I did not finish reading Dune as I intended. I wasn’t too much in a reading mood. I did read Dune, just not enough to finish it. In addition to my Deal Me In story, I also read two short stories from The Belgravia Annual, 1868. Neither was particularly good, including “Found in the Muniment Chest” by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. It’s a non-creep Braddon story, but also *very* repetitive.
Deal Me In
4♦️: “Housebound” by Ao-Hui Lin
I don’t know which annoyed me more: the husband in this story who seems willfully ignorant about what is eating his house, or the wife who puts up with him. *How* did she end up with this guy?!
Reading Challenge Check-In
Goal: 10 Books by 12/14/21
✅ Read Edgar Huntly or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker by Charles Brockden Brown, which was also my Classics Club “Spin” book for this period.
Goal: Abstain from acquiring books; read at least 21 books from my shelves.
Progress: 0 books acquired; 2/21+
✅ Read Strange Cures by Rob Zabrecky and DNFed The Abbot’s Ghost by Lousia May Alcott.
Goal: Read 6 books from 6 categories.
Progress: No progress here. I have lots of time.
Goal: Read Herbert’s 6 Dune books by October.
Progress: Currently reading Dune. Kinda on schedule.
Goal: Read at least 30% nonfiction.
Progress: Currently 50/50. ✅
Goal: Deal Me In each week and Cather Reading Project each month.
Progress: On track. ✅