Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday: Best Book of February


It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question:

What was the best book you read in February?


Well, dedicating a post today to my favorite read of the month is going to make tomorrow's Bookanista post pretty redundant, so I'm just going to share everything I read in February.


 
 


I'm glad that I've been staying on pace to read 52 books in 2012. I've become a fan of reading on my phone...it's great when I have some free time at the dog park or while I'm waiting somewhere, and I don't have to worry about lugging a book around with me. Both Entwined and Coffeehouse Angel were books that I got super cheap for my Kindle app that I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed both of them. (Speaking of...does anyone happen to know how I can get NetGalley books on my phone? I send them to my Kindle app through the Kindle email address, and I can get them to go to my iPad, but not the Kindle cloud or my phone. Is there any way around this? I would LOVE to read my NetGalley titles on my phone.)


So, that's one re-read for school, two bargain Kindle books, one Galley Grab e-galley, and one real hardcover book. Wow. Only one "real" book...how funny. I never thought I would get so into e-books, and I don't even have a dedicated e-reader!


What did you read in February? What was your favorite?

33 comments:

  1. I own Entwined and tried to get into it a month or so again, and couldn't. Maybe I should try again. Sometimes I pick up a particular book at the wrong moment. My favorite book in February is a toss up. The Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, or The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson which I finished last night and LOVED!!!

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    1. The middle of Entwined got pretty slow for me...had it not been on my phone I probably would have given up on it, actually. But then it really picked up and got good!

      Oh man, The Sky is Everywhere is one of my very favorites!

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  2. That's a book a week! I take ages to get through a book.

    I love Of Mice and Men. it was the only school book I actually liked.

    I couldn't get through Entwined either Nicole.

    I read Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs. It was a slow month for me unfortunately. I did read some Franz Kafka stories though.

    I tagged you on my blog btw.

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  3. I just ordered a bunch of books I plan to read soon, but February was a slow reading month for me.

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    1. Oooh, but it's always so nice to have a shiny stack of new books waiting for you!

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  4. Do you recommend Why We Broke Up? I've been wanting to read that one.

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    1. YES! I'm posting about it tomorrow. I loved it! But I don't think it's for everyone.

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  5. I love e-books...they make it so easy to just get a book and read it. Thanks for sharing these. I'll have to watch for tomorrow's post so I can find out which one you liked the best!

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    1. Yeah, I didn't think I would be into e-books, but I actually really love them!

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  6. Based on title alone, I want to read COFFEEHOUSE ANGEL.

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  7. I keep picking up "Why We Broke Up" in bookstores, but I keep not leaving with it! I'm curious to hear your thoughts as well.

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    1. How can you resist taking it home with that gorgeous artwork? I loved it.

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  8. I didn't read anything in February, except maybe a few traffic signs. I'm due for a good read and so I am FINALLY going to read "The Hunger Games." I know it's not new, but it's been on my reading list for WAY too long... so, here's goes.

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    1. It's never too late for The Hunger Games!

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  9. I loved the episode of the Middle last week with the kid reading/summarizing Of Mice and Men for his brother and sister. "Lenny has a puppy--wait, he snapped its neck." etc Like the twisted Cliff Notes version or something.

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  10. I love Of Mice and Men so much! It's one of those books that never gets old. Can't wait to read Why We Broke Up!

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    1. I read it every year and I get something new out of it every single time.

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  11. I've heard great things about GONE, GONE, GONE and WHY WE BROKE UP. Definitely anxious to get my hands on them both.

    And OF MICE AND MEN... Read that one in HS and it now every time I think of it I'm reminded of the Friends episode where Joey's all intense about his baby chick and Chandler calls him Lennie. So wrong. Yet... so right. :)

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    1. HA! OMG, everything can go back to a Friends quote, right? ;-)

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    2. I always say everything comes back to Friends, or Sex and the City. I find SATC more often, but that's just me. ;-)

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  12. I bought ENTWINED for my nook, but I still haven't gotten around to reading anything on that thing. It was a hand-me-down from the husband, but I am sort of hesitant to get into ebooks. I have no clue why, but I just don't like them very much. Maybe because I haven't read one yet!

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    1. Give it a try! I was a little hesitant at first, but I love them now.

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  13. I reread the Hunger Games so that's a definite win. I tried so hard to read it slow, savor it - nope. Unputdownable.

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    1. Oooh, I need to reread that one before the movie!

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  14. I´ve been thinking about picking up WHY WE BROKE UP...Did you enjoy it? Looking forward to your Bookanista´s recommendation :D

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  15. I'm working on picking up this kind of pace, but it's going to take me some time to catch up with you!

    I read most of Chop Suey by Ty Hutchinson. Really funny! Could use some more proofing, but very very fun book to read, even though it's not my typical genre of choice. I met Ty online and I picked up his book, and one day it just screamed at me "Read me now!"

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    1. I'm trying! It's hard to balance reading with writing! (And having a life...haha)

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  16. My favorite was probably Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay. I mean, I read The Fault in Our Stars which was obviously amazing, so I'm not counting it. I feel like everyone can say that about TFIOS. :-)

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    1. Yeah, TFIOS doesn't count. It's on a different level.

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