Month in Review: February 2022

Literature

I started out the month on a Kate Milford binge. I do like her books but five in a row was enough for now. The rest of the month was quite a grab bag, from Beverly Cleary’s wonderful memoirs to a groundbreaking epistolary classic, a long-awaited sequel, an old favorite for the Narniathon readalong, an extended essay on today’s most talked-of topic, and a book that’s become a smash series on Netflix. Goodness, what’s next?

Well, I have to read the book you voted for in my Make me read it poll: The Shadow of the Wind. Other than that, I’ve no idea what March will hold.

Books read in February

Language

I decided to take a break from studying languages this month, feeling I needed to reduce stress and work on health issues (see “Life” below). However, I did start an English language podcast! You can learn more about that here.

Life

Restricting my diet is no fun, but if it improves my health and energy it will be worthwhile. I wrote about my “one word for 2022” – CONNECT – in terms of connecting with my body.

Otherwise, the snow is melting, flowers are blooming and spring is already on the way. Switzerland relaxed most COVID restrictions at the end of the month and it is nice to be able to go to libraries, concerts and cultural events again.

What are you looking forward to as spring approaches?

Linked at The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and the Monthly Wrap-up Round-up at Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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19 thoughts on “Month in Review: February 2022

  1. In spring I am just looking forward to more sunshine, it doesn’t even have to warm, just sunshine please! Also hoping to finish off the long books I have been reading for a long time and to some lighter, shorter books. Happy reading! 😃

  2. You had some good reads last month. I used to read Henry Huggins aloud to my fifth graders every year when I was a classroom teacher long ago. Voyage of the Dawn Treader was my favorite Narnia book so far.

    I’m glad Switzerland has been able to ease up on the Covid regulations. I’ve just started back to the Y. I think we are all suffering from lack of human contact.

    Beautiful flowers!

    1. I think stress eating is the way I got into this mess. Trying to change habits, though it’s a definite challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Oh no, I didn’t mean I don’t want to read it. I just needed a little bit of a boost to choose something from among the many books on my shelves that I want to read and never seem to get around to. I’m actually halfway through, enjoying it so far!

  3. I have meant to read Kate Milford but I couldn’t get into the one I brought home. Maybe I need to try again.

    I do think the Clearly memoirs are lovely, although not as good as The Luckiest Girl and Fifteen and Jean and Johnny.

    Is Switzerland permanent or do you get to return to NH eventually? I am getting very excited about spending a month in London in June to finish my master’s degree. I hope nothing prevents me from going.

    1. I don’t know, she may not be for everyone. Or you have to be in the right mood. I actually liked Bluecrowne a lot, you might try that one as it’s set in a different time period than Greenglass House (if that’s the one you tried). The direct sequel, The Left-Handed Fate, did not do so much for me.

      Switzerland is permanent for now! We have our options open for the future but we expect our son to at least finish high school here (4 more years). I really hope you can go to London in June.

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