February Wrap-Up! || 2018

Well hello! I am writing to you from Cork, Ireland – how exciting! Well, not all 100% exciting if you read my previous post and know why I’m here. I’ve just settled in at my granddad’s place after approximately 2927161 hours of travelling to get here. Seriously, whew. What a lot of travelling. Which means I’ve got time to do some blogging and fill you in on how February went!

February seemed like a weird month for reading. Quite a few things happened (as mentioned in previous post) and just in general I wasn’t on fire with my reading. But I did still manage to get four books read which isn’t all that bad at all. I have to say, right about now I’m feeling raring to go with my reading so I think March will be good for progress!

As usual, let’s start this off by having a look at all the bookish deals going on around the book world.


Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Free shipping worldwide! Make sure you head over and check out the huge range of books on the Book Depository. Check out their selection of new releases or scroll through their bargain section! Celebrating international women’s day? Come see the literature you want to read for it! How about the Oscars? The BD has made a list of their own literary Oscars awards! Snuggle up with your favourite read and see some beautiful bedtime stories.


More international free shipping! Check out their book of the week for a great read or Wordery’s selection of books celebrating international women’s day. They have a huge range of bestsellers and new releases too!


Support an Australian company and have a look at the awesome range of books available at A&R Bookworld. Heading back to uni? No problems! They’ve got you covered. See their list of best books of 2017, the Stella prize, the best Australian literature from 2017,  and everything you need for going back to school.


Another Australian book company to support! Alert! 60% off selected titles for March – quick! Scroll away! How about some books on self care? Or perhaps some books for the kids this Easter. Come down under with me and dip into some Australian literature.

What I Read

by Ryan Graudin

Genre: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Author: Ryan Graudin
Published: September 2017
Publisher: Orion’s Children’s Books
Pages: 464 {paperback}

Finally managed to finish this one off! I’ve had this on the go since Christmas but kept getting distracted reading other books. This was really entertaining to read but I have a lot of mixed feelings about the story over all. I’m eager to sit down and vent all my thoughts in a lengthy review soon.

Review to come

Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein

Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Published: February 2012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 339 {paperback}

Holy guacamole this book was insanely good! I’ve had this on my TBR for such a long time and finally – FINALLY – I got around to reading it. This made its way straight onto my all time favourites list because I just can’t get over how much I enjoyed it. This is everything you could ever want from a WWII story.


Review to come

 Low, Vol. 1: The Delirum of Hope
by Remender, Tocchini & McCaig

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Author: Remender, Tocchini & McCaig
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages: 144 {paperback}

Will I continue the series? YES

I loved the concept of this graphic novel! The artwork was gorgeous too. It was well and truly different to anything I’ve ever read before so I’m super keen to continue on with the series and see where it takes me!

Review to come

 The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopia
Author: Margaret Atwood
Published: June 2011 (book: 1985)
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Audiobook Length: 10 hrs 25 mins
Page Count Equivalent: 311 {paperback}

I had the physical copy of this book but knew I wasn’t going to get around to it very quickly so decided to nab the audiobook edition. It was an odd book but in the end very unique and enjoyable. I’d very much so love to watch the TV series and see that interpretation of it!

Review to come

On the Blog

On Booktube

Squabbling Dragons

Looking for a new and exciting book club to join? Come have some fun with Casey and I over at the Squabbing Dragons! We’re a Goodreads book club and we focus on reading Sci-Fi/Fantasy books that are underrated! This March, starting on the 17th, we’ll be reading The Wingsnatchers by Sarah Jean Horwitz – so quick! Go grab a copy.

The Statistics

Genres Read:


Pages Read:


Total: 1,258

Progress Towards Goodreads Challenge:

13%, or, 13/100 books

What About Me_

February was not as good a reading month as January for me, but I’m still happy with four. I’ve been working a heap and participated in round five of the Alphabethon. I didn’t actually finish a book during that week but hey ho, what can you do?

I went to see the Rocky Horror Show with Jayden which was fun as expected! Such a wicked musical. We also checked out the Aviation Museum which had a bunch of awesome planes to look at. They were all WWII planes which were so cool and we maybe got a model plane that we’re putting together . . . I will neither confirm nor deny this epic stoop into true nerdom.

We had an artist festival on for a couple of weeks in Perth as well called Fringe. I ended up seeing two shows – one was an Australian comedian called Chopper doing a stand-up show called Bogan Jesus (which was beyond hilarious). The second was a Taiwanese drumming group which was a 70 minute high-intensity performance that was just insane.

Other than that, nothing overly exiting to report. I didn’t watch much at all in February, oops. Better try harder in March!

Movies I watched:

Paddington 2, 2017: 7/10 stars

Somehow, I only managed to watch one film in February – what even! But Paddington 2 was just as good as the first one and thoroughly enjoyable. I watched this at an outdoor cinema, too! Which was really nice.

Tick! February done! 

What was your favourite book that you read in February? 

Happy Reading

~~ Kirstie ~~


6 thoughts on “February Wrap-Up! || 2018

  1. So obviously since I’ve been out of the loop I have missed a lot… I will now be scouting your blog to see why you are in Ireland…

    Cannot wait to see your review for Code Name Verity! I am obviously intrigued that it has made your favorites list!!!

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