February 2016 Rewind

06:37 Cilla P 7 Comments

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Hello there! It feels like it has been forever since I have last written a proper blog post (in internet year it probably has been forever). As I have mentioned in a previous post, February has been a huge month for me. While I had hoped to be able to queue posts, that didn't happen and I ended up not writing much at all! Life is beginning to settle down though (thank goodness) and I'm crossing my fingers I'll have proper wifi next week.

In the meantime, however, let's catch up!

New to My Shelves

I returned to a land where bargain books and libraries exist, and as a result kind of lost control over my book-buying. My excuse is that most of them were under $10. 


  • The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
  • The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  • Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
  • The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
Status of my 2016 book budget: $60.02

For Review:


Other Things on the Blog

  • I participated in Snazzy Snippets with 3 love-themed snippets from my WIP.
  • Love-A-Thon came around and I had a blast, even though all I had time to participate in was the introduction and a twitter chat. I'm definitely keen to participate again in next year!

Challenges Progress

  • Goodreads challenge: 6/30 books
  • Discussion challenge: 2/24 discussion posts
  • Diverse Reads challenge: 3 books
  • #RockMyTBR challenge: 4 books
  • Backlist Books challenge: 4 books
  • Around the World challenge: click here for my map!
  • Commenting 365 challenge: 25/365 comments
Basically, I am behind on everything Dx

Around the Blogosphere

I haven't had the chance to read around the blogosphere much given the relocation and lack of internet, but this post from Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books includes a list of excellent posts that I'm hoping to read someday soon.

In Life

To keep a long and potentially convoluted story short, I went on a family vacation, moved internationally, sorted a bunch of paperwork required for my course, and am now a student all over again. In fact, writing this post is my break from doing required readings for class. 

It hasn't been all hard work and hard times though. I've lived in Australia before, so I had a week of reunions with old friends and getting to eat at my favourite places again, which was fantastic. I also celebrated my birthday last week! I was told I'm officially an adult now, which is rather terrifying. 

In Store for Next Month

  • Every review I promised in my January Rewind.
  • My first ever blog tour!
  • Discussions posts
  • Potentially a new blog feature. 

Let's chat!
How has your February been? Are you looking forward to March? What are you reading?


  1. Ahh happy belated birthday! <3 Entering the adult age must be terrifying, I'm not sure I'm ready for that xD Seems like you have a great month! It must be nice to reunited with old friends! Anyway, hope you have a great March :)

    1. Thanks Tiffany! <3 Haha, it iiis. That's okay, You're not meant to be ready for it yet - give it a few more years ;D Yessss, the reunions were definitely the highlights of my month :D Hope you have a great March too!

  2. Oooh I have The Bone Season but haven't read it yet. I've heard mixed reviews about The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly- definitely let me know what you think when you read it! You're doing great on the rock my TBR challenge! It's way better than my total of 0 books for the challenge haha.

    1. Ooh I've only heard good things about Minnow Bly, but I'll definitely let you know my opinion when I'm finished with it! :D Haha you've done well with your other challenges though, while I'm falling behind on the others on that list, so we're kind of even!

  3. You moved internationally?! That must have been a crazy undertaking! Where did you move to and from where, if you don't mind answering?

    1. It's certainly not for the faint-hearted, haha! I moved from Indonesia to Australia :)

  4. I can't believe you've managed to post at all with everything you have going on! Hope you're enjoying Australian life!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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