February was definitely better than January, but I’m not too terribly sad to see February go. Some rough work stuff. . . not anything major, just some frustrations. And not with anyone in particular. Personally, though I felt a lot better overall this month. I felt like I did a lot, but I can’t think of anything immediately! I did get to go to the Montgomery County Book Festival, which was a lot of fun. I also got to reconnect with some friends, which is always good!
For some reason, WordPress decides to keep deleting the HTML for these tweets to actually show up as embedded, so. . . *shrug*. I tried fixing them but got too annoyed after four attempts.
Goodreads, dear, we need to have a heart-to-heart about your search function.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 4, 2014
Guys, I found an Edgar Allen Poe pop-up book at the bookstore. It’s creepy and I MUST HAVE IT. pic.twitter.com/dwIHLyDEbp
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 1, 2014
I cannot believe I let all of you talk me into watching #Buffy. This episode has made me tear up so. many. times.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 25, 2014
Every time I see the “what’s trending?” section on Facebook, my immediate reaction is to think “File that under things I do not care about.”
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 24, 2014
In that email, I told myself to discover a talent besides being able to type 110 WPM. Which was oddly specific.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 23, 2014
I just read two separate “most annoying TV characters of all-time” lists, & they BOTH had Meg from Supernatural. I LOVE Meg, & I feel alone
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 22, 2014
I went into Target for ONE notebook. I came out with cereal, gummy bears, THREE notebooks, colored pens, & file organizers.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 22, 2014
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 12, 2014
I checked on my Amazon order shipment, and SPLIT SECOND IS IN MY TOWN. At the post office. COME TO ME, MY PRECIOUS.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 11, 2014
Present me hates yesterday me. Yesterday me decided to mark emails to follow up on today. Today me weeps bitterly in a windowless room.
— Stormy C (@stormydawnc) February 7, 2014
EMMA APPROVED RETURNED! I love this web show! I have to admit I wasn’t as originally taken with it as I was with The Lizzie Bennet diaries, but I may love it even more now. I love Knightley and Emma’s interactions. And Harriet hasn’t been around as much lately, which I have to admit makes me like it a bit more. I just feel that Harriet’s too over-the-top(not on purpose, unlike Emma’s over-the-top dramatics).
I also started watching The Autobiography of Jane Eyre web show. It was weird at first, but by the fifth or sixth episode I was charmed. I think I’m on episode 40-ish now. I absolutely ADORE Jane. I think that’s an example of perfect casting right there, and I love how real it all feels.
I’m still making my way through Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the first time(I think when I’m done with the series, I’m going to have to write a post about my thoughts on it, being a first time viewer and all). I’ve watched all but the last episode of season 5, so I watched pretty much that entire season this much. I like season 5 a lot more than season 4 so far. . . I wasn’t really sad to see Riley go, but I’m not a huge fan of Dawn either, so. . .
And of course, I’ve been watching Supernatural as it airs(though there was a two week break this month, so not many episodes), and guys, I whole-heartedly approve. I wasn’t very happy with a lot of the earlier episodes this season (I’m STILL cringing over the Oz one. STILL.), but ever since January, I have felt much better about this season.
So I don’t tend to listen to a whole lot of pop music, but for some reason in February I listened to a LOT of it. Maybe it’s because pop music is generally upbeat and I was trying to get my mind off the fact that I am SO. SO. tired of winter? And guys, I’m not gonna lie: I still really love Taylor Swift’s music, and not ironically either. So yeah, this month was a bit different in music taste, but it was quite enjoyable.
I feel like I have a job to listen to this song as much as possible while I’m ACTUALLY 22. Don’t ask me why.
Fun fact: first time I heard this song, I hated yet. But I’ve continued to listen to it. I suppose it’s grown on me.
Two Hearts-Paper Route
And for something more my usual style, I’ve played Two Hearts a LOT this month.
Learning to Read(score from The Book Thief)-John Williams
The Book Thief score is so, so fantastic. It’s become my new go-to whenever I want some instrumental music. I loved it as soon as I heard it in the movie and I’ve been obsessed with it since December.
5 star Reads:
Cress by Marissa Meyer
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz(re-read)
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
4 star Reads:
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
Split Second by Kasie West
On the Fence by Kasie West
Great by Sara Benincasa
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
3 Star Reads:
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Salvage by Alexandra Duncan
2 star Reads:
A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau
1 star & DNF Reads:
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrino Leno
My favorite Top Ten Tuesday:
I liked my top ten bookish ships the best this month, I think!
My favorite review:
My favorite discussion: