March 2021 Reading

March was the month of both record high temperatures and snow. I needed a mental vacation. I continued my binge of urban fantasy/romance series. Years ago I found it challenging to admit to reading these sorts of books, now I don’t really care what anyone else thinks.

After finishing both the Jane Yellowrock and Soulwood series by of Faith Hunter, I jumped into Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. This morning I started the twelfth book of that series, it’s been fun to get close to a different character in each book. Steamy romance isn’t my thing; characters who are broken and trying to navigate life while kicking series arse appeal to me.

Two other books I read last month are Tiny But Mighty and the new translation of Beowulf by Maria Dahvana Headley.

Last week I reviewed this great book on learning how to care for kittens and community cats.

I last tackled Beowulf in the mid-90s and was the type of student who wanted to see the original text. Now it’s much easier, thanks technology! I listened to the audio book and didn’t pay close attention so I know whole parts washed over me — and that’s a good thing! The translation was easy to listen to. I’ll probably return to it in print soon, it sparked ideas and I want to read closer.

This month? I’m planning on reading Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changlings series next, then we’ll see what else. There is a library reorganization in my near future. I hope reshelving will help me both start and finish books I’ve been meaning to read instead of constantly borrowing new titles from the library.

piles of books