March ’19 Roundup & Ramblings



Raw Data:

15 Books

4732 Pages

Average Rating – 3.17


The Bad:

The Scarlet Letter – 1 Star

Pacific Rim: Uprising: Ascension  – 2.5 Stars


The Good:

Carry On Jeeves – 4 Stars

The Engineer Reconditioned – 4 Stars



Penelope was a big surprise in that I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought based on the fairytale’ish premise.  For April I have to go count the votes to see which of the bad pre-mcu superhero movies I have to fall on my sword for.


Miscellaneous And Personal:

This month was a lot better for reading than February but personally it sucked.  Kind of the exact opposite of February in fact, I was lucky to get 2 days a week of work and when things should have been picking up by the end, what with temps climbing and the snow disappearing, they didn’t. I did a lot of sitting around the house and that just isn’t good for me.  It affected my desire to write and by the end of the month the last thing I wanted to do was write, online, in my journal, anywhere.  I was definitely “Moody” all month.

Part of it is that I read double the amount of books I did in February and hence had to write twice as much. I think I’d gotten out of practice with all my youtube watching then. See, a bad habit already coming back and biting me in the butt.

Thankfully, Attack of the Ninjabread Men was pix heavy and allowed me to write very little. That’s the other thing. I have been so mean in spirit that I have deleted over half the comments I’ve made on everyone’s blogs. Probably would have alienated just about everyone and not a single one of us needs that kind of thing going on. Thank goodness for the delete button.


WBCI: (World Book Czar Initiative)

Lex Luthor was kind enough to to allow an interview and while “someone” let Superman know where he was going to be and at what time, leading to his arrest, Lex seemed like he really wanted to be the World Book Czar. I was pretty intrigued by his ideas for a Bookinator 800. What could go wrong with preventing all the bad books, right?

Next month I’ll be talking to Ildico, better known as Mrs Attila the Hun. Feel free to leave any questions here or on Lex’s interview.


Cover Love:


I think that Vampire of the Mists is going to take this one. All the other covers just seemed to say “eh” to me and at least this had the old timey Bella Lugosi vibe going on. Nothing like the classics to attract my attention.



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26 thoughts on “March ’19 Roundup & Ramblings

  1. I hope April manages to get both things right – the reading AND the personal/work stuff!

    I’m sure it’s been a lot warmer in my area than yours, but I’m getting impatient for it to warm up more. Saturday was beautiful, but it’s going to cool back down for the next few days.

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    1. Ha, you and me both! Having life AND reading be all good would be nice 🙂

      We’ve been warm (for the North East) but today it’s right back into the low 40’s. And here I thought I was done with my winter socks 😦

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  2. Had I not double checked, I could have swore I only read two books all month long. Turns out it was three and one comic. My funk arrived, departed and then came back for this past weekend.
    Hopefully we can both become less pissy in April. 😉

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  3. I drove through snow flurries to get to work today.

    In Virginia.

    In April.

    My wife says Spring has been hitting the bottle too hard over the weekend and forgot to get up.

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    1. I’m ok with anything above 3 now. Amazing what dipping below 3 does to my psyche 🙂

      I really think my attitude has as much to do with what cover I choose than anything.


  4. ooh I’m interested to see which pre-mcu movie you have to fall on your sword for *cackles* 😉 (you know, schadenfreude and all that 😉 ) But I’m sorry you had such a lousy month, even if you got more reading done, and hope you have a better April!

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  5. I’m hopeful that April will be more rewarding for you! At least with that pre-MCU movie, things will look bright. 😀 Also pretty cool that you got a lot of reading done, even if it wasn’t that great of a reading more. I look forward to things to come for you, good sir!

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