Monday, 28 February 2011

Mel's Random February

London in February - on the one non-rainy day!
The shortest month of the year has been and gone - it always surprises me how quick it actually happens. I don't know why as it happens every year! :) It's been a randomly successful month with some great reads - I've discovered a new favourite author, Laura Bickle and have even had the pleasure of guesting her on my blog - if you missed you check out the interview here.

I also introduced a new feature called Book Confessions with the first confession being about my book mark collection. I also reminisced about two of my favourite books remembered - Bitten by Kelley Armstrong and The Farseekers by Isobelle Carmody

So how has January hit the the reading situation?

Reviews -

Deepwater Landing - Ken Catran (YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge)
Deepwater Angels - Ken Catran (YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge)
Full Dark House - Christopher Fowler (Mystery and Suspense Challenge)
Inside Out - Maria V Snyder
Past Continuous - Tony Bayliss
Remember Me - Christopher Pike (YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge)

The Mysterious Lady Law - Robert Appleton
Whisper of the Witch - Suza Kates
The Fallen Blade - Jon Courtenay Grimwood (Speculative Fiction Challenge)
Like Clockwork - Bonnie Dee 
Dead Man's Eyes - Shaun Jeffrey
Dark Oracle - Alayna Williams

Phew - that's a lot of Ebooks this month! :)

Moving Pictures - Terry Prachett

So with all that in mind my reading challenges status looks like this.

BCC's Mystery & Suspense Challenge - 2 Read, 10 Left to read
FTC Speculative Fiction Challenge - 4 Read, 8 Left to read
BV's YA of 80s and 90s Challenge - 5 Read, 7 Left to read
Personal Classic Challenge -  1 Read

Highlight of the month - Hitting 100 followers was a definite highlight for me personally! However, I also loved having Laura Bickle stop by. 

Honourable Mentions: So many this month - Green Eyed Demon was a great read as was Inside Out and Dark Oracle.

So what have you got up to this month? What was your highlight? :)


  1. I can't believe February is over already but I am glad it'll be spring soon. And I love the lighting in that photograph :)

  2. Thanks - I was lucky to be crossing Waterloo Bridge at the right time with a camera! :-)

  3. You was busy! I love the pic! Now hurry up... it's almost March! ;)

  4. Nice pic and know how that is with the luck of being in the right place at the right time with a camera, very rarely happens to me though....

    I loved your bookmark collection, mine are from all the swag that have collected past couple of years and they are scrapbooked not used... I have one I use that I crocheted in chain stitch with an apple on one end and the other is the worms head, it is kind of cutesy but it works great...

    March 1st tomorrow already tomorrow chica and I want to know what you think of the Alayna Williams series, second time today saw someone reading the 2nd book....

    And I have a month long contest starting tomorrow you need to check out as it is International....