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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

Belinda Bauer
Progress: 23%
Ecstasy: A Novel of Alma Mahler
Mary Sharratt
Progress: 9%
Her Name Was Rose
Claire Allan
Progress: 30%
The City of Brass
Suman Chakraborty
Progress: 36%
Unnatural Creatures
Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman
Progress: 55%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 64%

January wrap-up

The Void of Muirwood (Covenant of Muirwood) - Jeff Wheeler American Notes For General Circulation - Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham The Golem and the Djinni - Helene Wecker Wolf Hunt - Jeff Strand A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab Horns - Joe Hill

January is over already? Just as well. Maybe all my favourite celebrities will quit dying!


I finished just one book in January, The Void of Muirwood. It was my LAST Netgalley book and I've managed not to request any more, Yay!


Meanwhile I started 5 new ones and I'm at various stages, so I should have much more to report at the end of February!


I've also been keeping the samples at bay, though I have yet to eliminate the pile. I'm thinking of adjusting my strategy and starting to vet the old free books folder, once I finish a couple of my current reads. If I read my A-list tbr but allow room for at least one book from that folder to draw me in, it could be a good balance as well as a good way to clear the dross cluttering up my Kindle. I'll have to keep reading samples to keep them from overwhelming me, but at least if I like any of the books I already have, I don't have to buy them!


I'm enjoying my reading much more now.