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The End of February

February has come and gone and it seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2019 and now we are already in the 3rd month; something about time flies when one is having fun! And while I would not really describe February as fun, it was atleast, interesting, as usual busy and since the sky did not fall on my head, almost kind! I did get some reading done, though not as much as I would have wanted and I am woe fully behind in both my 2019Official TBR Pile and GoodReads reading challenges! Oh! Well! It is what it is and atleast, I am reading, which for a part of last year, had practically been non existent (an unheard of event in my adult life) and am grateful for these small mercies! So what did I read in February? Here goes –

The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Even if we love them with our entire being, even if we’re willing to commit the most heinous sin for their well-being. We must understand and respect the values that drive them. We must want what they want, not what we want for them

The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki

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I can remember a menu long after I’ve forgotten the hostess that accompanied it

The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer

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Recollect that we have been acquainted for less than a month! You cannot, cousin, have fallen – formed an attachment in so short a time!’
‘Nay, love, don’t be so daft!’ he expostulated. ‘There’s no sense in saying I can’t do what I *have* done

Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer

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I am not in a heat at all,’ Léonie said with great precision. ‘I am of a coolness quite remarkable, and I would like to kill that woman.

So that was all my February reading! One look and you can see, it was primarily what can be only described as Comfort reading, but it was good comfort reading so cannot complain! The high point of the month, however, was getting selected as the Clubber of the Month, by The Classical Club! I am honored and totally pumped at this recognition! We will now see what March unfolds!

And speaking of March, while I gave making reading plans for the month more than a year ago, I did make a small resolution for the month – I will only read women authors, in honor of International Woman’s Day! That then is the plan and I am off to get head start on this by reading Enchanter’s Nightshade by Ann Bridges!

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  1. Mudpuddle #

    GH is one of a kind; i’ve gotten a lot of fun out her books although i haven’t read either one of these; my deceased father-in-law used to say the secret to getting old is always having something to look forward to… so now i do! i think i read the Clovis book once but it was so long ago i can’t recall… so i’ll look for it again; i believe i’ve got Saki’s collected works around some where: have to go rummage around…

    March 4, 2019
    • I STRONGLY reccomend Saki! He was one the best satirist of his generations and I just feel he does not get the due credit he deserves! I have the entire collection and while I may love one book more than the other, I do LOVE them all! He was a brilliant man, who died too soon! GH is truly one of a kind and I also recommend Unknown Ajax….its something totally worth looking forward too!

      March 5, 2019
  2. Oh what a pretty cover on The Forest of Enchantments! As long as you enjoyed what you read in February that is all that matters. And the sky not falling on your head is always a very good thing 🙂

    March 4, 2019
  3. Well drat, my comment was eaten unless it is hiding in your spam folder. Let’s try again just in case.

    The cover of The Forest of Enchantment is very pretty! As long as you enjoyed what you read in February that is all that really matters. And any month the sky doesn’t fall on your head is a good month in my opinion! 🙂

    March 4, 2019
    • Er….thank you and both comments are visible…lol! I did enjoy my February reading a lot and yes the Sky so far has not fallen on my head, so all good!

      March 5, 2019
  4. Congratulations Clubber of the Month! It’s an honour well-deserved! 🙂

    I’ve been reading non-classicy books too lately which makes me kind of uncomfortable, lol! But I guess you could say at least I’m reading. Georgette Heyer is a gem! And I love that quote from The Forest of Enchantments. It certainly promotes selflessness!

    I hope your March is truly wonderful!!

    March 4, 2019
    • Thank You for your very very kind words! I too like you have been reading a lot of non classics, but you know what Cleo, like you said we are reading! GH rocks!!! She is like the best antidote to illness and ill humor! The quote from Forest does promote selflessness, but if you ever read Ramayan ( The first of the great Indian epics) on which this novel is based, it is filled with many such human insights! I hope both our Marches are wonderful!

      March 5, 2019
  5. I am really looking forward to the Forest of Enchantments — I love Divakaruni — but it hasn’t yet been published in the US, and very frustratingly I can’t even find a date when it will be.

    Funny, I read the Unknown Ajax in February too! I thought it one of Heyer’s best.

    March 4, 2019
    • the coincidence is too funny! But I did love Unknown Ajax as well and I completely agree with you on it being one of Heyer’s best works! On Divakaruni, I sent you a DM on FB,

      March 5, 2019
  6. Nothing wrong w/ comfort reading. It gives you rest and prepares your mind for something challenging.

    March 5, 2019
    • Thank You and I have to agree, especially on the rest part!

      March 5, 2019
  7. Georgette Heyer’s books are perfect comfort reading. I haven’t read either The Unknown Ajax or Devil’s Cub yet but I’m looking forward to both!

    March 5, 2019
    • Helen ….you must read The Unknown Ajax…you will love it! The Devil’s Cub is also good, but if I need to rank, Ajax wins hands down!

      March 5, 2019
  8. Ohhh I love the idea of women only authors in March, except I’m halfway through How Green Was My Valley by RICHARD Llewellyn for #dewithon19. But I vow, that the rest will be women 🙂

    March 5, 2019
    • So glad you liked the idea and will give me company!! 😀

      March 5, 2019

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