Happy leap day!
As February draws to a close, so does The Science Fiction Experience, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings, which began in January. During the two-month time period, I managed to read twelve science fiction novels! (Thirteen, in fact, if we count Asimov’s “Second Foundation”–the final readalong post will be up on Friday.)
- “Crystal Line” by Anne McCaffrey
- “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells
- “Nightwings” by Robert Silverberg
- “The Foundation” by Isaac Asimov (The Foundation Groupread, Part I, The Foundation Groupread, Part II)
- “The War of the Worlds” by H. G. Wells
- “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions” by Edwin A. Abbott
- “The Rowan” by Anne McCaffrey
- “Foundation and Empire” by Isaac Asimov (Foundation and Empire Groupread, Part I, Foundation and Empire Groupread, Part II)
- “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
- “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins
- “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins
- “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card
I’ve read 14/48 books toward the Speculative Fiction challenge, hosted by Baffled Books and I’m up to 5/10 books for the Award Winning Books Challenge, hosted by Gathering Books. I’m still at 0/8 for the Tea & Books Challenge hosted by The Book Garden, which I’ll have to remedy in the near future.
I finally started a montly Poetry Spotlight, beginning with “Natural Selections” by Joseph Campana. I’ll be participating in the Read More/Blog More Poetry Event, which fits in well with my goal to read more poetry this year.
Now, for March reading plans!
I love groupreads. The discussions are phenomenal. On Friday, we’ll be finishing the groupread of Asimov’s “Second Foundation.” I’ve also decided to participate in a groupread of Scott Lynch’s “The Lies of Locke Lamora,” which is hosted by Little Red Reviewer. I hadn’t heard of the book before, but based on Andrea’s description, it sounds fantastic, and a bit different from the typical fantasy novel! Just as a warning…
These books are rated super R for casual violence, violence towards children, promotion of flexible morals, massive amounts of glamorized criminal activity, occasional drug and alcohol use, a smidgen of bought and paid for sex, and oh gods, the swear words. So many deliciously magnificent naughty words! If you wouldn’t use the word delicious or magnificent to describe creative invective, and if you are at all offended by anything else listed above, this may not be the read al0ng for you. Really. I’m not kidding. Don’t even ask me if this would be appropriate for your fourteen year old kid.
I also have several review copies of books that I haven’t finished yet. It’s been a busy month, but March will be a bit less stressful, and I’ll have those reviews posted as soon as I can!
March 21 will also mark the start of Carl’s “Once Upon a Time” challenge (details forthcoming), which involves reading fantasy. This was the first challenge that I participated in when I started my blog, and I’m looking forward to doing it again! I’ve already got a nice stack of books in mind for this one… *evil grin*
What are your March reading plans?