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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

Fire Dragons, Demons & Djinn
Rhonda Parrish
Progress: 4%
Behind the Door
Mary SanGiovanni
Progress: 25%
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
Tamora Pierce
Progress: 50%
Blackbeard: The Birth of America
Samuel S. Marquis
Progress: 26%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 71%

July Wrap-up

Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army - Edoardo Albert Kitchen Witchcraft - Rachel Patterson Haunted Castles of England - J.G. Montgomery Ghost Boy - Stafford Betty Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives  - The Newton Institute Woven in Wire - Sarah Thompson Unnatural Creatures - Maria Dahvana Headley, Neil Gaiman Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 2 - Jill Stansbury Knitting Ganseys, Revised and Updated: Techniques and Patterns for Traditional Sweaters - Beth Brown-Reinsel

9 books this month, which is good for me. 6 of them were non-fiction which don't take as long (usually) and 8 of the 9 were from Netgalley.

 

I do have another 7 partial reads on the go which I hope to at least mostly finish by end of August and one more book from Netgalley that definitely won't fit into Halloween Bingo, so I'll start it next.

 

I have 5 books from Netgalley that I haven't started yet that just might fit a Halloween Bingo category, so I'll wait to see what they are before I start any of those! Unless I actually finish all of my current reads, in which case there is one less likely than the others.

 

I'm still working my way through the massive pile of samples. Hopefully choosing books for Bingo will lead to eliminating a few of those! There are a couple in my Horror folder that I hope to include in Bingo, not least of all the third book of the Jason Crane series. It's becoming a tradition to read one of these each year! Though I think this is the last of the series.

 

Of this month's books, the stand out was Conrad Monk and the Great Heathen Army, which I reviewed on my last post before this one. It earned a rare 5 star rating from me.

 

Two of the non-fiction books I read will remain among my reference books; Haunted Castles in England and Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals. The Jewellery and knitting books will also get some future mileage and hopefully I'll find time to try a few projects.

 

So not a bad month, but I definitely need some more good fiction reads in the upcoming months.