March 4, 2013

February Reads

The big news of February is that I started a new job!I'm still working in a public library, but I found a full-time job with great benefits that is a lot closer to home. The shorter and less stressful commute has been wonderful, and it's nice to go back to working only one job! Plus I'm enjoying the fact that I have more time to spend with my husband and the dogs.

I miss my old coworkers and teen patrons a lot, but I am settling in and liking my new job. I work at the Information Desk providing reference, readers' advisory, and genealogy assistance and also in the computer lab assisting patrons and teaching a variety of computer classes. I'll be contributing to social media as well.

Now, on to the books!

I finished 7 books in February. I usually finish more, but I chose longer books this time around. I'm still on track to meet my goal of 100 books in 2013. I read a total of 1, 649 pages and listened to 27.95 hours of audiobooks in February. Of the books I read, 3 were for a genre challenge and 1 was for a presidential challenge. The other 3 were just for fun!

4 Star Reads
This was an interesting read about one teacher's experiences. I could definitely relate as a former high school teacher. 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
It was my first time reading this classic. I really enjoyed it! I borrowed the new movie version from the library after I finished reading and enjoyed that too. 

A Shot of Sultry by Macy Beckett
This is another great book in my new favorite romance series, and I think I want to move to Sultry Springs, Texas...

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I was finally able to get a copy from the library, and I read it quickly. What a great thriller!

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle
This was funny and adorable! It was a great read for a snowy day. 

John Adams by David McCullough
This was very well-written and interesting. I never really knew much about John Adams before, but now I'm thinking of reading more about him (and Abigail). 

3 Star Reads
Jane by April Lindner
I enjoyed this adaptation but not quite as much as the original. 

What did you read in February? 


Katie DeKoster said...

I haven't heard of Schooled before, but as a teacher myself I'm already intrigued! And lately it seems like Gone Girl is the ONLY book I hear about in real life. As soon as I'm caught up on SLJ's Battle of the Books list, I will definitely be checking that one out.

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

You got a lot read last month--well done!

Jennie said...

I was surprised to enjoy Jane Eyre as much as I did. I need to watch the movie.

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