Wednesday, 1 March 2017

The Month That Was... February 2017

+ International Giveaway


February included an exhausting but fun bookshop crawl, getting our raised bed ready for vegetables and not a huge amount of actual reading. I've realised I am more likely to read on the morning train and on my lunch break if I have something I can hold with one hand. So I've left the hardbacks at home and taken the Kindle with me this week. I'll see how I cope with two books on the go at once. That's not normal for me!


I started doing the #squeakybookishlibrary Instagram challenge last month but only got half way through. I like challenges but I wish they had longer timescales than a month to complete.

I've been having a play with Litsy as it's crops up a lot during readathons. I'm not sure if I have the capacity for another platform but we'll see. My username is patchworkbunny if you'd like to add me.

Let's see what I ticked off my on my challenge lists:

#ReadHarder

2. Read a debut novel
Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan
12. Read a fantasy novel
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

#DiversityBingo2017

Neuro-diverse Main Character (Own Voices)
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones*
Main Character of Colour in Science Fiction/Fantasy
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Bisexual Main Character (Own Voices)
Masquerade by Laura Lam

*I missed that Liesel was bi-polar but JJ talks about it in her guest post.

You can win any book I reviewed on the blog in January and you'll get a nice shiny new copy (usually ordered from Wordery, so you'll get a cute bookmark too). It's open internationally and you don't even need to follow me! I do double check extra entries though, so don't try and cheat.

Here's what made it onto the blog...

Book of the Month:
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Reviews:





Currently reading:

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes

Read and awaiting review:

Octavio's Journey by Miguel Bonnefoy

Blogged about:

S. Jae-Jones: My Favourite Character in Wintersong
London Bookshop Crawl 2017

Now enter the giveaway...

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