Monday, March 4, 2013

What I Read in February

So February.  It was a big month for me, with my trip to LA, and I also did quite a bit of reading.  Here's what happened in books this month:

Long Gone by Alafair Burke
The Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Reese
The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
Driving Alone: A Love Story by Kevin Lynn Barnes
Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
Bossypants byTina Fey
Why Can't We Just Get Along by Shelley Hendrix
When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough by Lillian Daniel
Give Me Everything You Have by James Lasdun
No Mark Upon Her ny Deborah Crombie
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

Total read in February: 14
Total read in 2013: 26
Pages read in 2013: 7849
Amount saved: $316.25

In terms of what's going on with us, the month has really flown by quickly.  Preparing for and taking my trip to LA took up a lot of the beginning of the month.  The trip itself was wonderful and really challenging in many ways, which you can read about here.  During the second half of the month we both got some kind of nasty winter bug.  Mine turned in to bronchitis which stuck around for a good week and a half.

I mentioned last month that this was a slower month in terms of 52 Weeks to an Organized Home and that proved true.  My main achievements for that challenge were cleaning out over 5 years of email and archiving everything so that only emails that need me to take some kind of action remain in my inbox and organizing my contacts.  I now have everyone I frequently email, send mail to, or call listed and organized in my iphone for easy access, as well as all emergency numbers and doctor information.

I also started (and haven't yet finished) a book that was given to me by my friend Jacki called Seven.  It's about dramatically changing consumption patterns and excess in our daily lives.  Based on my reading in the book, I did an initial closet purge and wound up getting rid of six bags of clothing.  I still have more to do, but it's so refreshing to get rid of stuff.   

1 comment:

  1. I love these updates on the 52 week challenge. You're an inspiration! :)