It’s just finishing up the second month of the year and the Spring semester, and everything is going quite swimmingly. 🙂 I’m not teaching that extra class this semester, and it has made a world of difference in terms of work load, stress, etc., so I’m happy that I made the executive decision to not take that on again.
It’s the start of Spring here in West Texas which can mean temperatures from the low 20s to the high 80s, so it’s dressing in layers here for most of the time. Keeps things interesting, let me tell you!
To the books read during February:
- At Her Majesty’s Request: An African Princess in Victorian England – Walter Dean Myers (1999) (NF)
- Negroland: A Memoir – Margo Jefferson (2015) (Memoir)
- Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder (2009) (NF)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin (1951) (F)
- Lucy – Jamaica Kincaid (2002) (F)
- Native Son – Richard Wright (1940) (F)
- Kindred – Octavia E. Butler (1976) (F)
- Obama: The Historic Journey – NYT (2009) (NF)
So to the numbers:
Total number of books read in February: 8
Total number of pages read: 1,823 pages (av. 228).
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 3 fiction / 4 non-fiction; 0 play. 1 DNF.
Diversity: 6 POC. (Hat tip to Black History Month.) 3 books by women.
Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 4 library book, 2 owned book and 1 e-book.
Guilty admission: I ended up DNF-ing Roxanne Gay’s memoir, Hunger. (I just couldn’t click with it, but I did read 150 pages, so not a total loss.)
Plans for March: Read lots. Read widely. 🙂