March 2020 Monthly Wrap-Up

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Not only did March last ten thousand years and was generally garbage, it was a horrible month for reading and blogging as well. I’ve been struggling with slumps since November, and once again real life fucked me over (as it fucked over seemingly everyone). Let’s hope April is better!

One good thing that happened is that despite everything, I managed to complete the 2019 r/Fantasy Bing challenge! 🥳 🥳 🥳 Since today is April 1st, the new card is bound to go up any minute and I can’t wait to start.

Read:

  • Penric’s Progress by Lois McMaster Bujold (ARC): Wonderful. Penric is awfully likable, I loved the relaxed pace and low stakes, and it makes much more sense as a collected edition too. Will definitely read the next one.
  • The Silence of Medair by Andrea K. Höst: This one concluded the Bingo for me! I went for it cause it’s been on my TBR since forever, but sadly, the idea – a woman wakes up 500 years later to find the war she tried to win has been lost – is better than the execution.
  • The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg (ARC): Still need to review it, but I loved it. A fairytale-like novella centering two older trans protagonists, written in beautiful prose. It will definitely make it on my “Best of 2020” list.
  • And while I didn’t read it this month, my review of Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie is finally up!

Watched:

  • Clone Wars: Well…I honestly stalled. Season 3 was pretty damn great, but then I reached season 4 and my progress ground down to a halt. First of all, it starts out with a very meh underwater arc, followed by a lot of garbage episodes, and then the arc that’s supposed to be one of the best (407-410) features a leader that’s cruel to his clone subordinates and clearly considers them less than human. I stopped about halfway into 407 and can’t find it in me to continue. It may be good, but it’s not relaxing or fun. I might just jump ahead to 411.

Played:

  • Slime Rancher, sooo much Slime Rancher. Enough that it should feature in this post because it’s been my main coping mechanism to the point I’ve been thinking of reviewing it – it’s simple and chill and incredibly adorable. If you liked Stardew Valley, I’d highly recommend it.

Currently reading:

  • Shatterpoint by Matthew Stover. I’m only a couple chapters from the end and planned to finish it in March, but no dice. It’s actiony and full of crazy badass deeds – so not at all like what I usually go for! – but I found it to be surprisingly well written, which carries it. I did stall like crazy in the middle though.

Books read this year: 12 (+ 0 rereads)
r/Fantasy Bingo Challenge progress: 25/25 (100%) COMPLETED 🥳

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