April 2020 Wrap-up

I had few plans. Which was good, as I dropped out of two BRs in March and read not a single thing for my TBR challenge… My reading experience was very colourful in April—a bit of everything, from ★☆☆☆☆ to ★★★★★…

BR novels read:
– Star Trek: Picard: The Last Best Hope, Featured BR #stayhome edition, audio, ★★☆☆☆, I was very bored!
– Behemoth, Hard SF novel, ★★☆☆☆, last of the Rifters series. 

BR novels started and ongoing:
– 2020 Rhysling Anthology – read the short poems, long poems ongoing into May.

TBR Challenge / Solo reads:
– The Chronicles Of Pern: First Fall, fantasy, ★★★¼☆, early days on the planet of Pern.
– Zero Day, creature feature, ★★★¾☆, it‘s the spiderpocalypse…
– Justice Calling, UF novel, ★★★★☆, shifters and magic.
– Deep Storm, thriller, ★★★★☆, danger at the bottom of the Atlantic.
– The Massacre of Mankind, netgalley, ★½ ☆☆☆, boring sequel to War of the Worlds, DNF at 21%
– The New Avengers, Volume 2: Sentry, comic, ★★★★★, great fun!

Other solo reads:
– The Walking Dead Vol. 7: The Calm Before, comic, ★★★★☆, some quieter moments in the calm before that storm. Some shockers. Good.
– The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer, comic, ★★★★★, the final battle at the prison. 
– To The Center Of The Earth, horror, ★★★★★, adventure yarn, horror in a cave / creature feature
– The Beast of Devil’s Rock, horror, ★★☆☆☆, horror in the woods, creature feature
– Truth or Beard, contemporary romance, ★★☆☆☆, frenemies to lovers.
– Monster 1983: Die komplette 1. Staffel, supernatural mystery, ★★★☆☆, murders in a small town.
– New Avengers Vol. 1: Breakout, comic, ★★★★☆, quick re-read (more of a skim) in preparation for vol. 2.
– Sub Zero, horror, ★☆☆☆☆, antarctic octopi infected by aliens. Blue gunk. Horrible writing. DNF at 21%. O.o

How was your April?

Plans for May 2020:

BR novels/poetry:
– 2020 Rhysling Anthology, SF poetry, started in April & ongoing
– A Hidden Fire, romance readers & TBR challenge, started
– Network Effect, Murderbot! Ordered, pub date May 5th

BR comics:
– The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain
– The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become

5 thoughts on “April 2020 Wrap-up

  1. Wow, you got through a lot of books in April! Awesome. I hate reading books that I rate 1 or 2 stars. It’s very rare that I finish them. If I don’t finish it, then I add it to an attempted shelf & tag it Better Luck Next Time on Goodreads, and don’t rate it. There might be a time when I return to it, and it be significantly better than the first time I tried.

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    1. If I put down a book for a longer time, with plans to try again later—that never happens. DNF it is… plus shelf on GR. I tend to read at least 20% of any given book, bevor I drop it. And I rate it, because I gave it a good try and why shouldn‘t I rate the effect the book had on me and why I didn‘t finish it?

      Lots of book —> I had a week of holidays over Easter and since then I have only been working two mornings per week, as my company is doing „short time“-work. So I have plenty of time on my hands!


      1. That’s good justification. I would hate for people to rate 1 star who haven’t given it a good go or because they weren’t in the mood to read that book. That sort of thing isn’t fair. I see lots of 1 star reviews and no commentary…

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      2. Yes, I find it pretty annoying, too, when people give one star and then either write some rubbish sentence or give reasons that have no relevance for the quality of the writing. I find it equally silly, when people give 5 stars to books that haven‘t even been published yet, because they are excited about the book.


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