Shelved: June 2018

I was sick at the end of June and while that didn’t stop me from reading, it did put a damper on my retention and any inclination I had to celebrate my reads with a monthly post. Now, it’s the middle of July and the reading’s going strong as ever, but the June ship has kind of sailed, so I don’t have as much to say as I usually do.

I got a new tablet. The old one started going weird some time ago. When the battery got down to 20%, it would begin repeatedly rebooting itself. Maybe a year went by and then it started doing it at 40%. Again, time passed and more recently it couldn’t hold out much past 80% before it started up. It wasn’t an always thing, but it was often enough to be annoying enough that I started reading more on my phone than ever. The reboot stopped when I plugged the charger in, but that’s not a fun way to read, so I got a new one. It’s just a newer version of the old one, so there wasn’t much fanfare with the setup, especially with the help of my Google/Android and Samsung accounts.

I got Guilt|Pleasure’s second artbook, Luminosity. It’s GP, so it’s good.

I backed Check, Please!: Year 3. I didn’t keep up with the webcomic like I did before because I’ve all but abandoned Tumblr, but I managed to catch up recently and it’s still s’awesome

I’m ready to admit that N.R Walker is one of my faves. No one’s perfect, but man does she ever speaking to both my reader’s and writer’s heart.

A month or so ago I mentioned that I was disappointed in one subplot going poof in Lucy Lennox’s Made Marian series. We’ll, as I suggested, it did in fact pop up in the ongoing Forever Wilde series. No real story, just a major-minor advancement.

Speaking of Lennox, I’d skipped over Rosalind Abel’s Lavender Shores series several times, but I decided to give it a go. I don’t know if it’s done since book seven was only released in May, but I”m either caught up or finished. Anyway, book seven, The Alcove, featured a book club that was reading book six of the Made Marian series, Delivering Dante. It was a bit of a surprise. Might be the first time I’ve encountered a contemporary book including a discussion about another contemporary book that wasn’t a biography of some sort.

I’m closing this out before I start pulling at straws for something to write about. It was a pretty decent month. Too bad I don’t remember it.

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