Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Month in Review: February

February has come and gone, and with it, the dread of a new semester!! Realistically, I'm pretty miserable and I'll explain that later. For now, let's get into books!

What I Read:

Carve the Mark by: Veronica Roth: 4/5 stars
Crooked Kingdom by: Leigh Bardugo: 5/5 stars
Wucaii by: Pembroke Sinclair: 2/5 stars
Holding Up the Universe by: Jennifer Niven: 4/5 stars
Station Eleven by: Emily St. John Mandel: 6/5 stars (yes, I know I put 6)
The Sun is Also a Star by: Nicola Yoon: 3/5 stars
The Outsiders by: S.E. Hinton: Do I even have to rate this one anymore?
Hidden Figures by: Margot Lee. Shetterly: 3/5 stars

Favourite book: Now I'll explain why I put the 6 for Station Eleven. Never, in my 12 years of going to school have I ever read a required reading book that I completely enjoyed. Then came Station Eleven. I read the whole thing within the weekend that the first chapter was assigned to us and I am standing by the decision that it will be my favourite book of the year. I'll talk more about it in my review of it, so stay tuned.

What I Blogged:

To be honest, it was kind of a slow blogging month. Just the same ol', but I did put up one post that I was very proud of: Swearing in my Posts. It was a good discussion and good to get things off my chest.

Favourite Blog Posts of the Month: 

I discovered a whole lot of new blogs this month and I have been loving it!!

Kirsty talks about her Anxiety 

Uma shares The Blog Squad's thoughts.

Lyha says hello to the blogisphere in her Welcome post.

Brooklyn reveals her Bookish Boyfriends 

Life Stuff: 

So like I said in the beginning, this month has been pretty rough in terms of my semester. I haven't enjoyed the change because my teachers are so much worse now, the people in my classes are the most irritating people ever, and to top it off, I have a new lunch without any of my friends, so basically I have nobody to eat lunch with. It's been pretty annoying and frustrating, but hey, only 4 more months of this bullshit!!!

On the bright side though, this month, my mom and dad surprised my sister and I by telling us that we're going to New York in March! I could not be more excited because this has been a dream of our's for such a long time, and I can now officially enter the Hamilton lottery! I doubt I'll win, but of course, I'm so looking forward to everything else there is to see. I literally cannot wait.

 I hope your February's went well! What did you get up to?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. What's Station Eleven? Never heard of that one!

    I've heard so much about CtM and racism that I don't think I'll be trying that one. I haven't got around to Divergent yet anyway! Lol.

    1. ONLY THE BEST BOOK EVER LOL! In all seriousness, it's actually a Canadian book about the end of the world. But it's got twists and turns and diversity and deep meanings and i just can't say anything bad about it!

  2. I can't wait to see your review of Station Eleven ! You seem to really love it <3 I hope March is a great month for you :)

    And thanks for the shout-out :) Going over to check out the other posts you liked :)

    1. I can't wait to write it lol! I hope March is good for you to :)

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  4. February has been the absolute worstest month. No, let me correct that- the latter part of February has been the absolute worst. My sister and the kids went back, and I've just started my research (final yea, it's basically the research) and it's been horrible :( I had a confusion regarding my supervisor, it's been sorted out now, but I'm so cramped for time :(( Also, I don't work all that well under pressure, so I'm freaking out 99.999% of the time these days. I should probably say this, don't hate me if I drop off the face of the earth altogether! I'm trying my best to be around the blogosphere too though. Gah.

    That said, it seems like you've had a far better monh than I did :D And omggg I want to see what you thought of CtM!!! Especially since there was such a hullabaloo over it. (I love that word. Hullabaloo.) And EMILY!!!!!!!! Take me to NYC with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. I'm sorry February was so hard for you :((( that sucks! Don't worry if you need to take a bit of a break :) We'll understand! Carve the Mark was... interesting. Good story, but I couldn't shake everything that had happened out of my head. I do love that word too haha! I will so take you with me!! We'll come up with some plan and nobody will ever notice haha!

  5. Wow! It sounds like you read a ton of great books this month! I'm glad you enjoyed them all so much. :) And I hope your semester gets easier too - I know how stressful that can be. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! <3

  6. I've Station Eleven around before but I've never really thought much of it. Looks like I'll have to give it a go. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

  7. I'm so glad you had a required read that was so enjoyable! I'm still looking for that one, since my teachers only ask for boring and slow books, hahah. I'll suggest them Station Eleven!
    I hope you have a fantastic time in New York! I visited the city a few months ago and it was an unforgettable experience. New York is a city we're used to see in movies and TV shows, but nothing compares to actually living there for a few days. I hope you get to see all the amazing stuff - even Hamilton, haha. Fingers crossed to you!
    I hope you have a fantastic month, Emily! :)

    1. Please request it to them as I think it's amazing for teenagers!!! NYC seems like such a dream and I can't wait to finally see it in person! Thanks Lais :)

  8. I'm currently reading Station Eleven, and it's amazing s far! Your school sounds like so much more fun than mine - I wish we could read such fun books for school! I'm so excited for you to go to NY too - you'll have to tell me exactly what you do (or even better, write a blog post about it!)

    1. AHHH let me know what you think of the ending!!! My school has had a history of crappy reuquired reads, thankfully they've redeemed themselves. I really want to write a blog post as I will probably have so many things to talk about lol!