Month in Review: February 2019

Posted March 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments

This month I continued to do a fair amount of rereading. I’m making decisions about which books to keep as I prepare to move abroad, and also sticking to my resolution to only read books that are already on my shelves for three months. One more month to go … but even after that, I hope to do more purging than acquiring!

How has your reading year been going so far?



  • I wrote about reading a poem a day from a collection created by the Poetry Foundation.
  • I read Watership Down with my son and rediscovered its universal appeal.


Other Books Read

  • A London Home in the 1890s by Molly Hughes
  • The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon – Reread
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman – Reread
  • A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley – Reread
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle – Reread
  • How Can I Get Through to You? by Terrence Real – Review to come


Other Features and Events

Shared in the Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer, the Month in Review linkup at The Book Date, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction



28 responses to “Month in Review: February 2019

    • Good question — because i’m moving and trying to reduce my collection, I need to reread some to see if I want to keep them. And if I have kept a book for rereading, I should do that at some point — but I never will if I get distracted by other pursuits. So I count it as a gain when I finally get around to it. Those books are on my TBR too in a way.

  1. Sadly my reading is going pretty slow. Again I only finished two – albeit quite big – books in February. I am thinking of treating myself to some lighter, shorter books this month. Happy March reading! 🙂

  2. Hehehe, you have a TBRR (to-be-re-read) list, by the sounds! It’s like the literary equivalent of trying to clean out your bedroom as a teenager, and getting distracted by all the cool stuff you find. Looking forward to seeing which ones make the cut!

  3. Nice list. As an exception to everyone else, I didn’t like The Princess Bride. I read it only a few years ago, and I don’t even remember anything about it, except that I really didn’t like it, I only think of the word ‘fake’ when I think about it. Does it make sense??

    • I didn’t like The Princess Bride this time around either! It was much better as a movie. This one is going in the giveaway pile.

  4. I re-read Wrinkle in Time before the movie came out and loved it. Princess Bride is another favorite. I’ve been thinking about re-reading Watership Down, now you’ve got me really tempted (for Read Harder I need a book with a non-human POV). Best of luck with your move, I’m so excited for you.

    • Watership Down certainly qualifies for non-human POV. It must be one of the most widely read and influential books ever of that genre.

      Thanks for the good wishes. I’m excited as well.

  5. Lizzie Ross

    I’m always interested in your lists. I’ve just loaded the Farjean and Uttley books onto my phone from the NYPL — they go back in 13 days, but I think I can make that deadline. So, thanks for the tips! Happy re-reading and sorting!

  6. Danielle Hammelef

    You choose awesome books to reread! I adore The Princess Bride, but need to get my own copy to keep, not just loaned from the library. Good luck with the move!

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