Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

We’re 2/3 of the way through 2020, fellow readers. Are you 2/3 of the way to your TBR Challenge goal?

I’m not, but I’m not too far off, either. I’ve managed to get about halfway to both my overall Goodreads goal and my TBR Challenge goal. Given everything that’s been going on this year, both in the world at large and for me personally, I’m okay with my reading progress. I’m still laid off from the day job, too, so I can actually get stuff on my To Do list done and still have time left over to read (and write!).

I’ve currently got two historical romances going: A Duke In Disguise by Cat Sebastian and A Duke, The Lady, and a Baby by Vanessa Riley. They’re very different from each other, but I’m really enjoying both of them so far! I’ve got a couple of research books on deck, too: The Housekeeper’s Tale by Tessa Boase and The Sharpe Companion: The Early Years by Mark Adkin (even though I haven’t read any of Bernard Cornwell’s Richard Sharpe novels yet). Both should be helpful with my current work-in-progress, which has a housekeeper as an important secondary character and a main character who fought in the War of 1812 (not Sharpe’s war, but things will be similar enough for my purposes). Both look like they’ll be very helpful. Hopefully they’ll be interesting, too  😉

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Books, TBR Challenge

Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

Happy Spring, fellow readers! We’re one third of the way through the year. Are you one third of the way through your TBR Challenge?

Goodreads tells me I’m 6 books behind, but given my slow start this year, and the time I spent reading books for the RITAs (which I didn’t count toward my goal), I’d say that’s not too bad. Plus, I’ve got three books going right now: Dracula, Prince of Many Faces (research), Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor (audiobook), and The Bargain: A Port Elizabeth Regency Tale (fun). Finishing those three relatively soon will get me closer to being back on track. The meteorologists are all forecasting beautiful weather for most of this week, too. So perhaps I’ll be able to sit outside with a book when I get home from the day job and enjoy the sun 🙂

A small aside: we celebrated Max’s “birthday” this week, otherwise known as Gotchya Day or The Day He Came Home From The Rescue. He got a couple of new toys and snacks, and lots of attention at the day job (he comes to work with me every day). He was also bouncing around as if he’s not a 10-year-old German Shepherd with severe arthritis, so I’m guessing he had a good time!