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March Books

March pretty much disappeared as a reading and blogging month, thanks to the Hugos and also the election in Northern Ireland. I think it will be a little easier now that those two votes are over. I don't need to be as discreet about what I am buying or reading (though Hugo finalist write-ups will have to wait until the second half of August). The one book I'm working through from my standard reading lists is Very Long Indeed, which also didn't help my tally.

Non-fiction: 2 (YTD 9)
The Intimate Adventures Of A London Call Girl, by Belle de Jour
The Princess Diarist, by Carrie Fisher


sf (non-Who): 1 (YTD 18)
Alien Stripper Boned From Behind By The T-Rex, by Stix Hiscock


Doctor Who, etc: 1 (YTD 8)
Short Trips: Snapshots, ed. Joseph Lidster


Comics: 1 (YTD 5)
Black Panther Vol. 1: A Nation Under Our Feet, by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze


1,000 pages (TYD 10,100)
3/5 (YTD 15/45) by women ("Bell de Jour", Fisher, "Stix Hiscock")
1/5 (YTD 3/45) by PoC (Coates/Stelfreeze)

Reread: 0 (YTD 2)

Reading as of 31 March
Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (a chapter a month)
A Suitable Boy, by Vikram Seth
Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Robert Silverberg and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro
A Closed and Common Orbit, by Becky Chambers

Coming soon (perhaps):
The Habit of Loving by Doris Lessing
The Parrot's Theorem by Denis Guedj
Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
Argonautica by Valerius Flaccus
The Stormcaller by Tom Lloyd
Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold
Every Step You Take by Maureen O'Brien
The Innocent Man by John Grisham
Saga Volume 6 by Brian K Vaughan
Warriors ed. George R. R. Martin
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
Europe In The Sixteenth Century by H. G. Koenigsberger and George L. Mosse
Dune by Frank Herbert
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
De Mexicaan met twee hoofden by Joann Sfar
De piraten van de Zilveren Kattenklauw by Geronimo Stilton
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
1688: A Global History by John E. Wills
New Europe by Michael Palin
The Angel Maker, by Stefan Brijs
Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro
HWJN by Ibraheem Abbas
The Cabinet of Light, by Daniel O'Mahony
The Gods of the Underworld, by Steve Cole
Short Trips: Ghosts of Christmas, ed. by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright

Sunday updates will return tomorrow.

Comments

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alfrecht
Apr. 9th, 2017 06:34 am (UTC)
Perchance, can you say a bit more about The Gods of the Underworld by Steve Cole? I tried looking it up on Amazon, but came up with nothing...which, in itself, is intriguing, but in any case...?!?
nwhyte
Apr. 9th, 2017 08:15 am (UTC)
Aha, well, Amazon doesn't always reach into certain less-frequented corners of sf publishing...

However, fortunately it is still available from the publishers, from whom I got it several years ago.
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