February has been a great month for me. I finally learned how to drive. It has been a slow journey and I went through days of anxiety. However, my driving is getting better . Today I was able to overtake multiple trucks(the very slow ones) on my way to work. This is big deal for me since overtaking has been my biggest issue. My heart still beats so fast when I have to do it but I am getting it with time and practice. Also today for the first time, I was also able to park well and on my first try, woop woop! I hope it wasn’t a fluke though since parking has been my second nightmare.
Secondly, I have made so much progress with my thesis. I completed and submitted the first two chapters. I am currently working on the revisions as I prepare to defend my proposal.
Thirdly, my frustrations with blogging finally ended. All that pressure that I used to feel about blogging is now gone. I now focus on sharing my reviews and giving ‘love’ to those who give it back instead of trying to interact with way too many people yet half of them never even visit my blog. I post whenever I have something to share without feeling the pressure to do it regularly to keep the blog ‘alive’I also stopped worrying about stats. In short, blogging is now fun.
Finally, I now have over 800 followers. I hit 804 yesterday. Last year at a time like this, I had 48 followers so the blog has really grown. Thank you all for the support. It has been an amazing experience!
In matters books, I had mix fortunes. I read some really great books but I also had some not so good reads. I will only mention my favorite ones.
Not yet Reviewed
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Click on the titles to read my reviews of the following books:
Bad Little Girl by Frances Vick
The Silent Wife by Kerry Fisher
The Fifth Letter by Nicola Moriarty
Blindness by Jose Saramago
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson- If you don’t know who Emmett Till is or if you would like to get more details about this case then you need to read this book.
I am super excited about my March TBR. I have finally gotten to 81% on Netgalley and my ARCs for this month are few so I hope to read some of my own books too. This is progress for me because I have been reading way too many ARCs and neglecting my own books for a couple of months now.
Say Nothing by Brad Parks
The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney
When We Danced at the end of the Pier by Sandy Taylor
Trophy Child by Paula Daly
Small Great Things by Jodi Piccoult
The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
On Black Sisters Street by Chika Unigwe
I hope that you enjoyed your February. Have a wonderful new month.