It must be the winter reading doldrums – two slow reading months in a row.  This time it was mostly because it took a long time to finish one book since I finished one book the very first day of the month and didn’t finish it until the day before the end of the month.  I’m a good percentage of the way through another book now, though, so I’m hoping that means this month will be better, especially since I want to try to read some of the books for the Nebula Readathon run by The Book Smugglers (even after I failed miserably this month by not reading The Dispossessed for the Women of Science Fiction Book Club – I bought it and was all set to read it but with this one book I started on the first or second day of the month taking up all of the month it just didn’t happen).  There’s no way I can read all those books for the Nebula Readathon, especially considering a few of them are two or more books into a series I haven’t started. I do want to at least read some of them starting with The Native Star by M.K. Hobson, though, which I plan to read next in an attempt to have it finished for March 13.

Books read in February:

4. The Sea Thy Mistress by Elizabeth Bear (Review)
5. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones (Review in Progress)
6. The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin (Review Forthcoming)

Favorite book of February: The Sea Thy Mistress, which is a fantastic conclusion to the Edda of Burdens trilogy.  I’m so glad I have this whole series in hardcover – it’s now one of my favorites because it’s beautifully written with deep, troubled characters. I love how Elizabeth Bear took Norse mythology and made it her own with this setting and I really hope she returns to this world some day.

I am off to work some more on that review of Howl’s Moving Castle!  What did you read in February and what did you think of the books you read?  Does anyone else seem to be experiencing the winter reading doldrums?