Sunday 28 February 2010

Sunday Salon - Monthly Roundup

I cannot believe another month has passed us by so quickly. March is hiding in the wings of the night waiting to emerge as a social Spring butterfly. Ah, well we can only hope Spring springs forward and drives away the torrential rain and skies of grey; my thermals are worn and tired and want to be put to sleep until Autumn! Every day this week, I have stepped outside and got drenched within minutes. I am so glad it was rain rather than snow as I am certain we would have been snowed in completely by now. My garden is looking very sorry for itself at the moment, months of neglect are now taking their toil. There are no delicate signs of my daffodils yet, but I do have some well watered weeds that are growing nicely.
I thought today would be a good day to wrap up my reading in February and put it to bed.
I have read thirteen books this month, which is not as good as last month, but is actually more than three books a week, so I have no room to complain.
Here is my list.
8) The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
9) Maximum Ride ( Manga Version) by James Patterson and Narae Lee
10) An Angel Called My Name by Teresa Cheung
11) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
12) The Little House on The Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
13) The Death of a Valentine by M.C. Beaton
Looking back at such a varied reading month, I would have to say that The Unfinished Angel was my best book of the month, followed closely by Pride and Prejudice.
Last week I finally finished reading Pride and Prejudice for the read a long. I am not sure if I like reading a book in parts; I think next time I might read it all in one go.
I spent most of the week reading The Death of a Valentine, which is my first Hamish Macbeth mystery. I am now in the middle of The Girl With Glass Feet which is just as wonderful as I thought it would be. I hope to finish it today, as well as The Brontes Go To Woolworths.
This week I hope to start my American Journey, though not sure which book I will read. I also hope to start Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day as it keeps jumping off the shelf at me, insisting that I read it.
Have a fabulous reading week.


  1. Looks like you've had a good reading month.
    All we've had in Essex is rain rain and more bloody reain too. I can't wait for summer!

  2. Oooh Vivienne the images you conjured in this post were lovely - how is your own book coming along?

    It's my birthday today and guess what my lovely Dad presented me with this morning? Only the full set of the True Blood books and the DVD of Season 1! *droool*

  3. I have Death of a Valentine on my list of books to read.

    Looking forward to spring as well, and went out and bought a birdhouse for a wren or chicadee (the opening is quite small), which I'll put up late March. My backyard is a sight of melting snow!

    Hope you'll visit my Sunday Salon

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing my daffodils as well. It will be a while since we have at least a foot of snow on the ground at the moment. Here's hoping Spring arrives on time : ) Have a good week, Vivienne!

  5. Wow, so many books:) I am looking forward to your reviews, Vivienne!

  6. I am so ready for spring too! It feels like it will never get here. I think 13 books is a great reading month!

  7. Viv, you had a terrific reading month, and so many great books read as well. I just noticed we both have read (29) books so far this year...LOL Have a great March!

  8. Katrina - I am so fed up of the rain. It is continuous!

    Carmen - it is coming along quite slowly. Need more hours in the day at the moment. Especially between 12 and 3 in the afternoon!

    Book Dillettante - A bird house, how delightful. I mentioned it to my husband about getting one and he said yes, as it would be nice to help the cats be able to reach the birds better! Isn't he horrid.

    Mary - I know by now you are probably just hating the snow, but I would really prefer it to the rain at the moment. At least we would get a snow day and we wouldn't have to go to school.

    Andreea - thank you.

    Kathy - thankyou too.

    Diane - How bad are we? Reading 29 books and we are only two months into the year. I will race you through March.

  9. I'm going to have to start doing those end-of-the-month wrap-ups! I've been seeing them all around the 'sphere today. So I went to my Works document that I had created to track various things this year, and discovered that I, too, had read 13 books this month. Now I considered that amazing, since I'm usually reading two books a week.

    Love the way you began the blog post:

    "March is hiding in the wings of the night waiting to emerge as a social Spring butterfly. Ah, well we can only hope Spring springs forward and drives away the torrential rain and skies of grey;"

    Love the images!

    My Salon:

  10. I don't like reading a book in parts at all. I only like readalongs where you have a date to read by.

  11. Congrats on all of your reading! I haven't looked at my February totals yet, but it doesn't feel like I got much reading done this month.

  12. You did great this month! Time really is flying.

  13. Do read Miss Pettigrew soon! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it :)

  14. Wow, Vivienne. You've had an amazing reading month. Good on ya. :D

    I love Pride and Prejudice. I tried so much to love Austen's other books more as everyone says P&P is their favourite, but I have to join them. I love it too much too.

  15. YOu did very well. I read 8 but I am happy. I was thinking like I will only read 3!

    TSS: February Wrap-up

  16. I'm glad you finished and liked P&P! I finished reading it too and am going to post my review some time this week. Thanks for joining! :)

  17. I love these types of post, having been away from blogosphere for a while they are a great way of catching up with all your news in one easy go. Some great books there.

  18. You had a great reading month. I think I may have made it to 8 but haven't looked yet.

  19. What a great reading month! Since you like The Unfinished Angel so much, I'm going to put it on my TBR list.

  20. I salute you! I only managed 4 last month.


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