January 2019 Report

A few things you need to know before I start this: 1. Within the last two weeks, my laptop has stopped giving me warnings when my battery goes below 10%; 2 I am an idiot.

I started this early, I’ve never done that before. In fact, I had this about 40% done Wednesday night when my laptop battery died. Now, for various and sundry reasons, I use Notepad while I’m building these posts, and I had three different Notepad windows open, and was in a good groove working on this. Now, I hadn’t done a good job using the “Save Draft” button in WordPress and had not saved any of the Notepad windows (see #2 above). So when the battery just died on me, I know I yelled. I didn’t cuss/swear/curse/whatever you want to call it out loud, my kids were around and I try to be a good example. But I assure you, I thought a long blue streak. Between the discouragement from that, and my inability to arrange my thoughts about a novel afterwards, I ended up not posting anything Thursday. January in general has seen more days without a post than I like — this week was pretty typical.

But February will be busier — guaranteed. Fahrenbruary will be good for that, if nothing else.

Anyway, here’s what happened here in January. Good books, some decent posts (if I do say so myself). 2019 is off to a good start.

Books/Novels/Novellas Read/Listened to:

Nature’s Case for God: A Brief Biblical Argument Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition The Power of the Dog
3 Stars 3.5 Stars 5 Stars
In an Absent Dream Flame in the Dark (Audiobook) Flight of the Fox
5 Stars 5 Stars 4 Stars
Awakenings Death Valley Superstars Here and Now and Then
3.5 Stars 3 Stars 4 1/2 Stars
A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps Slaughterhouse Blues The Reach of Shadows
3.5 Stars 3 Stars 3.5 Stars
Immoral Code The Lion's Tail Skin Game (Audiobook)
4 Stars 3.5 Stars 5 Stars
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge Spare Room In Their Own Words
3 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars
Unstoppable Arsenal Main Bad Guy Confess Fletch
3.5 Stars 4 1/2 Stars 5 Stars
The Whistle Blower The Disasters Shattered Illusions
3 Stars 3 Stars 3 Stars

Still Reading:

Reformed Dogmatics, Volume 1: Theology Proper            

Ratings

5 Stars 5 2 1/2 Stars 0
4 1/2 Stars 2 2 Stars 0
4 Stars 3 1 1/2 Stars 0
3.5 Stars 3 1 Star 0
3 Stars 8
Average = 3.79

Reviews Posted:

TBR Heap:

Physical Books: 4 Added/5 Read
E-Books: 2 Added/0 Read
Audiobooks: 3 Added/3 Read
…only 1 net addition. Not bad.

Book Challenge Progress:

2019 Library Love Challenge

2019 Library Love Challenge

  1. Awakenings by Edward Lazellari
  2. The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson, Eugene Yelchin(link forthcoming)
  3. The Disasters by M. K. England(link forthcoming)

While I Was Reading 2019 Challenge

✔ An essay collection: Death Valley Superstars by Duke Haney
✔ A book by an author you’ve never read before: Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight

LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge

#LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge

  1. Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight
  2. A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski
  3. The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder
  4. Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski (link forthcoming)
  5. Lions Tail by Luna Miller (link forthcoming)
  6. Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski (link forthcoming)
  7. Death Valley Superstars by Duke Haney
  8. Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro
  9. Unstoppable Arsenal by Jeffery H. Haskell (link forthcoming)
  10. Shattered Illusions by J.C. Jackson (link forthcoming)
2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge

2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge

  1. Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight
  2. A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski
  3. The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder
  4. Slaughterhouse Blues by Nick Kolakowski (link forthcoming)
  5. Lions Tail by Luna Miller (link forthcoming)
  6. Main Bad Guy by Nick Kolakowski (link forthcoming)
  7. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
  8. Spare Room by Dreda Say Mitchell
  9. Confess Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald, Dan Jon Miller (link forthcoming)
Humor Reading Challenge 2019

Humor Reading Challenge 2019

  1. Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro
2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge

2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge

  1. In Their Own Words by David Calhoun (link forthcoming)

How was your month?

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