Monthly Review: February 2009

Woo, I think this month I did even more than last month! I had a lot of fun doing it, too, though it didn’t seem like a lot at the time. And, as a bonus, according my spreadsheet-thingy I’m around 2 weeks ahead of schedule to meet my reading goal at the end of the year! Yay!

Reading Stats
I read 23 books and reviewed 17 of them.
1 of them was an audiobook.
2 were chick lit.
5 were mystery/detective.
19 were YA/teen.
5 had a witch somewhere in them.
11 books were written by authors new to me.
1 of them was a reread.
9 were books from my TBR pile.
1 was an ARC.

I read 5915 pages and listened to 5 hours.
I neither absolutely hated nor absolutely loved any book, though a few came close.
I checked 5 books out from the library (but haven’t read two yet).

Reading Challenges Status Updates
666 Horror/Paranormal Book Challenge: 5/36 (I think)
2009 Pub Challenge: 3/9
Baker Street Challenge: 0/7
Read Your Own Books Challenge: 11/25
Support Your Local Library Challenge: 3/25

Under the jump is links and lists of various posts, er, posted during February.

Books Reviewed (Alphabetically):
Arsene Lupin – Maurice Leblanc [rating: 4/5]
Boca Knights – Steven M. Forman [rating: 3.5/5]
The Black Cauldron – Lloyd Alexander [rating: 4.5/5]
The Book of Three – Lloyd Alexander [rating: 3/5]
Cart and Cwidder – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 5/5]
Cirque du Freak – Darren Shan [rating: 3.25/5]
Creepers – Keith Gray [rating: 4.5/5]
Crusader – Edward Bloor [rating: 4/5]
House of Many Ways – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 4.75/5]
The Little Sleep – Paul Tremblay [rating: 2/5]
The Name of This Book Is Secret – Pseudonymous Bosch [rating: 4/5]
Poseur – Rachel Maude [rating: 4.75/5]
Septimus Heap #1: Magyk – Angie Sage [rating: 4.5/5]
Septimus Heap #2: Flyte – Angie Sage [rating: 4/5]
Stopping For A Spell – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 3.5/5]
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn – John Bellairs [rating: 2.5/5]
Witch’s Business – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 4/5]

(A complete listing of books read throughout the year can be found here.)

eBook Wednesdays
February 4: How much is an ebook worth to you?
February 11: Awesome things are going on at Tools of Change
February 18: Authors, please edit your ebooks

Here’s hoping everyone has an awesome March!

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