February Month in Review, March Preview

1 03 2012

If you judge things by Traffic numbers, February has been the most successful month yet. It was also quite productive. I caught up on my reviews for the first time of the year with the help of a 48 hour long audiobook. I posted 15 Audiobook Review and 2 Print Review, as well as two more Top 10 lists in my Welcome to the Apocalypse series.

My Favorite Audiobooks of the Month were:

The Stand by Stephen King narrated by Grover Gardner

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Ahmed Saladin narrated by Phil Gigante

Control Point by Myke Cole narrated by Corey Jackson

My Most Popular New Audiobook Review of the Month:

Stand On Zanzibar by John Brunner narrated by Erik Bergmann

My Favorite Print Read of the Month

Devil Red by Joe R. Lansdale 

My Top 10 Lists:

Top 10 Adult Dystopian Novels

Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Novels: Plagues and Pandemic


Blog Events:

I participated in two Blog Events that are now over:

This is my first time participating in one of Presenting Lenore’s Dystopian Themed months and I enjoyed it immensely. There was a lot of cool stuff, review, interview and giveaways, and I definitely added a few titles I discovered to my growing piles.  Because of this challenge, I listened to a few classic dystopian audiobooks as well as a few new ones.


Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings hosted the two month long “Not A Challenge.” I discovered a lot of great books, new blogs to follow and some cool new people by participating. Click on the image above to find nearly 175 science fiction reviews to explore.

March Preview:

In March, beyond the normal challenges I’m involved in, I will be participation in Roofbeam Reader’s Magical March Challenge.

I will be attempting to achieve Grand Merlin Status by reading/listening to 8 science Fiction/Fantasy novels in March. I’m looking forward to discovering new books as well as meeting new bloggers in this challenge.


I have plenty of exciting new reviews coming, including the following audiobooks:


One of the Dilemmas I am facing is I have a limited number of Audible Credits, and a large selection to choose from. I will have 3 credits, and a huge wish list. I tend to use my Audible credits for audiobooks I can’t get at the library or as review copies. most of these titles are Audible Frontiers Products. The following are images of some Audiobooks on my wishlist. Feel free to leave a comment on a title you would like to see reviewed here at the ‘lobe.

These six are at top of my wishlist. Feel free to include any other title you may consider, particularly if it’s speculative fiction.

One Last March tidbit, March 19th is my birthday! I plan to celebrate by taking the day off, and doiing some reading. My friends/family usually take me out to a movie of my choice some time around that time. I will probably choose The Hunger Game movie, since it comes out March 23rd.

Looking Forward:

Last year I did a very low key Zombie month. This year, I am planning something bigger for May, because May is Zombie Awareness Month. If there are any other bloggers who would like to participate feel free to contact me. Also, I would love someone with more Artistic skills than myself to design a Button for then Event. For the month, there will be interviews, reviews, guest posts, and for the first time here on The Gulded Earlobe, giveaways.

Have a great march everybody!


Note: I‘d like to thank my dog Munch and my cat Cali for posing for the pictures included in this post. I bribed them with treats.






2 responses

1 03 2012

wow, congratulations on catching up on your reviews, I’m very envious, I do not have 1 ready for this pas month, so I’m 10 behind… here is my wrap-up: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/03/01/february-wrap-up/

1 03 2012
John @ audiobookfans.com

Awesome month! We’re always amazed by how many audiobooks you listen to and review! Hope you have a great birthday 🙂

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