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:
|Average = 3.79|
- P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever by Raj Haldar, Chris Carpenter, Maria Beddia: Twisted, Fun and even Educational
- Doctor Who: Rose by Russell T. Davies: It All Starts with — and Comes Back to — Rose
- Deep Dirty Truth by Steph Broadribb: Once Again, the Lori’s (almost) in Over her Head
- Fletch (Audiobook) by Gregory Mcdonald, Dan John Miller: A Strong Audio Version of One of My All-Time Favorites
- The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin: Malcolm Fox Uncovers Corruption both Past and Present
- In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: Another Wayward Child’s story — magical, enchanting, heartbreaking. You know the drill.
- Not Famous by Matthew Hanover: A Sweet bit of Lad Lit that’ll fill your Heart with Song.
- The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow: A truly magnificent book that I can’t adequately express my appreciation for
- Finders Keepers: The Definitive Edition by Russ Colchamiro: A Very Strange SF Romp
- Flight of the Fox by Gray Basnight: An Unlikely Hero. A Credible Threat. A Story You Hope Is Fiction
- Awakenings by Edward Lazellari: A Solid Beginning to a Portal Fantasy Series with a Twist
- Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen: A Dad. A Daughter. And Time Travel. (Kleenex may be required)
- The Reach of Shadows by Tony J. Forder: A Gripping Mystery, a Haunted Past, A Strong Novel
- A Brutal Bunch of Heartbroken Saps by Nick Kolakowski: A fast, fun, and bullet-ridden adventure
- Death Valley Superstars by Duke Haney: Cautionary Tales about Hollywood
- Immoral Code by Lillian Clark: A Heist Novel where the Heist is maybe the Dullest Part
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
While I Was Reading 2019 Challenge
#LetsReadIndie Reading Challenge
2019 Cloak & Dagger Challenge
Humor Reading Challenge 2019
2019 Cloud of Witnesses Reading Challenge
How was your month?