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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. DO NOT FOLLOW ME IF YOU'RE HERE TO ADVERTISE, ESPECIALLY NON-BOOK PRODUCTS. I WILL BLOCK YOU!!!

Currently reading

Kitchen Witchcraft
Rachel Patterson
Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army
Edoardo Albert
Magic Medicine: A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances
Cody Johnson
Hero at the Fall
Alwyn Hamilton
Progress: 6%
Pieces of Her
Karin Slaughter
John Peters in the land of Demons
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
Tamora Pierce
Hark! The Herald Angels Scream
Christopher Golden
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
Progress: 9%

Slaying the Sample Pile

Remember a while back I was happy to get my sample collection under 100?


Well it's at least double that now. And my Kindle hit the full mark again, so I've decided it's time to take the bull by the horns and have a blitz.


I'm going to read one full book at a time for a while. When I finish The Graveyard Book, I'll start another. The rest of my schizoid reading promiscuity will be spread around reading samples and clearing folders like the non-fiction books, which mostly don't take long to read. Once the samples are under control, the free books get the same treatment. Show me you're going to be a five star within a few pages or out you go!


I'll choose my full reads from the books I paid for.


This will, of course, all fall down the minute I get approved for another Netgalley book or find one of the free ones good enough to go ahead and read, or maybe even a sample that I feel I have to buy. If it gets up to two full books, I'll finish one and continue the quest.


Wish me luck, I'm going in...