Friday, March 1, 2013

February Rewind & Review

Hosted by Bookshelvers Anonymous
Once again, another month is over. Another month of buying books, giveaways, posts, comments, bookish conversations, and big blog things. Of course, that also means another Rewind & Review!

My Reviews

My Meme Posts
Other Fun Posts

Stuff I Won
  • Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (from Kayla at Bibliophilia Please)
  • A package of swag (from Mint Tea and a Good Book) 
  • $5 Amazon GC (from Julie at A Tale of Many Good Reviews)
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (from Ashna at Wanted Readers)
  • My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century  by Rachel Harris, The Grass Is Always Greener by Jen Calonita, This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (from Crystal at WinterHaven Books)
  • Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye by Shari A. Brady (from Candace at Candace's Book Blog)
  • Romantic Reads Box, consisting of the following: 
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
Just Your Average Princess by Kristina Springer
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
Wrecked by Anna Davies
After Obsession by Carrie Jones & Steven Wedel
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Blood Fever by Veronica Wolff
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
The Eternal Sea by Angie Frazie

Stuff I Was Given
  • Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald (NetGalley)
  • The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett (NetGalley)
  • The Look by Sophia Bennett (NetGalley)
  • Falling Under by Gwen Hates (ARCycling)
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (My sister, Shelver)

Stuff I Bought
  • I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter (hardcover copy!) 
  • Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (hardcover copy, officially completely my hardcover collection of Ally Carter:)
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life: Family Affairs by Jen Calonita
  • Secrets of My Hollywood Life: On Location by Jen Calonita
  • Airhead by Meg Cabot
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Anne Bashares
  • Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  • Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Autographed Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Only about $8!) 
  • There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
  • Seven Daughters and Seven Sons by Barbara Cohen
  • Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

*Just to let everyone know, I actually barely ever spend money, but I found the glory of a local thrift store with $3 or cheaper HARDCOVER books and So they were all very cheap and not brand new from Amazon or BooksAMillion. How could I resist? 

A Few of My Blog Moments I Wish to Share
  • The best one: reaching 400 followers on here! WOOHOO, thank you! 
  • Interviewing an author which was actually #6 on my Top Ten Bookish Goals for 2013 in January! 
  • While not on the blog, it is connected: expanding my bookshelf space. 
  • Having moments where I feel like I actually know what I'm doing on here :) 
  • Meeting you guys and interacting. I'm free to talk about anything (especially bookish things) anytime. You all make me happy, happy, happy! 
Happy, happy, happy! 

Hopefully I didn't miss something very important. However, I think February was a pretty good month. I hope yours was great as well and even more so in March. 

Happy Reading!


  1. This post is made of win! Look at all your awesome books! And you used a Phil gif! :P Love it!!! I am most jealous of your copy of This is What Happy Looks Like! So excited for that book! Congrats on all of the new reads...hope you love every single one of them! :D

    1. I absolutely HAD to use a Phil gif :) Me too! I cannot wait for it to come into my hands. Thank you!

  2. Man, looking at all these wrap up posts always makes me so tired! I feel like such a slacker when I see everyone's lists, hah. But how awesome that you accomplished so much--congratulations! It's been a good month, and I'm sure the next will be even better.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. Oh, I feel tired when I see everybody's weekly lists! Thank you :)

  3. It's so cool that you won This Is What Happy Looks Like!!! I loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight (especially the writing style) and This is What Happy Looks Like is one of my top anticipated 2013 releases! I can't wait to read your review! :) Happy reading!

    Alioe @ Alice in Readerland

  4. Well, well, well... look at all of those pretty wins! You definitely had a great February.

  5. You bought so many book. Just Listen is one of the books I have left to complete by Sarah Dessen. My sister says it is her favorite.

  6. Wow, you are the master at winning giveaways! It must correlate directly with all the giveaway tweeting you do. :) And congratulations on all your blogging achievements, especially feeling like you know what you are doing! You can tell you're getting good at blogging when you get that confidence.

    1. Oh, I'm not having tons of luck right now, but February was kinda my month :) Oh, sometimes I feel like I do and it feels wonderful in that moment!