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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

Ghost Boy
Stafford Betty
Barnabas Tew and The Case Of The Missing Scarab
Columbkill Noonan
Sound—The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos
Ramiro Mendes, João Mendes
Blackbeard: The Birth of America
Samuel S. Marquis
Ireland the Best
Sally McKenna, John McKenna
Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives
The Newton Institute
Progress: 4%
Haunted Castles of England
L.M. Montgomery
Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2
Jill Stansbury
Progress: 25/256pages
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 10%
The Flight of the Griffin
C.M. Gray
Progress: 65%

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...