Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2020

Happy Leap Day! If an extra day in your life is all you need to make a difference, this is it!

I am not going to say “I can’t believe the month is over”, like never ever. Nunca! (Spanish) There’s no point, you see. Whether I like it or not, the month, days and hours go as they always do.

February has been quite a month for me. The first week went well, I fell sick the next two weeks – achoo! achoo! Sniff! Sniff! The last week of February was… um, just like any last week of February.

My reading spree went very well this month. Yay me!

Ever since I read James Scott Byrnside’s The Opening Night Murders, I had his debut novel Goodnight Irene in my TBR. So finally, I decided to tackle my TBR in Feb and borrowed the book (and a few others) from KU. So, I start to read the story – wow, there’s a cat in the story. A cat that can speak. Yay! Halfway through the story I realize Irene hasn’t appeared yet and this story has a cozy feeling to it. The James Scott Byrnside I know doesn’t write cozy mysteries. My facepalm moment was when I saw the title of the book I was currently reading. Ay Ay Ay! I was reading a different story and not Goodnight Irene. James, if you are reading this,… sorry for the mix up!

However, I quickly finished the cozy cat story and read Goodnight Irene. What a wonderful mystery written in Mystery Classics style! Wowwy!

I read a total of 23 books this month. Not bad considering I was down with allergic rhinitis for two weeks. I have two buddy reads coming up this Sunday and Monday. Yay! (I have been ‘yay’ing a lot in this post. Yay!) I have a lot of reviews in my drafts so I will posting everyday for the next two weeks or so. I am sooooooo looking forward to March as it is my birthday month. I will be turning 90 this coming month. Bless you my children and grandchildren. *So tempted to say yay here*

I spoke about quilting, writing, painting and reading in my last month’s wrap-up post. i hope you are eager to know about it (please nod your head even if you are not interested!) There are some things that people are not good at. Quilting and sewing is something that I am not good at. First, I chose the wrong material to quilt, then came the stitching which I am really bad at and finally the needle broke and I was like, chuck it! I am using the cut pieces to wipe paint off the brushes. 😉 So yep, that means I am still doing the painting. If you want to order a masterpiece from a renowned painter… ahem! Don’t look at me!

I wrote one story for Reedsy’s weekly prompt. You can read it here.

Most Favorite Reads of the month:

Ice Maid’s Tail by Mandy Morton

No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe

Goodnight Irene by James Scott Byrnside

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Anjana recommended Tarot Mysteries by Bevan Atkinson. I read four books in the series already and I loved it! It’s quirky, weird and really good.

Least Favourite Read of the month:

Murder on Tyneside by Eileen


That’s it for now. Excuse me, I need to order a birthday cake and throw a party to the neighbourhood cats! Adios!

6 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up: February 2020

  1. There is no reason on earth to feel ‘cozy’ while a murderer is on the loose! 🙂 If I ever write a cozy mystery, know that I have been kidnapped and/or hypnotized. Glad you liked Irene.

    1. The murderer might feel cozy but that’s only until the detective steps in.🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

      I read that your next book has a cat in it. (Barty?)

      The review of Goodnight Irene will be up soon. 🙂

    1. Let’s not talk about the birthday. I am turning a decade older.👵👵 90th birthday 😂
      Sorry for the late reply, the comment was in bin folder.🤦‍♀️

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