Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

Book Tree!

TreeMy old, fake tree is pretty tattered. Until I nab a good half-off tree after Christmas, a book tree will have to do. Featuring lots of Robert Jordan, George Sand, TE Lawrence, and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

The Apothic Man Series

MODEL SPECIES

Model Species CoverBook #1 of The Apothic Man

In Kenos, the city of enlightenment and innovation, a body with bizarre wounds is fished from the bay.

On the case are a middling apothynom, Investigator Paulos Gaent, and a religious objector to apothynom rule, Clerk Teria Bellaphaerenous. At cross purposes, a private investigator, Laros Nero, is hired by an anonymous client to discover the identity of the murderer for reasons other than justice.

It will take more than keen investigative abilities to stop the ongoing series of crimes in Kenos. It will require the unearthing of dark apothic knowledge that has been buried for an age.

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Learn more about Weordan, the setting of the Apothic Man series.

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End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram

Hosted by DanaSquare or Juliababyjen’s Reading Room

End of the Year 2013 #ReadingCram December 9th – 22nd

If you are anything like me you have a huge stack (or even bookcases) full of book you haven’t read. Did you have a goal for how many books you wanted to read during the year? Are you behind like I am? Then this is the perfect time to read as much as you can before the new year!

WRAP-UP

The past month has really been kicking my butt. I didn’t hit my goal of 900 pages, but 768 isn’t too shabby for me. From my initial list, I finished the last third of Death From a Top Hat, most of  The Dying Days, and all of In the Company of Thieves. I also read a little of the Pinkerton book. A Clockwork Christmas presumably fell victim to a change in my local library’s ebook licensing; it’s no longer available. From off-list, I read a few Christmas-y short stories and started The Ectoplasmic Man. But! I probably did more challenges during this readathon than I usually do. It was lots of fun and my TBR list has grown. 🙂

GOAL

Yeah, I’m an oak. The only readathons I don’t take part in are the ones I don’t know about. I managed 400 pages during DDD, so I’m going to shoot for 900 before the 22nd.

TBR PILE

The kick-off, hosted By Jen @JuliababyJen’s ReadingRoom, is the TBR Challenge: “All you need to do is to create a TBR list for the read-a-thon!”

Death from a Top Hat
Finished!
The Dying Days
Finished!
Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By
A Clockwork Christmas In the Company of Thieves
Finished!
Pinkerton's Great Detective: The Amazing Life and Times of James McParland
In Progress

That’s my tentative TBR list for the next couple weeks, but I don’t keep to lists very well.

PROGRESS

NOTES & CHALLENGES

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