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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing.

Currently reading

Tales of Men and Ghosts
Edith Wharton
Progress: 6%
First Templar Nation: How the Knights Templar Created Europe's First Nation-state
Freddy Silva
Progress: 51/451pages
Symphony of Ruin: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel
Christina Lay
Progress: 50%
High Witch (High Witch Book 1) (Volume 1)
Mona Hanna
Progress: 36%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 32%
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Raymond E. Feist
Progress: 336/490pages
The Day of the Triffids
John Wyndham
Progress: 66%
The Thin Man
Dashiell Hammett
Progress: 11%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
Progress: 76%

The saga of the samples

In case anyone remembers my posts about taming my samples collection, I'm under 100! It's a constantly fluctuating number because I add new ones too easily, but I read a few at a time when things are happening around me that make it difficult to sink into a proper read (thereby putting all samples at a disadvantage) and slowly, slowly I'm getting through them.


I'm still doing the alphabetical thing and I'm up to 'L'. :D


This includes playing catch up when I add new samples that fall earlier in the alphabet, which of course gets more frequent as I go along.


There are some tasty looking samples in 'W' that I'm looking forward to reading, but it's a constant uphill struggle It's also a good motivation to keep making progress, interspersed with actually reading whole books of course.


I'm winning, but ever so slowly. This is my reading challenge for this year, to get all the way through my samples and then keep them under control. Then I get to part two: The free books. Yes, I will be doing the same with those. Making myself start each one and either continuing or discarding, using the same criteria as on the samples.


In between of course I'm also reading the books I've paid for! Wouldn't it be awful if there was an apocalypse and no more electricity and I never got to read them? I can't let that happen...