March Wrap-up

In February I read less, in March on the other hand I read more than usual. My ratings are not terribly high allover, but I did enjoy myself…

Novels and novellas:

Ring Shout ★★¾☆☆ audio, Klu Klux monsters, Stone Mountain and alternate realities.
Mickey7 ★★★½☆ ebook, Netgalley, Mickey7 dies for the colony, repeatedly. Alien lifeforms and survival.
Ogres ★★★★☆ ebook, Netgalley, another genre bender by Tchaikovsky. Very smartly done.
Gallant, audio, DNF at 51%, haunted house, YA, gothic. Not bad, actually, but didn‘t grab me. Good audiobook narration.
– StoryGraph #1 Even The Wingless ★★★★★, ebook, TBR, shockingly dark and violent offering, but very compelling.
– Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern ★★★★☆ ebook, my Pern re-read. Moreta‘s Ride, I ugly cried!
– Nerilka’s Story & The Coelura ★★★☆☆ ebook, companion piece to Moreta. Same story from a different POV. Only skimmed the added novelette, as it doesn‘t belong to the Dragonriders of Pern and didn‘t interest me

Short fiction:

The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume Six (ongoing), short stories:
– AN IMPORTANT FAILURE by Rebecca Campbell, ★★★¾☆, the building of a violin, climate change, loss of physical things and loss of possibilities in our lives.
– THE LONG IAPETAN NIGHT by Julie Nováková, ★★¾☆☆, Earth has gone through two cataclysms, humanity tries to establish footholds elsewhere in the solar system. Horror on a dark ice planet.

Comics / Graphic novels:

– StoryGraph #2 The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear ★★★★★ eComic, TBR, Negan! Lucille is thirsty! 
– The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After ★★★½☆ eComic, TBR, more Negan! More of an in-between.
The Complete Angel Catbird ★☆☆☆☆ eComic, Angel Catbird #1-3. Margaret Atwood, what were you thinking?
– Jova’s Harvest #1 Comic Book eComic, DNF after 16 pages, not for me.
– Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter ★★★★★, eComic, adorable! Thanks to whoever recommended this, I had great fun! Two pigs, a werewolf and two rats chase a vampire… so wacky, I loved it!
– Saga #57 ★★★★☆ eComic

And the rest…

Currently reading:
– The Art of Cursive Penmanship: A Personal Handwriting Program for Adults, paper

StoryGraph Reading Randomizer / backlog:
– The Solitaire Mystery, paper, TBR / February StoryGraph #2 

Specfic Movies & TV watched:
– For All Mankind, the rest of S1 and all of S2, finished — 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀, I wish this was a documentary of real life events! As a whole I liked S1 better, but the finale of S2 was out of this world! Figuratively and literally speaking… Awesome!
– Space Force, S1, finished — 🚀🚀🚀🚀, funny, surprisingly serious topics. It was good, but I doubt that I will watch S2.
– Stowaway, 2021 science-fiction thriller — 🚀🚀🚀
– Finch, apple TV+ original, SF — 🚀🚀🚀, family-friendly dystopia with Tom Hanks raising a robot, it was ok.
– Zack Snyder‘s Justice League — 💣 wtf? Not sure what to make of this. 4 hours! At least they fixed the crappy cover-up of Cavill‘s upper lip from the official movie. A lot of shirtless time with Cavill and Momoa. No idea why that man puts on any tops anyway in that movie.