100 Books in 366 Days – March Recap
In this part of the U.S., March came in as a lamb, and pretty much left like one. In the third month of my 100 books in 366 days plan, March fell a little short of the pace with only thirteen books read for the month. Still, my book count is now at 46 books, for shy of the half way point of my plan.
I also worked on transplanting my Nook Book wish list to Goodreads.com after a wish list scare where I lost my connection to it for about a week. As it stands, Barnes & Noble only allows for 500 entries on a wish list, so the Goodreads solution is better for me in the long run.
(WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)
E-books started to move more to the forefront. Four of the titles I read this month, Quest of the Golden Ape, The Beetle, Catching Fire and Mockingjay all read on my Nook Tablet. I’m still working on picking through a lot of older collected books.
I finished The Hunger Games trilogy in swift fashion, taking a total of four days to read both Catching Fire and Mockingjay. While I liked both, I was not all that thrilled with the ending of Mockingjay. I understand how the series reached that conclusion, and accept it, I’m just not all that thrilled with it.
I ended up being disappointed with three titles, Ghost Worlds, Quest of the Golden Ape, and The Beetle. Ghost Worlds sadly did not add much more to my knowledge of ghosts, and really could have benefited from more in case studies. Both Quest of the Golden Ape and The Beetle are older titles which sadly did not capture my interest all that well. Quest read like yet another lost world story. And reading The Beetle was like reading Pride and Prejudice with the occasional bizarre reference to the beetle.
The Girl Who Played With Fire was, like the first book of the trilogy, excellent, though it took a while to get started (much like the first book). And Stupid Wars was irreverently informative. Who would imagine that two countries would go to war over a small piece of worthless swamp.
The March Book List
- How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written – Sterling Archer
- The Nook Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know about the Nook Tablet, Nook Color, and the Nook Simple Touch – Patrick Kanouse
- The Shadow: “The Golden Vulture” and “Crime, Insured” – Lester Dent
- Ghost Worlds: A Guide to Poltergeists, Portals, Ecto-Mist, & Spirit Behavior – Melba Goodwyn
- Quest of the Golden Ape – Randall Garrett
- Fortress of Solitude / The Devil Genghis (Doc Savage) – Kenneth Robeson
- Stupid Wars: A Citizen’s Guide to Botched Putsches, Failed Coups, Inane Invasions, and Ridiculous Revolutions – Ed Strosser
- The Girl Who Played with Fire(Millennium, #2) – Stieg Larsson
- The Beetle – Richard Marsh
- Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) – Suzanne Collins
- Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) – Suzanne Collins
- Barlowe’s Guide to Extraterrestrials: Great Aliens from Science Fiction Literature – Wayne Douglas Barlowe
- Barlowe’s Guide to Fantasy: Creatures Great and Small from the Best Fantasy and Horror… – Wayne Douglas Barlowe