Of Books and Belief

12,861 Days Alive

110 Days Left in 2020

95 Books Left to Read-Maybe

54 Non-Golden Trio Reading Challenge Books to Read

16 Books Read So Far

I believe I’m going to have to amend my reading goal. JK Rowling has come out of the woodwork as an absolute TERF and I’m phenomenally disappointed in her for her inhumanity.

I’m genuinely disappointed in how she is acting and the stance she is taking. It makes me want to get rid of all the merchandise I have and no longer support her endeavors and distance myself from that particular fandom.

Her shenanigans aside, I have managed to read a couple of books so far this year, despite the depression beast that’s taken up residence in my brain the last few months.

Here’s what I’ve read so far:

  1. Soulbound By: Bethany Adams
  2. Little Women By: Louisa May Alcott
  3. First Frost: A Novel By: Sarah Addison Allen
  4. Lost Lake: A Novel By: Sarah Addison Allen
  5. The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook By: Josie Brown
  6. Burying the Honeysuckle Girls By: Emily Carpenter
  7. The Rules of Magic: A Novel By: Alice Hoffman
  8. Fortune’s Fool By: Mercedes Lackey
  9. One Good Knight By: Mercedes Lackey
  10. The Fairy Godmother By: Mercedes Lackey
  11. The Snow Queen By: Mercedes Lackey
  12. Mr. Darcy’s Passion By: Harriet Lark
  13. The Secrets of Ghosts By: Sarah Painter
  14. A Berry Deadly Welcome (Book 1) By: A.R. Winters
  15. I Am Malala By: Malala Yousafzai
  16. A Study in Charlotte By: Brittany Cavallaro

Were I to completely disregard the Golden Trio Reading Challenge, this is what I would have left to read:

FirstLastBook Title
Sarah AddisonAllenThe Peach Keeper: A Novel
Sarah AddisonAllenWaking Kate
RachealAndersonPrejudice Meets Pride
J.A.ArmitageKingdom of Salt and Sirens
LisaBlackwoodSorceress Awakening
JosieBrownThe Housewife Assassin’s Killer Christmas Tips
ColletteCameronThe Earl and the Spinster: A Regency Romance Novel
MelanieCellierAn Inconvenient Princess
MelanieCellierThe Princess Companion
DeannaChaseHaunted on Bourbon Street
ElizabethColeA Winter’s Knight: A Regency Romance
NaimaCosterHasley Street
AnnaElliottGeorgiana Darcy’s Diary
A.W.ExleyNeferititi’s Heart
AngieFoxSouthern Spirits
KymGrossoImmortals of New Orleans: Logan’s Acadian Wolves
PualineGruberThe Girl and the Raven
AliceHoffmanBlackbird House: A Novel
AliceHoffmanGreen Witch
AliceHoffmanIllumination Night
AliceHoffmanSeventh Heaven
AliceHoffmanThe Ice Queen: A Novel
JenniferJoy LincolnDarcy’s Ultimatum
MercedesLackeyA Tangled Web
LoisLavrisaDying for Dinner Rolls (Georgia Coast Cozy Mysteries)
GraceLemonMaple Syrup Murder
AmeliaLittlewoodSherlock Holmes & Elizabeth Bennet Vol 1
AmeliaLittlewoodSherlock Holmes & Elizabeth Bennet Vol 2
AmeliaMorganThe Witches of Enchanted Bay
SarahPainterIn the Light of What We See
SarahPainterThe Language of Spells
SarahPainterThe Secrets of Ghosts
SarahPainterThe Silver Mark (Crow Investigations Book 2)
RosePresseyThese Haunts are Made for Walking
SMReineCaged Wolf
SMReineForbidden Witches
SMReineHotter Than Helltown
SMReineSilver Bullet
SMReineSummer Court
SMReineWinter Court
MorganRiceA Throne for Sisters
MorganRiceThe Magic Factory
JulieSmithCrescent City Connection
RosalieStantonA Higher Education: A Modern Retelling of Pride & Prejudice
AvaStoneOne Haunted Evening
AvaStonePrelude to a Haunted Evening
LucyTempestThief of Cahraman
TishThawerThe Witches of BlackBrook
OliviaWildensteinRose Petal Graves
A.R.WintersA Berry Clever Corpse (Book 3)
A.R.WintersA Berry Murderous Kitten (Book 2)
AnyaWyldePenelope
AnyaWyldeThe Fairweather Sisters Books 1-3
AnyaWyldeThe Wicked Wager

It’s fifty-four books in all.

While I originally wanted to accomplish 111 books in 2020, I wasn’t anticipating getting beaten down by depression and losing almost two months of productivity to it.

Nor, honestly, was I expecting the effect that COVID-19 would have on my life. It has made work and play severely limited and with my Kindle Fire endlessly on the fritz, it makes it hard to read as often as I should. While Miss A is temporarily back in the office, it’s not likely to last and I will be alone in the office again in a month or two for the foreseeable future. In our last major meeting, he said it was unlikely for anyone to come back to the office until after the new year. It’s amazing how difficult this damned virus has made life. And it highlights how terribly our current president, whom I loathe, handles any sort of crisis.

I can’t believe it’s already September. Soon, October and its dual moons will be rolling around. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment this coming Friday and I have to get an updated blood test done. I’m hoping my results aren’t too bad. I need to eat a little better. Too much cereal lately. And NaNoWriMo is coming up as well! As ever, I’m hoping to get a finished novel out of the thirty day journey. I’m hoping that I’m more successful this year than as in past.

Anyway, I’m going to go work on Sparrow’s Seaside Blanket some more. I’m only eight rows from done, counting the nifty border I have planned. As I think I’ve mentioned before, since it’s Seaside themed, I’m doing a crocheted wave stitch for the border in the dark blue.

Image is of a crocheted blanket in blues and whites with an orange handled crochet hook.

What are you working on now? What projects do you have planned?

Don’t forget to take your meds, folks!

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