Monthly Recap: February 2017

Posted March 1, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 13 Comments

How are we already in the month of March in the new year? Time needs to slow down. Sheesh.

What I Did

Basketball, basketball, basketball. Basketball overtook our lives this past month with League games then Playoff games and then disappointing ends to everyone’s seasons. Best game of the season was when my Brenna’s Lady Saxons took on my Kenna’s Lady Seahawks. They both played their hearts out and while Kenna’s team smashed on Brenna’s, Brenna played exceptionally well and not even her Coach can take that away from her. I was a proud Mom and Aunt that day.

What I Watched

Riverdale. I’m completely addicted to this show. I’m loving the darker version of the Archie comics and though this is a typical CW (beautiful people, loads of drama) show, I’m all about it. I’m loving Betty, Archie, Veronica, Jughead, everyone. Even Cheryl Blossom and her bitchy ass. Betty’s crazy ass Mom and just all of the drama? I’m so freaking here for it all. If you’re not watching this show, you should be. Hawaii 5-0. I’m binge watching this show right now. I stopped watching it about mid-season 6 and have been meaning to catch up and then never did. I’m all caught up now and I’m still loving McGarrett’s crazy ass, Danny’s whiny ass and the rest of the team as well. I’m still low key shipping McGarrett and Kono and I don’t even care that Adam is the bomb, too. Haha. Such a good show. There’s a really good Polynesian representation on this show and I love that. Suits. I’m watching this show faithfully but I’m not really sure why. This season is low key boring but I love Harvey, Mike, Donna and the rest of the gang so even though I’m not all that into this season, I’m still watching every single episode, every single week. I also watched the following movies:
1. Patriots Day (2016) | Good 2. John Wick (2014) | Very Good 3. John Wick 2 (2017) | Very Good 4. Accidentally Engaged (2016) | Cheesy, but Cute
My favorite movies of the month go to the John Wick movies. Why in the world did I wait so long to watch those? Those movies were the bomb. Thanks to my brother Pete for bringing them to my attention.

What I Listened To

Bruno Mars. Yeah, I’m still listening to this album and yes, I’m still loving the hell out it. Say somethin’…haha.
Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur. Brenna brought this song to my attention. She loves this song and because she played it over and over last month, it grew on me until I loved it myself.

What I Read

1. Act Like It by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5 2. Pretty Face by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5 3. Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy | 4.25 out of 5 4. Faking It by Jennifer Crusie (re-read) | DNF 5. Silver Silence by Nalini Singh | 4.25 out of 5 6. Archangels Kiss by Nalini Singh | 4 out of 5
February was a slow reading month for me. I didn’t read much but I’m happy with the books that I read outside of the DNF. My favorite reads of the month go to Silver Silence, Pretty Face and Good Boy. All were fabulous reads.

What I Reviewed

The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5 Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy | 4 out of 5 Pretty Face by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5 By Your Side by Kasie West | 3 out of 5 Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean | 4.5 out of 5 Act Like It by Lucy Parker | 4 out of 5 #Famous by Jilly Gagnon | 3 out of 5 Satisfaction by Lexi Blake | 4 out of 5 Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James | 4 out of 5 Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan | 3 out of 5 Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis | 3 out of 5

What I Got

I bought some books and I got some books for review. Here are the books that were added to my bookshelves in February.

What I Bought

Moonshot by Alessandra Torre Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre Archangel’s Kiss by Nalini Singh Truly by Ruthie Knox Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas Royally Matched by Emma Chase

What I Got for Review

Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy Off the Ice by Julie Cross Blame it on the Duke by Lenora Bell Havoc by Jamie Shaw Silver Silence by Nalini Singh Pipe Dreams by Sarina Bowen When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath

What I Loved

One of the local malls in my town got renovated and it’s fancy as hell. The food court is more upscale, too. There’s no McDonalds, Taco Bell, not even a Chick Fil-A. The new and improved food court serves Pinks hot dogs, Chipotle, Panda Express, sushi, Korean food, Blaze Pizza and bunch of other stuff. My sisters, my friends, my kids and I have spent some serious time at this food court, having lunch and trying out the new spots. We love them all. How was your February? Did you do anything fun? See or read anything good?

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13 responses to “Monthly Recap: February 2017

  1. Ingrid

    Well damn.. I haven’t been to the food court since before I left and that was WAY before I left LA.. gotta go eat there for dinner LMAO

    • Rowena

      You should. If you eat at the Korean hot plate place, don’t get the hot plate. It still cooks your food while you’re eating it so your food never cools down and you won’t be able to eat it fast enough so that the bottom of your food doesn’t burn. Trust me. Chloe, Meg and I speak from experience. LOL.

      Delene loves the Stove Oven place. They have good salads and their bread is the bomb. The sushi place is good as well. Reasonable prices for good sushi so I’m not complaining and then you have the regular hot spots of Panda, Chipotle, Pinks hot dogs, etc…

  2. Oh, wow. Spectacular month! I just read Lucy Parker’s books back to back because the woman can write! Loved both. I can’t wait to read more.

    Have a fantastic March!

  3. Lori

    Ooh, I didn’t realize the next book in Elle Kennedy’s Midnight series was coming out. 1-click! Miss you, chica!

    • Rowena

      It’s coming out soon. Casee is reading it now and enjoying it so I’m stoked to see another one of my friends likes it. I love that series. I miss you, too! When are we getting together?

    • Rowena

      I guess I’m just not all that interested in con artists these days. I tried for two days straight to get some reading in on the book before I gave up because I just couldn’t be arsed to continue. It was really slow.

  4. I’ve not actually listened to Bruno Mars’s new album yet which is shocking because it’s been out a while now. I just haven’t gotten around to it! And I find James Arthur’s song strangely catchy which is surprising because I’m not his biggest fan but I think I’ll have to listen to some more stuff by him. And that mall looks very fancy I would be spending a lot of time there too. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love cheap fast food but this looks good. I know I love when my local mall but in a food court and it’s amazing!

    Anyway, I hope you’re reading picks up this month, you did read some really good books, though and you’ve enjoyed most of them so really, that’s a good reading month to me.

    • Rowena

      Aww, Bruno Mars has some really great songs on his album if you like R&B. They’re very feel good and make you want to dance kind of music…which is my kind of music.

      That song by James Arthur is the only song I know. Brenna plays it all the time.

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