March 2021 Month-in-Review

Is that a light we finally see at the end of the tunnel?  March got off to a good start.  The state has me classified as a frontline essential worker, but I wasn’t expecting to get my first dose of the vaccine very early in March and leave the month fully vaccinated.  My mom is fully vaccinated too, which has me feeling a lot better about things.  I ate inside a restaurant TWICE in March, which is twice as many times I did in the entire previous year.

On the other hand, blogging was light.

I did make some actual progress on Mount TBR, whittling it down by two whole books.  My course of self-study on foundations of the republic continues, picking up a copy of the Federalist Papers and finishing Mike Duncan’s The Storm Before the Storm.  I also finished Edith Hamilton’s The Greek Way . . . 18 years after starting it!  I know because I picked it up for a leadership conference in college and just stopped reading after the conference.  I even had my place in the book marked with a note from my roommate at the conference.  I only had to read a few chapters, but, hey, I did in fact read the entire thing, just in two very time-distant chunks.

April plans are up in the air, although I do have a couple ARCs to read and review.

March Reviews

Books acquired

  • The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
  • Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Cirsova: Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense issue no. 6, ed. by P. Alexander
  • Far from the Tree by Rob Parker (audiobook)

Books started

  • We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends by Billy Baker
  • The Morality of Law, rev. ed. by Lon L. Fuller
  • The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan
  • The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly
  • The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics by Tim Harford
  • The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
  • Far from the Tree by Rob Parker (audiobook)
  • Blood and Treasure: Daniel Boone and the Fight for America’s First Frontier

Books finished

  • We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends by Billy Baker
  • Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by Mike Duncan
  • The Tilted World by Tom Franklin & Beth Ann Fennelly
  • The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
  • The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics by Tim Harford

Mount TBR Counter

  • March: -2
  • Year-to-date: -2

About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/
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1 Response to March 2021 Month-in-Review

  1. Bookstooge says:

    Congrats on being a guinea pig. I’ll be looking forward to see if you sprout a third eye or anything 😉

    We’ve been eating out once a month just like we always did. It was nice though, because with everyone else staying away it made the restaurants we visited roomy and quiet, just the way we like it 😀

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