Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Wrap-Up

On the personal front, this month hasn't been very good. I don't want to get too into it - and give away TMI - but I've been feeling poorly for the past 2-3 months and March was especially bad. Here's hoping this is the 'worse' before it gets better. :)

Because of that, I've not had a lot of energy or desire to blog or read like I really want to. I feel like my reading has suffered this month because of it.

At least I thought that until I saw this list of books I read.


I really didn't think I'd read this many.

What I've been reading...

Starbridge by A.C. Crispin - **** - Review
Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey - ****
Thief by Ava March - ***

Radiance by Grace Draven - ****
The Dreamer's Curse by Honor Raconteur - ***** - Review 4/6
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - **** - Review 4/13

Loki: Agent of Asgard: Trust Me by Al Ewing - ****
Madly by Amy Alward - **** - Review 4/20
Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge - ***

Discreet Young Gentleman by M.J. Pearson - **** - Thoughts
The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan - *****
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine - ***

I would like to add that I've found a new author in Grace Draven that I'm totally going to read more by whenever I'm in the mood for fantasy romance. Which, interestingly enough, is becoming more and more common.

Buying ban information to date...
I can buy/get free 1 book for every 5 I read.
Series continuations are free.

Physical books read: 44
E-books read: 29

Physical books bought: 4
E-books bought: 7

What I've been watching…
(LOL What haven't I been watching?)

I finally finished The Book of Bantorra and…pretty much hated it. Let's just leave it at that. Also finally finished season 2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. While I didn't hate it, I do hate Tommy Oliver and how they keep shoving him down your throat.

I rewatched Tales of the Abyss (again) and, honestly, I think I like the show more each time I watch it. Also rewatched season 1 of Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan and I love that show! Finally, I rewatched season 4 of Numb3rs…I think I'm inadvertently just rewatching the whole series because I've already started season 5...

Watched Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. (Whew, that's a title.) I really enjoyed it. A lot more than I expected to and now, not only do I want to buy my own copy, (it was a borrow from my brother) but I also want to play the game/s it's from. I don't suppose they were localized, were they?

I've also started a couple of other shows: Psychic Squad and Guilty Crown. I've not finished either of them yet, but so far I've enjoyed both of them.

And Naruto. More Naruto. I've now seen 140 episodes of Shippuden. … I think I'm becoming slightly obsessed with this show…

So, that's the end of March. I'm really feeling at loose ends - I almost feel like I can't tell what month it is because of the crazy weather we've been having. In the last two weeks, we've been colder than we were in the previous two months! LOL At least I have these monthly wrap-ups to help me keep track of the month!