Quite frankly, not a lot happened in February. The very-much-dreaded Valentine’s Day came and went quickly (thank goodness) and I spent the majority of the month wondering why on earth we weren’t getting any snow (I live in Canada and this has been a very dry winter with hardly any significant snowfall which is definitely NOT the norm).
Here’s a short list of February stand-outs:
Admittedly, I was late to the Sex Education party and showed up after Season 2 had been added to Netflix. I came for Gillian Anderson and stayed for, well, the entire cast actually. This show is absolutely brilliant (if a little graphic – but hilariously so), so if you’re in the mood for a laugh-out-loud coming of age tale about teenagers and sex, give this show a try. Just don’t watch it with kids in the room.
Yup, my pixie cut is back! I spent the last year growing out my hair because a couple of my coworkers had said they wanted to see what I looked like with long hair. Once my hair had grown past my shoulders, I thought right that’s enough and booked an appointment with my hair stylist. In mid-February I had my long(ish) locks chopped off and I feel much more like myself again! Cue the references to the late great Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan and I’m a happy little pixie muffin.
Physical book-buying pandemonium
Before February, I really hadn’t purchased any physical fiction books in a very long time. The only physical books I’d been buying were my beloved classic film nonfiction bios and coffee table books. Fiction had been relegated exclusively to my Kindle or I would just borrow whatever fiction I was interested in reading from the library. I don’t know what happened in February, but I suddenly went berserk and started ordering, like, 10 books at a time from my local bookstore (not Amazon, thankyouverymuch). My fiction bookshelves are now full to bursting and I’ve just ordered some more earlier this morning, like, 20 minutes before I sat down to write this blog post.
Speaking of fiction and ordering enough physical books to kill me if they ever toppled over onto my chest, I also started watching booktube videos again in February. Up until last year, I was subscribed to tonnes of booktubers and watched their videos daily. I stopped watching when I stopped purchasing physical fiction books. Now that I’m back to ordering books books and more books, I’ve re-subscribed to some of my favourite booktube channels and have started watching their uploads regularly again.
So see? Not much happened this month aside from me discovering a new favourite show and slipping off the minimalism bandwagon (this time for good?). My wallet is crying right now but my bookshelves are full so there’s that. What did you get up to this month?