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February Monthly Review

Okay, so this is several dayslate because honestly, I needed digital detox. I’ve been trying to get views up for the blog and just generally pushing on all platforms. It’s worked. I got views up to 250, I got more comments than ever, and I got to 76 followers. Also, I’ve got posts planned out till April, yay productivity, so I’ve got time to rest.

Since I’ve been doing the weekly reviews I don’t have as much material to cover in these monthly reviews but I’ll still hit the high points.

Books

So I hit my reading goal of five books, so I’m happy about that, technically I started one in January, but I finished it in February so I’m not going to be picky.

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Though I started this in January I finished in February so I guess it’s technically a February book. Now I love books about magic and cooking. Somehow magical cooking always seems to result in a cute book.

Aventurine is a dragon, who feels confined to the caves where her family lives, she is accidentally turned into a human and finds her true career interest in chocolate.

Review: The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Amazon: The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart

The Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith

The Deep & Dark Blue

My favorite book BY FAR, this month, and the author mention me on Twitter, but that didn’t influence my decision at all it was just a really nice touch. Niki Smith is a fine human. Go buy the book, you know you want to and read my review so you’ll know why you want to, it has spoilers though so be careful.

Review: The Dark and Deep Blue

Amazon: The Deep and Dark Blue

The Girl with the Dragon Heart

The Girl with the Dragon Heart is about Silke, Aventurine‘s best friend who helped her find her way as a human in the first book. Aventurine also shows up in this book though mostly as a background character. The Girl with the Dragon Heart focuses on Silke’s search for a place to call home.

This was A Mighty Girl Best Book of the Year for 2019, and I can see why filled with female friendship unlikely families and strong heroines, it is one of my favorite books of 2020, so far along with The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart.

Review: The Girl with the Dragon Heart

Amazon: The Girl With the Dragon Heart

Princess Who Flew with Dragons

The third book in The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart universe follows one of the princesses in the kingdom they live in. Sofia is considered bad at being a princess by everyone including herself but especially her sister Katrin, so when her sister sends her away on another diplomatic mission she knows it’s just a ploy to get rid of her.

But things in the world are much more complicated than Sofia can figure out from her books, and in the end, she may end up being the princess saving the day. My review should be up sometime in March.

Amazon: The Princess Who Flew with Dragons

NewsPrints

A book about finding one’s self and standing up for what you believe in also a book about friendship and understanding. Probably my second favorite graphic novel that I’ve read so far this year. I should have a review up in March or early April.

Amazon:NewsPrints

TV/Movies

So I’ve been binging She-Ra: Princesses of Power from Netflix and it’s amazing and it’s giving me SO many ideas for writing. I’ve also been re-watching Frozen 2 and remembering why I loved it the first time.

Blogging

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I’ve mostly been doing the Pokemon Reads Tag for next month, with some reviews in between. Some of the types were easy, some of them were much much tougher, so expect to see those in late March-early April.

Now I’ve had a pretty good month numbers-wise for the blog, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have goals for March, those are:

Blogging Goals for this Month: 

  1. Hit as close to 100 posts as possible
  2. Hit as close to 100 followers as possible
  3. Hit as close to 300 views as possible.

 

Digital Day Off

I went to a local park. It was FREEZING! So I didn’t stay long but I took some photos.

Saturday 1

A little creek.

Saturday 2

Painted rocks in memory of a local child who was murdered.

Saturday 3Cool looking waterfall.

Things I’m proud of this month

Pondathon: The Quiet Pond's story-driven readathon. Image: Two swords with vines wrapped around it frame the words 'Pondathon', with three little forest sprites sitting on top. One forest sprite has a leaf on its head, the middle has twigs for horns, and the right has a mushroom on its head.

  1. The numbers for the blog
  2. The numbers of reviews I got done
  3. Getting ahead on reviews
  4. Being active in Pondathon
  5. The number of books I read

Mental Health

I’m doing pretty well mental health-wise, but I’ve got some tough stuff coming up. So wish me luck. I very well may bury my problems in replaying DragonAge now that I finally updated my PS4, also I’m still trying to fill my Pokedex in Pokemon Shield.

Overall, February was a very productive month, and I hope March is just as productive and helpful.

 

 

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