Monthly Wrap-Up – February

February 28, 2018 Monthly Wrap-Up 19


Oh man, another month down! I’m just about ready to get out of this gray and muddy weather and into some sunshine! And for my kids to do the same… This month flew by so quickly that I really don’t think anything too exciting happened on my end (I told you guys my life was pretty boring and not to expect much lol).

I watched a lot of Olympics. More than I thought I would. I’m such a huge fan of gymnastics and swimming so it has always been the Summer Olympics that I loved most but this year I realized how much the Winter has to offer. Anything snowboarding, curling, skeleton, luge, and bobsled and I was watching it. Even the cross country women’s sprint event that we claimed a gold for ended up being really exciting at the end, which was probably helped along by the overenthusiastic announcer. They gave me lots to watch at night when I’m wide awake and the rest of my house is fast asleep. SO proud of all our athletes!


Another thing you guys might know about me is that I love Big Brother. I’ve seen every season (except season 2 *hides*) so I was pretty excited about Celebrity Big Brother. It was a short season but I loved that people were willing to play the game moreso than we have seen in some of the recent seasons. A friend and I always get together when we can to watch, and when we can’t and are stuck home by ourselves we text each other like crazy.


Other fun highlights – a new washer machine (now I feel old), seeing Black Panther which was AMAZING, a few fun nights out with the hubby and the neighbors, and a whole week off of school for my kids. I’m already excited to see what March may bring!

My ‘at last…’ feature had its first review and giveaway! Our Chemical Hearts was the February winner and if you missed it, you can find my review HERE! Y’all picked The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu for March’s review and giveaway. I just finished so expect the review and giveaway next week!


February Book Haul


-Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition (FINALLY! I ordered it two months ago and it’s been out of stock!)
-Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) by Morgan Rhodes


Even though I already read and LOVED More Than We Can Tell, I really wanted the ARC for my shelf to go along with the signed copy I plan on ordering as well. The wonderful and amazing Jessica sent me her copy when she was done and I could not be more thankful!




The Long Way Home by Jasinda Wilder
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen – Reading now!
Next to You by Daisy Prescott




Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
On the Line by Liz Lincoln

I was really good about not requesting much this month and it gave me a great chance to catch up with a lot of the review books I had waiting for me!


February Reviews:

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland4 stars
The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy C. Cherry4 stars
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai4 stars
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman2 stars
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer5 stars
The Tombs by Deborah Schaumberg3.5 stars
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw4.5 stars


Now onto March!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

19 Responses to “Monthly Wrap-Up – February”

  1. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    Our weather has been really gray and blah, so I’m ready for some warm and sunny days too. I am a little sad that the Olympics are over. I don’t usually get into the Winter games as much as the summer, but the snowboarding was just so exciting to watch. I was glued to my TV every time there was an event.

    Looks like you had a great reading month in February. Hope your March is equally great!

  2. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    The Olympics were wonderful! Lots of fun, especially the figure skating. I had a lot of late nights thanks to late live coverage of figure skating, with the time zone difference. 😮 Worth it!

    You’ve reminded me, I need to read More Than We Can Tell! It’s hidden on my shelf and I keep forgetting. D:

    Have a wonderful day, Sara! =)

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    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      I didn’t watch much figure skating this year. I know how huge it is but for some reason I can’t get into it quite as much as others. I did watch a little though!

      And don’t forget More Than We Can Tell!!!!!! lol

  3. Sam@WLABB

    Hey, new appliances are a wonderful thing. Use it in good health. =)

    I need to get the new Bowen (the last 2 actually) and the Prescott as well. Love them both so much. I see you have Prince is Disguise. I adore Strohm. She always makes me laugh, and that book was a lot of fun. It may delight the reality fan in you. OCH was a fave of mine when I read it, and I really enjoyed The Truth About Alice as well. In fact, Mathieu has yet to disappoint me.
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    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      I’ve gotten 3 new appliances within 3 months. I swear I’ve met my quota for a couple years. lol I’m excited to read Prince in Disguise! I had to grab it up when it was on sale. 🙂

    • Sara @ Forever 17 Books

      I didn’t watch much of the skating this year but I saw some amazing performances when I did! I’m still working on the first illustrated book but hopefully receiving the 3rd will inspire me to speed things up!

  4. Greg

    I watched a lot of Olympics too, and it was nice to see the different events. Now i’m looking forward to the summer games!

    Nice to see that Our chemical Hearts was a four star read- I remember wanting to read that one.
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