Plate Update: Bookstores, Accents, and Five Chapters

February seemed like a very long month this time around, and it’s not even a leap year. 😉 (Also, can we talk about how weirdly it’s spelled?)

My plate wasn’t super varied, but it was quite FULL! Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. 😉

Pleasure read:

Slug Days (four stars)

Muppet Sherlock Holmes (five stars)

A Fool and His Monet (three stars)

Word After Word After Word (five stars)

The Mother-Daughter Book Club (three stars)

A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider–The Story of E.B. White (three stars)

Snow & Rose (four stars)

The Silver Shawl (three stars)

I’m also reading Wings of a Dream aloud to a sister, because why not? 😀


All the texty, emaily, messagey, lettery things


What is an EP? (“extended play”, five songs)

Small business laws (school research)

Common food allergies

John Deere

Christian authors’ organization in my area

Polymer clay baking instructions

Foreign accent syndrome

Bontrager family singers

Pacman (just had to show my younger sisters what it looked like…)

Winter Olympics final medal count

I also researched market demographics and how social media relates to them. This chart and this chart were super cool. 😀


Papers for my marketing class

4k words on my new story for creative writing class ❤

Critiques for classmates’ stories

Blog posts (the top five being Lessons from Clearanced Chocolate, 4 Books to Induce a Reading Slump, Plate Update: Merry-go-rounds, Libraries, and New Projects, Revising Day!, and Short Story: The Dance.)


The Homeschooled Authors booklist (so many new books and authors to add! ❤ )

Five chapters of “Kiera” (woohoo!!)

School papers and excerpts and critiques


Went to the library 😀

Accidentally bought more books 😉

Promoted our pro-life club at a college fair

Helped host a church small group

Watched “Black Panther” ❤

Gathered at a super cool bookstore with other creatives

Avoided “The Other Great Flu of 2018”

I also helped my club host an ice cream social, raced my sister at piecing quilt strips, visited with the world’s cutest nephews, birthdayed another sister, and went shopping with my mom which was pretty fun. 😉

This next month, I’m looking forward to reading more of those library books I checked out (*rubs hands together*), scrapbooking with some shiny new supplies I got, revising more “Kiera”, and continuing the story I started for creative writing class. Also, SPRING BREAK.

How was your February? What are you looking forward to this month?

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Kate Willis

Kate Willis likes nothing more than a good story and a thoughtful conversation, preferably with a side of chai tea. Her love for Jesus Christ and her big, closeknit family inspire every story. She is an avid reader and enjoys writing for all ages.

11 thoughts on “Plate Update: Bookstores, Accents, and Five Chapters”

  1. That’s so crazy that you mentioned EP on here, cause my cousin was texting me about it, and I was like “What does EP mean” and I literally read her answer like ten minutes ago, then I pop on your blog and it’s something you googled this month. 🙂

    Happy Beginning of March!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome month! Way to go on all the work you got done *High five*. Also for avoiding the flu, though I got it back in 2017. ;D I’ve got to ask what was the Foreign accent syndrome for? Enjoy spring break, Kate!

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    1. Thank you!! *high five* Teehee. So far so good, but I still have many chances to get it. 😉

      I’d heard a little about foreign accent syndrome and was really fascinated so I had to look it up. Someone should seriously write a book featuring it. 😉

      Thanks!! I have plans. 😀

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  3. I still can’t find February. I heard it was here, but I don’t know what happened to it because it’s now March and I’m not sure I really remember February all that well. Hmm. I do know that I read some books, wrote a little, sang in a small group for church, and I must have done some other things because that’s not enough to take an entire month. Oh, I know! I organized the widows’ Luncheon! And it had to be postponed because we got freezing rain the night before we were to have it.

    This was a fun post as always, Kate. 🙂

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