February Goals and TBR!


Hello everyone!

I love this time of the month when we look back at what we’ve accomplished and create goals for the upcoming month! It is refreshing to take a step back and see how we are progressing in relation to our goals. And yes! I think there are always encouraging things that we can say to ourselves, even if we are not (yet) where we aim to be.






Read 5 books! From diverse genres!

Minimize spending on books by borrowing from libraries or buying from second-hand stores! (I registered at the library in my new city! Yay!!!)



Write a bit every day. After taking a break throughout January (because, #life), I am ready to get back into the groove of things again! It will be hard to commit to a certain word count amount each day because of my new job, however, I think I just have to pick up the pen and get started. I think writing a bit each day is a way to get back into the rhythm of things without feeling overwhelmed.



Review the books that I read.

Post on Mondays and Thursdays. I did have to reduce my post frequency in January (because…. #life, haha :’) ) One of these days I might post more often, however, right now twice a week is a comfortable amount for me.

Blog hop on Tuesdays and Fridays. Before I always blog hopped here and there, however, it was easy to fall off the wagon once life became more overwhelming. I think one possible solution is to blog hop on set days of the week πŸ™‚



Continue to recycle and compost appropriately!

Use reusable cloths instead of napkins and paper towels. (Exceptions: cleaning after my dog and toilet paper, lol!)

Use reusable shopping bags and produce bags instead of plastic bags. (Exceptions: poop bags for my dog)


(Not my greyhound but it is an accurate depiction of what he does all day :’) )

And, last but not least…

Figure out what I’m doing at work.Β Although I am continuing to be a pharmacist, I am now working in a different province, a different hospital, and a different clinical specialty. So I feel like I am starting from square one again :’) It will take time, but I want to study a bit each day and become good at what I do.


What are some books you plan to read this month? What are some of your other goals? Do you have a schedule for blogging and/or blog-hopping? What do you do to get the writing juices flowing again after taking a break?


20 responses to “February Goals and TBR!”

  1. Nice post. I’ve got Shadowsong, Dark In Death and the Starling series as some of my must-reads this month. Mazel Tov with your goals πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I haven’t read Shadowsong or Dark in Death before, but I do hope that you will enjoy these books πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best for your goals in February as well!

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      1. Thank you! Mazel Tov to you too πŸ€—

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  2. These are great goals, Sophie, best of luck for all of them ❀ I have heard fantastic things about Dear, Martin, I hope you'll love it when you get around to reading it πŸ™‚ And best of luck to get back into your writing, I know you can do this, all you need is to find some sort of routine again, I guess πŸ˜€
    I hope you'll adapt to your new job soon and that you will love it ❀ Sending you all the best for this month xx

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    1. Thank you Marie ❀ I actually just finished listening to the Dear Martin audiobook and loved it, I think even more so than The Hate U Give πŸ™‚ Thank you for your sweet words ❀ I am easing back into the pace of writing with each day πŸ™‚ Wishing you all the best in February too πŸ™‚

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  3. These are all great goals for February Sophie, and I hope you manage to cross all of them off your list as well! πŸ™‚
    I’ve heard great things about Dear Martin, so I really hope you enjoy that book, and the same for Days of Blood and Starlight.
    Writing more is one of my goals for this month, I fell a little behind in January, and actually reviewing the books I’ve read should be another one because I’m behind on my reviews as well.
    Again good luck, and I hope you have a great February! πŸ™‚ ❀️

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    1. Thank you Beth ❀ I actually finished listening to the Dear Martin audiobook and really loved it. I think I like it even more than The Hate U Give πŸ™‚ I've borrowed Days of Blood and Starlight from the library, although I am a bit intimidated by how long it is haha!
      I think writing is something that we can always come back to, no matter how behind we are πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great February as well ❀

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      1. Oh that’s great to hear, and if you enjoyed it more than The Hate U Give I definitely need to get around to it soon myself as well. Hopefully when you start reading it you’ll find it less intimidating.
        Thanks Sophie! πŸ™‚ ❀

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      2. Dear Martin is much more concise than THUG (which is a plus for me!) and I thought the antagonists have more personality πŸ™‚ Yes sometimes the hardest part is to start a book πŸ™‚

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      3. Hmm, I’m definitely going to have to pick up Dear Martin soon then! πŸ™‚ I’m really glad you enjoyed it Sophie. πŸ˜€

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  4. I love how you set goals and pursue them! You reading goals seem so interesting! I don’t generally set reading goals, I usually follow my mood. Blogging wise I try to make an episode of my podcast every week and although I check my fav blogs daily I do try to check more blogs at least once a month.

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    1. Thank you Michael! πŸ™‚ It sounds like you have an organized schedule as well. I used to be able to blog hop daily, but things are much busier now that I’ve started this new job. We’ll see how it goes πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful February!!

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  5. These are some really great goals. I love the fact that Days of Blood and Starlight has made it onto the tbr list. It’s my favourite book in the trilogy and I hope you enjoy it. Good luck with the goals and I hope you’re able to settle in your new city and job quickly and, more than anything, you enjoy it.

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    1. Hello Lois! That’s great to hear that you enjoyed Days of Blood and Starlight. It’s a bit intimidating for me since it is a big book haha πŸ™‚ however hearing that you liked it makes me more motivated to read this. Thank you ❀ I am enjoying Vancouver so far. It is different but lovely. Wishing you a wonderful February as well!

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  6. I’ve heard great things about Dear Martin, will you be doing a review or summary of your thoughts about it? Also I read Talking as Fast as I Can last year. Well I listen to in on audiobook and Lauren Graham was the narrator which to me made it amazing. If your a Gilmore girls fan, it’s a must read 😁 hope you enjoy it and good luck with your goals!

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    1. Hello!
      I absolutely loved Dear Martin, and yes, a review of that book will be up very soon!
      I also listened to the audiobook and LOVED Lauren Graham as the narrator. I can see where the book got its title from haha :’) I actually haven’t watched Gilmore Girls before however I enjoyed the book regardless.
      Thank you and hope you have a wonderful February as well πŸ™‚

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      1. Great! Looking forward to the review then. And yes she’s a rapid talker. It’s even faster in Gilmore Girls but everyone talks fast there. If you watch too much of it, it becomes contagious. Well it’s for me anyway 😊

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      2. Haha! Then maybe I should watch the series (since I am a slow talker and often wish that I could talk faster πŸ™‚ )

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  7. Good luck at your new job Sophie! Being a pharmacist isn’t easy (at least here in Texas it isn’t!) I love your goals and hope you are able to keep with them. Love your idea to blog hop on certain days… I need to do that. β™₯️

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    1. Hello Dani ❀ Thank you! I love setting goals since it motivates me to do stuff haha. Blog hopping on certain days of the week is working out well so far πŸ™‚ Hope it is something that will work for you too.

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