Monthly Recap – February 2014

februaryFebruary in Books

February, for me, was about reading books I knew I’d love and getting out of that blogging slump. In my last discussion post, I talked about how the Gloomy and Rainy Weather affected my Blogging habits. Rainy weather is perfect for cuddling up on the couch wrapped in a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book. So I read a lot, but somehow I just couldn’t get myself to blog about it. The reviewing went slow, and I found myself without inspiration plenty of times.

What I did manage to do (as I briefly mentioned above) was to write some discussion posts again, which I enjoyed and will be doing more. I cut back on the Top Ten Tuesday posts because I wasn’t really feeling like them for a while… About a week ago though, a friend told me that she loved the Top Ten Tuesday posts. So hereby I am promising to participate regularly in the feature again. I started participating in Epic Rec with Kim from the Book Hoarder (Whom I met this month! She’s awesome!). Also, the books I did review got some very high ratings. I’m officially out of THE slump and I’m back!

What’s up in March?

My first Blogaversary on March 10th!!! Shocker… my blog almost exists One Year! Write it down in those planners, because I have some really nice things to give away! I am really excited to share it with you, and its been super hard to keep everything to myself, and I’m super relieved it’s ALMOST March 10th so I can blab all about it.

Picture Perfect

Love“When surrounded by the people you love, life is more than good, it’s wonderful!”

I spent a lot of time with my family in February. I have quite some little nephews and nieces and they never fail to make my day. I enjoy every single moment I spend with them <3

Stuck On Replay

Most Memorable Quote

“When I read, I feel emotion all on my own. Emotion no living person is making me feel.” 

― Kasie West, Pivot Point


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  1. Glad you’re “back” Iris! It’s felt like such a long time! So glad you were able to take a little while off and come back so refreshed!

    And oh my goodness! I love that quote you choose! It definitely sounds memorable! (And your picture is just amazing!)

    And ahh! Your blogaversery is coming up! Definitely going to have to come up with a surprise for you, eh? ;)

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:08

      Aw thank you!
      Surprise? Did you say surprise? haha

  2. 06/03/2014 / 05:01

    Yay! I’m glad you’re out of the slump, it can be hard to shake off but once you do it feels like you can take on the whole world! Looking forward to your posts! :)

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:09

      Aw thank you! Yeah, it’s slumps are one of the things I find hardest to shake… :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. 06/03/2014 / 11:07

    I’m glad to see you are back from your slump. What a cute photo :)! And exciting that your first blogoversary is coming :D

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:10

      Haha, its cute over the top, my cousin made the picture sneakily and I’m in love with it (I had it framed and all)

  4. 06/03/2014 / 11:45

    Nephews and nieces are the best. ^.^ Unless they decide your books look tasty enough to eat. Bummer. But I’ve been missing your posts!! But hey, it’s not a bad thing to take a blogging break every now and then. And aww, you’re nearly 1?! Cake all round! (Any excuse for cake, right?!)

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:11

      Any excuse for cake indeed! haha

      Books? Tasty enough to eat? Oh man… did that happen to you? Please tell me they didn’t nibble on it, because that really really is a bummer! haha

  5. Ah your blogoversary! I don’t even know when mine is, might have to look into that, and set some money apart to do a giveaway! I love the picture you added, so cute!

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:12

      Set some money apart or contact authors and publishers :) They always love to help out! (It’s what I did and the amount of help I’ve had blew me away!)

      Thanks! :)

  6. 07/03/2014 / 03:28

    You and your newphew look adorable! And yey for getting out of a blogging slump! I was a little under the weather when it came to writing posts during the end of February but now I’m excited for March! Eeep, can’t wait to see how you’re celebrating your first blogoversary! Looking forward to your post! :) :) :)

    • Iris
      24/03/2014 / 14:13

      Thank you Hazel! haha, yeah, I hope you enjoy the giveaway(s) :)

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