March 1, 2014

February 2014

Can you guys believe it's MARCH today? I certainly can't! I feel like it was just a few days ago that I was setting up my recap for January, musing about how time really flew by. That's probably what happens when you go back to working full-time and your days are filled with the endless monotonous grind of being in the office.

I've been thinking lately about what I see myself doing in the future. While I'm enjoying myself where I'm at, I also have a vision for what I'd like to be doing -- and it's something a little different. I'm gathering my thoughts on it, but I might post about it on the blog at some point.

In March, I'm planning to go back to my regular programming of posting personal posts regularly. While I love doing reviews, and you'll certainly see lots of them (especially for books I've loved), I also love sharing my adventures and thoughts with you guys, so it'll be happening! Also, my sister Mel is back on the blog doing some reviews (which will add variety since she reads a lot of NA and paranormal YA).

I'll also be going to a couple of author events, including a few that are part of the New York City Teen Author Festival this month! It'll be fun, and I sincerely hope I see you there. I promise, I say hi and don't bite!

Posts Mentioned
Under the Never Sky Read-a-thon (co-hosted with Nina)
2014 Book Blogger Love-a-thon (co-hosted with Katelyn)
A Tale as Old as Time (co-hosted with Sharon & Racquel)

My Top Reads in February
Love and Chaos by Gemma Burgess (my Brooklyn Girls review)
Grave Mercy & Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, The Crown of Embers & The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson (my review of The Girl of Fire and Thorns)
While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell (my review)
The Theory of Opposites by Allison Winn Scotch (my review)
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Not mentioned, but should have been: The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

What I'm Reading in March
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Four Friends by Robyn Carr
The Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

Bloggers Mentioned

Upcoming NY Events (I might not make it to all of them, but check these out if you can!)
March 17-23: NYC Teen Author Festival

Here's a list of all my posts in February! In case you missed any, please feel free to check them out.

Something Real - Heather Demetrios
Belle - Cameron Dokey
The Bride and The Beast - Teresa Medeiros
The Countess Conspiracy - Courtney Milan
The Lavender Garden - Lucinda Riley
The Twistrose Key - Tone Almhjell
While Beauty Slept - Elizabeth Blackwell
The Theory of Opposites - Allison Winn Scotch

Personal Posts

Blog Events & Features
The Monday Mix || February 3, 2014
An Author A (Mon)day: Marissa Meyer
A Tale As Old As Time || 3 Reasons I Love Beauty and the Beast
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Kick-off & Interview
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Book Spine Poetry 
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Book Valentines
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Mad Libs
Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Welcome to Day 2!
Book Blogger Love-a-thon: Hobby Mash-Up
Book Blogger Love-a-thon: A Letter To Yourself
Book Blogger Love-a-thon: Love-a-thon Awards
Book Blogger Love-a-thon: Survey, Giveaway + Thank Yous
The Monday Mix || February 17, 2014
It Takes Two: February 2014
An Author a (Mon)day: Rebecca Serle
Big Brother Is Watching You... Or At Least Someone Is (Something Real Blog Tour + Giveaway)


  1. I love your vlogs! Two series I haven't started but need to: Under The Never Sky & The Girl Of Fire and Thorns :( I've tried to get the Brooklyn Girls series to read but my library doesn't carry it. I really liked Robin LaFevers assassin series. It's the first historical romance I ever read and now I'm hooked.

  2. It's absolutely crazy that it's already March! We're into a third of the year already... Wow. I guess time flies when you have busy days throughout the week.

    I love reading about your NYC adventures! They're so much fun to read and I can't wait to read your reviews for March.

  3. I'm reading Grave Mercy now and am 100+ pages in right now... I started it in early February, but set it aside for another read-a-thon and other activities, but will resuming it this month. I'm loving Grave Mercy so far.

    Thank you for sharing the Rae Carson series. I've never heard of it and will love into it.

    I'm with you though in thinking this year is flying by and can't believe that it is now March!!

  4. This year is going by CRAZILY fast. It's just insane! I feel like it wasn't that long ago when we were celebrating the New Year. *sigh*

    So glad you loved Attachments! The email format style was just so adorable and Beth and Jennifer were so funny. And I need, need, NEED to get on top of the Rae Carson series sometime soon, all the fangirling I've been hearing recently is just pushing me towards it.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your personal posts Alexa!

  5. I still feel like I'm living in January. I can't believe how fast time flies by sometimes! But I guess this means I'm all the more closer to gettings my hands on some of my most anticipated releases of the year. :) I'm also really looking forward to reading Rae Carson's books this month (or possibly next). I enjoyed The Girl of Fire and Thorns and can't wait to see how the rest of the trilogy plays out. Thanks for sharing, Alexa!

  6. I wish it was still February :( Haha, it's my favourite month which is why I'm a little miffed :P

    I'm definitely very curious about what you'll think about Side Effects May Vary! So I'll be looking out for your review :)

    Ever since I saw you and Judith raving about The Girl of Fire and Thorns I've been looking out for it at the library and especially since I have an ARC of The Bitter Kingdom I want to read the series.

  7. What a great month! This reminds me, I still have to read Grave Mercy! That's awesome that you met David Beckham! Awesome feature on Rebecca Serle!

  8. Oh, I hope you love Moth And Spark. I think you'll like the writing, it's quite lovely. Just be aware of the kind of slow pacing.


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