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We’re halfway through 2021, fellow readers. Are you halfway through your TBR Challenge?

If you’ve been following my updates this year, you’ll know I’ve been struggling mightily to read, so it won’t surprise you to learn that I am nowhere near the halfway point for my TBR Challenge goal. I DNF’d one book early in the year, and have literally read nothing (except spreadsheets at the day job!) since then.

Until this month.

I’ve mentioned before that I’d begun listening to audiobooks while I do yard work, and that did the trick. It’s a much slower way to read for me, but listening to someone read a book to me requires less energy than reading with my eyes. Plus, it makes cutting the grass a lot more enjoyable 🙂 Sherry Thomas’s A Study In Scarlet Women got me through a hot June, and I’m working on The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington now (highly recommend A Study In Scarlet Women and looking forward to the rest of the series, unsure about George Washington yet). Maybe this is the year I’ll finally make a dent in the metaphorical pile of audiobooks I’ve amassed!

So I’ve only completed one book out of the 30 I’ve set as my goal for the year, but I’m not quite ready to make modifications yet. I want to get through the busy season at the day job (a couple more months and things will quiet down a bit), and re-configure my writing/release schedule (which has also fallen by the wayside temporarily). Then we’ll see where reading for pleasure fits in again 🙂

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