Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you today? I hope you are having a lovely week so far. Today I’m excited and a bit nervous to introduce you to a popular kind of post in the blogosphere, but…a first for me on Drizzle & Hurricane Books – monthly wrap-ups!
As I mentioned in my blog posts announcing all of the changes on the blog, I want to try and share more with you guys. I am not the most open person in the world and I’m not going to reveal my credit card number or anything like that – just, sharing more in terms of reading, blogging and a bit about myself as well. Because sometimes, you just need to rant, right? Alright, so let’s get to it!
February has been kind of an ups-and-downs kind of month. I would love to ask you a question: how do you know what you are supposed to do, or where you are supposed to be? I wish things were as easy as blogging seems to be, for me. When I am blogging, I always have this sense of belonging, and doing what I’m supposed to do, being exactly where I want to be. I wish life were that easy.
On a positive side, I got a week off work to spend time with people I love, and I am grateful for it. I don’t think I am ready for the coming months with no holidays. Ugh.
Let this be a warning: I am not one of these people reading 20 books per month – I wish I were, but time isn’t on my side and I am not that kind of book-eater unfortunately. So I’d say I had a pretty good bookish month. Everytime for this bookish part, I will try and limit myself to describing my feelings about the book in three words, because the last time I did this, it was a LOT of fun. And because I love a good challenge.
Books I read
ALL. THE. FEELS.
Read my full fangirling review right here.
Fun. Under-exploited potential.
Read my short review on Goodreads.
Full review coming this Friday!
Full review coming soon!
In case you didn’t know, I am currently writing the first draft – second draft maybe if I am counting my first try – of my WIP. I’m at 27K and I guess it’s going okay, even if it’s really slow since I can make time to write only on the weekends. I am hoping to finish this draft by the time summer comes, and really finish it by the end of the year – hopefully before NaNoWriMo because I got this other idea that’s dying to be written. So many ideas and so little time. WHY.
I can, if you’d like, share more about my writing – and if I can get over this silly fear or it.
That month has been a LOT of fun in terms of blogging – I had a blast changing up lots of things with my new domain name and design, I definitely think it was a nice boost. Without further ado, here are the posts you might have missed!
- The Walls Around Us, Nova Ren Suma
- Wanderlost, Jen Malone
- Blue Lily, Lily Blue & The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater
- Our Chemical Hearts, Krystal Sutherland
- Drizzle & Hurricane Books 2.0
- It’s okay NOT to read
- Pageviews, followers, community: goals in blogging
Bookish tags & other fun posts
- The mystery blogger award
- My blogger aesthetics
- Personality, Hogwarts, Brains and Career : the awkward tests of the Who I Am Tag
In case you hadn’t noticed, I love other book bloggers and sharing the love is one of my main goal in life haha. Below you will find a couple of amazing blog posts I really enjoyed reading this month.
- The lovely Yarravy changed her blog’s name and design, and it is BEAUTIFUL.
- Sara talked a bit more about what’s happening to her country and it is so important.
- Beth started her first discussion post and talked about girl hate in YA books.
- CW re-rated a couple of books and explained how her feelings about them changed with time.
- Not a bookish post, but Fadwa talked about choosing your people right and it is so good.
- Kat has another incredible feature talking about tv shows you should not miss and you NEED to check it out.
In the next months…
Just adding this out there, because it might not be something I feature each month, but this time, I have things to say…and lots of things to look forward to, for both me and you lovely readers!
- Thanks to the amazingly positive feedback on my latest post, I will be working on a couple of advice-related posts when it comes to blogging. No idea how it’ll be like, but I am thinking about it.
- I’m working again on #SFATW just as well ; for this summer session to be hopefully a lot of fun, and to allow more bloggers to participate, with or without the gifts-shipping side of the feature.
This kind of monthly wrap-up post is my first, so I might still work on the formatting and contents…if you want to hear more about one particular side of my month, feel free to let me know!
How was your month? How many books did you read, and which one was your favorite? What’s one positive thing that happened to you this February?
Let’s chat in comments!