February was a great month between my birthday celebration, our trip to Santa Barbara and time spent with friends, but I'm happy to usher in a new month as I'm at the point where I'm over winter... I don't expect spring-like weather in March as spring doesn't arrive until April or May in Minnesota usually, but I do hope the subzero days are behind us!
Hmm... Not a lot of radio listening happening in my world these days as I tend to listen to podcasts when I am in the car. Brandi Carlile's new CD comes out this month, though, so I'm sure I'll have a favorite song to share from that next month!
February was another strong reading month for me as I read 7 books, bringing my total for the year to 16! I do not expect my reading to continue at the pace, though. I think this is just a time of year that is conducive to sitting inside and reading for hours on end since it's so cold outside. My favorite book that I read in February was The Girl on the Train - I think it definitely lived up to all of the hype around it. Similar to last month, I starred the books that counted towards the read harder challenge.
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion* - 4 stars
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson* - 4 stars
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins* - 5 stars
Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal - 4 stars
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes - 3 stars
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 4 stars
A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca - 3 stars
Eh, not my best month. It's a short month and a cold month so it's not conducive to a lot of miles. And then I got sick at the end of the month which sidelined me for a number of days. My total mileage was 53 miles. I'm calling that good enough. I'll start running with my club during the week in March so my mileage should be higher in March!
Oh, winter. You make it really hard to get excited about outfits. I'm thankful I can walk to work but it does REALLY impact my outfit choices as I have to stick with pants and sweaters so I don't freeze on the mile walk in. The only outfit I was really excited about this month was the outfit I wore on my birthday. I got the pants with a 50% off coupon at Banana and the top came from my final Stitch Fix (taking a break after getting a few not-so-great boxes).