March was kind of meh for reading in the early part of the month.
As mentioned, I was less than impressed by the portion of the Captive Prince trilogy that I read.
Patricia Briggs’ Fire Touched came out early in the month as well. I’ve given up on her Omega books set in the same world; as I mentioned when I read the last book, Anna’s dismissal of Charles’ desire to not have children Seriously Pissed Me Off and struck me as profoundly offensive in a way that would’ve had readers up in arms if their positions had been swapped. Mercy…eh, I have mentioned before that her acquisition of a new power or tool of power or conveniently powered/talented friend whenever one is needed seems lazy. And it happens again here. Plus, Mercy’s internal monologing in which she knows better than Adam about how he feels about god/religion strikes me as profoundly patronizing in much the same way Anna “knowing best” about whether Charles should want to have kids did. Yeah, stick a fork in me, I’m done.
I’m almost finished Rebecca Traister’s All the Single Ladies (non-fiction), which I’m really enjoying.
And I’ve got the first installment of Ms. Marvel to read next. And the web comic Check Please.
Random: I was reading an NPR piece on “Boston Chinese” food and ran across one of my language pet peeves, the use of cache for cachet. They are spelled differently; pronounced differently; and have completely different meanings. How freaking difficult is it to use the right word. Boston Chinese does not have “a certain cache”; it has a certain cachet. FFS.