February Wrap Up

month 02


My husband got food poisoning just before Valentine’s Day so we had to cancel our fancy restaurant dinner plans and  instead got takeaway from the fancy restaurant and ate it in bed, which is about a hundred times better than the original plan TBH.


We’ve also decided he’s going to trial dropping some hours at his work so he can focus better on overcoming his depression. This means that I need to find a higher paying job, which sucks balls because I love absolutely everything about my current job (except the pay). So now I need to start looking for a new job, which also sucks balls because I’ve been very comfortable these last few years in this whole let’s-not-do-stuff-that-stresses-me-out attitude I adopted. Honestly, just thinking about looking for another job almost has me in tears. I’m very lucky in that I don’t have one of those jobs where it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning, and I don’t really want to trade all the good stuff in for bad stuff but a higher wage, but, well, I’m my husband’s carer and I need to be responsible and provide for the both of us. Like I said, it sucks balls.



Blogging-wise, I did an experiment this month and recorded how much time I put into blogging over the span of one week. The results were surprising.

Also, my whole ‘posting every two days’ kinda went out the window again this month, too. I mean, it’s great to only commit to posting every second day, but that’s not a reality yet. At this rate I’ve only missed 4 days out of the whole month.

In the book world there was some kind of authors vs reviewer drama I don’t really want to talk about. Suffice to say an author was particularly insensitive and insulted reviewers on the whole for not ‘getting’ their book; reviewers responded appropriately and were vilified yet again.

Let me just say that if you don’t respect your readers how do you expect respect in return?

February Wrap Up

Book Reviews:

February was Maria V Snyder month in preparation for the March 1st (Australian) release of Shadow Study! I planned on reading the Glass series as well, but I just couldn’t fit in it. Hopefully I’ll be able to do it in March or April.

dead of the night  shadow study v2 ice study power study Fire study The Winner's Crime magic study v2 assassin study poison study

Other Blog Posts You May Have Missed:

Films I Watched

I didn’t watch many films this month because my husband discovered the WWE Network, which has pretty much all of the regular shows and pay per views from WCW, WWF/E and ECW. It only costs like $10 a month which is fantastic value seeing as the pay-per-views tend to cost about $50 or something ridiculous like that.

Sting: Check out his beautiful man cleavage and that gorgeous coat.

This means I’ve been watching a LOT of really hot, fit, ripped, big buff guys pound the crap out of each other. Guys that are totally my ‘type’. I mean, my husband could be a wrestler. He’s got the physique. Did I mention I really like big buff guys?

(And it’s not for any reason other than I myself am a big, buff woman, so it takes a man with a special physique to make me feel ‘girly’.)

And my husband doesn’t even mind that I’m totally perving on them. Of which I make no secret and am totally unashamed. They’re my eye candy. Where else can I perv on big muscled half-naked men? (Besides the Olympic swimming team, but that only happens once every four years!)

I’m really looking forward to Wrestlemania 31, mostly because of Sting, who joined WWE in late 2014. Because I have a massive crush on him AND MY HUSBAND DOESN’T CARE.

So yeah. Lots and lots of big buff guys. All hot and sweaty and half naked and just gah. *fans self*


  • Taken 3
  • The Chaperone
  • Horns – OMG this was an INCREDIBLE film.
  • Goon
  • Mean Girls
  • Mean Girls 2
  • The Crow
  • We also binge-watched two and a half seasons of 30 Rock.

Monthly Highlights

  • Vanessa Garden, Aussie Young Adult author took the time to answer some questions I had about her book series, Submerged Sun!
  • Bloomsbury had a 40% off sale, so I bought a bunch of books that will star in the next Stacking the Shelves post.

About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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4 thoughts on “February Wrap Up

  1. chucklesthescot

    As someone who has suffered with depression since 2001, I really have sympathy for your situation. The one word of caution I’d offer is that if you give up the job you love to go into a stressful job hunt that upsets you, you could end up in a job you hate and be looking at some stress related ill health yourself which would be no good for you or your husband. I know it’s dead easy to offer advice when I know nothing about the situation but have you considered other options like your husband changing job? Could you manage on your wage and his reduced hours if you cut expenses? My doctor made me give up my job so I had to cut every expense I had so I could get the bills paid-that was tough in the beginning but now it is ok. Look at every alternative you have, however tough it looks and try them first before giving up the job you love-I’m worried that this might be bad for your future health. *hugs*

    chucklesthescot recently posted: Stacking the Shelves #73
    1. Nemo

      Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful words. My husband has a good job at the moment and he’s trialling only working 4 days a week. If the trial ends and his boss wants him back to 5 days a week I think he’ll look for part-time work. But I need to make up that cut in income and I’m not getting paid what I’m worth in the first place. We have lived off my wage and him only working 1 day a week before but that was before we had debts that need paying off.

      1. chucklesthescot

        That totally sucks for you both. This is the horrible thing about depression-it just turns your life upside down and just seems to strike when you least expect it. My dad loved his job and had to give it up and he still gets annoyed at that but of course health comes first. Why is it that the jobs we like never pay enough??? It’s really unfair for you. I really hope that you can find a way to work things out soon, to take the pressure off a little bit. Try to look after yourself as well as your husband, and I’ll be thinking of you both x

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