Books I Read in March 2021

I honestly thought I hadn’t finished reading anything this month but I did read a couple comics and finished off the history of board games book before diving into ‘Borne’ so here are my GoodReads reviews for those:

Plutona by Jeff Lemire

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had no idea what this was about, I just knew I had to read it because JEFF LEMIRE.

A strange story about young adult friendships, growing up, and obsession. This is a one-shot, 5 issues and it is over story but it doesn’t hold back and the final panels were haunting as so many things were left unanswered.

Extraordinary: A Story of an Ordinary Princess by Cassie Anderson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This graphic novel for kids wasn’t very long and I finished it in a single evening. It is really cute and I liked the moral of the story that being ordinary wasn’t a curse, but an opportunity for the princess to be whatever she wanted to be. I kind of hope we see more of these characters as I really liked the idea of it all and felt like this could easily be the jumping off point for a series.

Board Games in 100 Moves by Ian Livingstone

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A quick and fascinating look at the history of board games.

My favorite random fact is that they have essentially been called “table top games” since the beginning of recorded history.

This is a great primer for someone new to the hobby (like me) trying to get a bit of background on the evolution of board games, tabletop games, and role-playing games. It was published in 2020 so it is very up to date.

So, yes, I now know a little bit too much about this hobby.

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