March 2020 Reading Plans

Seeing as we are still locked down till 15 March I have set myself a small challenge for the coming two weeks and the rest of the month as I am sure we will probably not being going back to work before maybe mid April if we are lucky. I am not putting too much hope in the lockdown being lifted after the 15th. So, seeing as I am really close to finishing two books that I started in the previous month, I am going to attempt a 6 book goal for the month. One of those will be a quite big book in the Heresy series, another will be an audio book that I am having troubling with getting to play on the Net Galley App, but I hope it’ll get fixed soon, there will probably a few comics in too as I am aiming to get the Amazing Adult Adventures series up to book 15 where Spiderman was introduced for the first time. Among those these are the reviews you can expect to see coming from me in March:

Blood mirror
I have about two hours left in the Audio book of Brent Week’s Lightbringer series and have just been dealt with such a curve ball that I am anxious to find out how it will pan out before the book ends on another cliffhanger, very much like the cover shows Ha!

I have had this novel on my reading plans for a few times and then there were other things that took me away from starting. I am happy to announce that I am just over halfway in this “traveler’s journal” that was the inspiration for the film by the same name. I am reading it in Dutch so it is taking me a bit longer to get through as it is mostly written in perfect past tense that I am having difficulty as some words change as well as the grammatica in general tends to confuse me a bit still. I am having fun with it though!

First Heretic
Book 13 in the Horus Heresy was a bit of a dud, so I am hoping 14 will pick things up again. I know next to nothing about what is in store for this one, but I am figuring it will involve the Word Bearers in some way.

Net Galley has this whole range of Judge Dredd that they have in audio book form. I am having trouble starting this one and have contacted support as to how to get it going. Would suck if I can’t review because of technical issues. I am a bit rusty on the Dredd lore, but have been wanting to go back to it.

I am hoping I can take it from #10-15 and maybe do a review on all the books together as it is just too much effort to do a review for a 26 page comic… Will see how things turn out.

Should there be enough days left I am planning on another NG read to try make a dent in THAT long list. Dark Harvest is another Warhammer Horror novel that I got this time last year, it is only fitting that I should give it a go.

These are the books I will be trying to get reviews up for for the month of March. Some nice variety don’t you think?

30 thoughts on “March 2020 Reading Plans

  1. I’d be very interested to read your review of the 13th Warrior, I quite liked the movie, but didn’t even know there’s a book…

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      1. I think i moght try give this a go in English too if i can be bothered to track down a copy. I am so close to finishing and man what Brent Weeks gets out of curve balling me i dont know but its brilliant.

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      2. No, ive thought about doing movoe reviews, but i dont have all the terminology and knowledge apart from writing it was โ€œokeโ€ or โ€œstay awayโ€. So i do not believe youll see any reviews of movies on here. I might reference them in reviews of books.

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      3. I hear you. Whenever I write my movie reviews I feel like I’m stumbling around in the dark and kicking boxes that are marked “fragile” or something ๐Ÿ˜€

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      4. ๐Ÿ˜‚. Yeah i try avoiding that anxiousness altogether. I am comfortable with my metal and book shares. Although i do want to start Wednesday Wordsday up again…

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      5. No, ive actually been in a bit of a writing slump for the past 6 years actually. I used to write a lot, just want to try rekindle that candle again. Ive been growing more anxious as of late and it was my only way of letting out…

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      6. Writers block kills me man. I used to be a lot more deoressed than when i met Milou, so i see it as one bad thing exchanged with the good ghing that i have with my wife.

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      7. Hahahahaa! Yep, being depressed can squeeze the words out ๐Ÿ˜‰

        I found once I was married that my writing level dropped for several years. Then I got back into writing, for writing’s sake ๐Ÿ˜€

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      8. My journals stopped for about 5 years. But then, there wasn’t a global pandemic going on either.

        Whatever. You seem to be doing a good job of writing on your blog even with this block ๐Ÿ™‚

        And congrats on the 3 years! Not a small accomplishment in todays culture and especially with lockdowns.

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      9. Our saving grace is that we were at least both a little crazy already before there were even talks about pandemics so we have that at least.

        You can expect a 5 star review for blood mirror, just finished… OMG indeed…

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    1. Written by the same guy that gave us the Jurrassic Park as well๐Ÿ™‚. 13th Warrior is one of those classics i will never say no to re watching and will probably be watching it when i finish the novel.

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  2. Hopefully I’m not replying to Pio again ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am really looking forward to what you think of Blood Mirror. I’m tempted to go read my own review too ๐Ÿ˜€

    And I like your idea of lumping a bunch of those comics into one post. Much easier on you.

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  3. I really enjoyed Dark Harvest. It felt like the kind of book that you could just enjoy without knowing too much about AOS.

    I really need to get started on the Lightbringer series. Was tempted by the first audio book … but went for Pet Semetary by Stephen King instead.

    How’s NG Shelf treating you? Still refusing to play?


    You were right about Eisenstein. I think Swallow has done a better job of Garro and making me care about the betrayal than the previous three books did about Loken.

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    1. Thanks for the comment man. Looking forward to Dark Harvest.

      I put in a will not review this book on NG and a day later it started working. So i am glad for that. Book was not that great tho, will talk on that in the review. Wife and i also buddy read a comic on the app which gave us no problems at all which was great.

      Lightbringer is great if you are not easily put of by some of the trigger warnings i put in my reviews. But i figure you went for Pet Cemetery as the safer option?

      The thing i liked most about Eisenstein was that Swallow weaved his story nicely in with scenes from the first three books. Was a surprising read to me. Always feels good to be right about something๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Nah, I went for Pet Semetary because my reading has been fantasy and sci-fi heavy this year. Don’t want to suffer fantasy burnout again so went for horror. The trigger warnings don’t bother me ๐Ÿ™‚

        Has the will not review thing hurt your NG feedback score?

        Yea, his scenes are blending effortlessly.

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