February reading round-up

(George Romney 1734-1802)
(George Romney 1734–1802)

Happy Leap Day! Despite the extra bonus day, I haven’t read as much as I’d have liked to this month. That’s not because I’ve had less free time but because I’ve picked back up on multiple hobbies that I’d let slide over winter. I’m writing and knitting, but the biggest time suck is that I’ve started running.

I’m using the good old Zombies, Run! app created by author Naomi Alderman, which I’ve used for the past few years. But this time I’m working harder. I’m running three times a week, a fraction further each time, no excuses. I still intensely dislike running, but it doesn’t half make me feel better about myself afterward!

This month I also went to see the excellent play Pink Mist at the Bristol Old Vic, which is written entirely in verse. We’ve booked tickets to see a play every month until June. It’s our best plan ever!

And finally, I broke my sort-of book-buying ban yesterday with not one but three new titles for the TBR. Yay, new books! How was your reading month?

Books read

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky

The Beautiful and Damned by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Birds and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

2 thoughts on “February reading round-up

  1. looloolooweez March 2, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    A friend of mine uses that zombie running app, too. It looks like fun. I hate running so much, though. Do you think you feel better after running, even though you dislike it, because of exercise-triggered endorphins, or because you feel accomplished for doing something healthy, or something else?

    • Kate Gardner March 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      I think it’s more the feeling of accomplishment than any endorphins.

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