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March Wrap Up | ’17

31 Mar

Helloooo it’s the end of March and it’s the first post in a while that didn’t have a camel in it.

This month, I read a decent bit. I don’t feel like I did though – I feel like I’ve been swamped with coursework but apparently I had more free-time that I actually utilized to read than I thought, so woo.

This month, I finished one novel, two comic books and one audiobook.


The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E Pearson

The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles, #2)This one was a buddy read done with Ace and another friend. The second book in the Remnant Chronicles trilogy, it far out-shined the first. No middle-book syndrome with this one. This book I think I liked so much because we got a more solid view of the setting. In the first book, all that was known was that it was set in a land that had ruins from a bunch of ancients, but otherwise didn’t go into detail. This book did, though not directly. It was obvious though if you picked up on the descriptions of the scenery AND IT WAS COOL. I LOVED IT.

Plotwise, I dig this book. I’m still not smitten with the main character though, which is a bit of a disappointment. She’s good, I like her, but to me she still feels a bit flat. Hopefully book three will give her a bit more character development.

4/5 stars

Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1)Big Mushy Happy Lump (Sarah's Scribbles, #2)These two comics I flew threw. I am obsessed with Sarah Andersen’s sense of humor and when I heard the second edition would be released, I pre-ordered it and bought the first book along with it. They were both fantastic and I loved them. :”D Can’t really write a review otherwise, honestly. If you haven’t heard of these books, google ‘Sarah Scribbles’ and widen your view on life.

4/5 stars each

The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks

The Blinding Knife (Lightbringer, #2)This is the audiobook I mentioned and it’s still my current obsession. Book two was just as good, if not better than book one. I’ve been yapping about the first book, The Black Prism for a month or so, and that’s because I just can’t get over it man. Every so often you find a series and you think “Yep this is it. This is my new favorite series”. Well. Guess what.

The Blinding Knife continues where the first book left off, following the Prism and his son Kip and a few other characters, all of whom in my opinion are rather memorable. The humor in this book is still there, especially when reading from Kip’s POV, and the lore of the magic in this world deepens considerably. I really like the image that Weeks is painting here. I’ve since bought physical copies of books three and four and plan on continuing the series in physical copy…. though I might default back to the audiobook. The narrator is just that good, man.

Also, I’m in love with these covers. They’re just so lovely.

5/5 stars

And that’s it for readings from this month. As said above, I got more than I had expected to read, but at the same time, it’s a bit below my norm. On the plus side, I very much enjoyed everything I picked up. ๐Ÿ˜€


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Reading Goals

Progress on 17 in 2017:

  1. A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
  2. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson โ€“ Complete!
  3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  4. Calibanโ€™s War by James S. A. Corey
  5. The Traitor Comorant Baru by Seth Dickinson โ€“ย Currently Reading
  6. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  7. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  8. Weaveworld by Clive Barker โ€“ Complete! (kinda)
  9. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
  10. Dragon Wing by Margaret Weis
  11. 14 by Peter Clines
  12. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  13. The Edge of the World by Kevin J Anderson
  14. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  15. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  16. Harry Potter and the Sorcererโ€™s Stone (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling
  17. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated) by J. K. Rowling

Progress on 2017 Reading Goals:

Complete a Goodreads Reading Challenge of 50 Books: 19/50

Count how many books I own and determine how many are not yet read โ€“ Was complete, need to do again with incoming haul and books I unhauled.

Discard books I donโ€™t like or lose interest in reading โ€“ Got rid of ten or so this month, I think.

Read all of the books on my 17 in 2017 list โ€“ 2/17


And that’s it for March. I don’t expect to get too much reading done in April… this coding project (which will likely get it’s own post. It’s a doozy, man) is killing me and is taking up the majority of my time at this point. I’m soooo excited for it to be over, man. SO EXCITED.

On the plus-side, my nephew-to-be has asked me about the robot I’m working on, so this is my chance to get into interested in coding and robotics. ๐Ÿ˜€ I see a demo in my future.

Happy reading!

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4 responses to “March Wrap Up | ’17

  1. Thoughts on Fantasy

    03/31/2017 at 9:45 am

    I just started listening to The Blinding Knife today ๐Ÿ˜€ so I’m glad to hear it’s as good if not better than the first โ€“ I have a feeling this whole series is going to be amazing!!

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    • embuhlee

      03/31/2017 at 5:04 pm

      I know I love it so much! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m totally smitten. Do you know if it’s a four book series total or if that’s all that’s out yet?

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      • Thoughts on Fantasy

        04/01/2017 at 8:38 am

        Yeah me too ๐Ÿ™‚ I think that’s just all that’s out yet – a friend recently told me he’d read all the ones available so far, but he didn’t say he’d finished the series, which I think he would have if it felt like he’d reached the end. So I’d wager we’re in for a long one!

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      • embuhlee

        04/01/2017 at 1:23 pm

        I hope so!

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