As I’m sure you noticed, I didn’t post much in February. After starting the year so well (post-wise) in January, I was suddenly knocked sideways by a strong dose of anxiety (thanks, brain), and that oh so wonderful feeling of being overwhelmed that had plagued me for months at the end of last year, resulting in only 2 posts going up. As frustrated as I am that I wasn’t able to stick to my ‘one post a week’ schedule, it was also a reminder that I can give myself breaks as and when I need them, and the world won’t stop turning. A huuuge thank you to those who left kind messages on here, instagram, and twitter for me. Your words mean a lot.
Also, I was pretty busy last month, including going to 2 exhibitions (Winnie the Pooh at the V&A, and Harry Potter: a History of Magic at the British Library), a cinema* trip to see an early preview of the upcoming Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda adaptation, Love, Simon (oh, my HEART), as well as a couple of book events, and, y’know, my birthday. Throw in general work and book club and attempting to be somewhat social — and 7 books feels like quite a respectable number!
Books read in February:
- Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
- Lullaby by Leïla Slimani
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (reread)
- Scythe by Neal Schusterman (review to come)
- Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (reread)
- Defender of the Realm by Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (reread)