elston.
Picture Book Reading Challenge: 4/20 picture books
53. a book by Mo Willems – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
A bus driver leaves you in charge of the bus with only one instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” The pigeon comes up with every argument it can to get you to let it drive the bus. It was one of the picture books we read for a legal writing class because it’s great for learning rhetoric.
First: Thank you to everyone who has commented on, liked, followed, and read my posts this month. I’m glad to have an active audience, and your support encourages me to blog. Thank you!
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