Book Club Mom’s February 2021 Recap

Hi all! I hope you are doing well. Thanks to everyone who visited my blog this month. I very much appreciate your support! February was a pretty good month. We got a lot more snow, but now most of it has melted, except for a big pile the plows made on the island in our cul de sac.

Unrelated to books, this month I participated in the 24th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. For four days, I counted the different types of birds I saw in our backyard. I downloaded and app called Merlin Bird ID on my phone and it helped me identify them. The data goes to researchers at the National Audubon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada and helps them learn more about how birds are doing and how to protect them and the environment. I had a lot of fun doing it and the app was easy to use. This is a global event and anyone can participate. If you’re interested in doing it next year, you can learn more about it at

I also got back in the reading and blogging swing this month. Here’s a rundown of what I read and other posts.

Book Reviews

Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman – 5 stars

The Perfect Wife by Blake Pierce – 3 stars

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing – 4 stars

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane – 4 stars

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – 4 stars

Who’s That Indie Author and Author Updates

Angela Paolantonio

B. Lynn Goodwin

Tammie Painter

What’s That Book?

Torn Between Worlds by Nancy Blodgett Klein – reviewed by Darlene Foster


Perfect characters and situations gone wrong – books with perfect in their titles

Share your thoughts on What’s That Book – an invitation to you!

Spring is only a couple weeks away – are you as ready as I am?

Thanks for visiting – come back soon!

28 thoughts on “Book Club Mom’s February 2021 Recap

  1. You are such an inspiration – I wish I had the energy you seem to have! But then, I might be 30 years older, that doesn’t help.

    1. Hi Giselle – I’m pretty tired by 9 pm. That’s when my family finds me asleep on the couch! I mostly read in the early morning – I’m just wired that way. Thank you for your kind words 🙂

  2. “a big pile the plows made on the island in our cul de sac.” OMG! That sounds like a child’s dream!! I would even want to get in on the climbing action!

    1. Ah, well it was nice in the beginning, but now it’s very dirty with grit and all. Looks more like a parking lot pile of snow. I remember when my kids were little and they loved climbing up piles. We have a HUGE hill behind us and sledders come from all over to go down it. It’s like being at a ski lodge sometimes.

      1. It is ery ventertaining. Although our youngest still sleds, I much prefer watching others go down. It’s very steep and when it’s icy it’s ridiculoulsy fast. Snow pile is getting smaller today 😉

      2. Whoa. Now it sounds a bit scary. So tell me. Is it entertaining to watch because some of the sledders wipe out? Are you standing at your window with a steaming mug of coffee warming your hands, chuckling as you watch them fall? I won’t tell. 😉

      3. Entertaining to see them having fun. I do worry, but everyone seems to decide how far up to go and what risks are okay. I don’t want to be out there – I would break a bone!

    1. Hi Derrick – I like to jump around between popular and classic. Just about to begin reading Rabbit, Run by John Updike. Thanks for the visit!

  3. Aas ever, in awe of all your wonderful, detailed and thoughtful reviews in one month, not matter reading the books, blogging, working etc. Thank you for sharing with us and for adding to my book list! Finally balanced but room for lots more I’m sure!😀

    1. Hi Annika – thank you for these words! My book list grows, despite reading a lot – that’s how it goes, right? Hope you’re having a nice weekend 🙂

      1. When I was younger I believed I could catch up with the books I wanted to read!! Silly me, eh?! 😀😀 Thank you, I’m having a lovely Sunday.

    1. It’s hard to stay up-to-date. I always start the week out strong reading blogs but Tuesdays and Wednesdays are my busy work days and it’s hard to catch up until the weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. You had a good reading month with lots of four star ratings and one five star! I alredy had My Lovely Wife on my readlist but yet to get to it… How many different birds did you count, I’m just curious now. I suppose it’ll be different if you don’t live in a busy city, like me…

    1. Hi Inge – I am just replying to your comment – I found it in my spam. So sorry for the delay! I did enjoy My Lovely Wife. I hope you like it if you get the chance to read it. I think I saw about 10-12 different kinds of birds in our back yard. Most were small, because our feeder is small. What kinds of birds do you see in your city? Thanks so much for visiting and commenting 🙂

      1. No worries, I sometimes find messages in my spam too and I don’t always check it… Ow that’s quite diverse! I don’t know anything about birds, it’s mostly pigeons, and where my parents live they also have sparrows and magpies and bluetits but I haven’t seen them in the city center… xxx

      2. Yes I guess it would be different in the city, but I bet the birds are out there, just not as obvious. 🙂 I’m not sure what a magpie looks like. I’m going to have to look it up.

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