The State of the Reader: 2/12/20

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A biweekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list.  Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me!  I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.

Books Purchased


Books Finished: 1

Title: Metzengerstein
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date Added: April 27, 2019
Date Started: January 26, 2020
Date Finished: February 6, 2020

Cover of Mezengerstein by Edgar Allan PoeMedia: eBook/Kindle

I’m not sure if I’m going to review this.  Oh, it was fine.  Definitely gives you a taste of Poe, and I think I know what he’s trying to say.  I may need to marinate on it more and look it up.


Currently Reading

Title: The First Girl Child
Author: Amy Harmon
Date Added: September 17, 2019
Date Started: January 17, 2020

Cover of The First Girl Child by Amy HarmonMedia: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 74%

I adore this book.  It will definitely wind up in my top books of 2020.  I’m completely on the side of the woman who made the curse on the land because you can’t treat an entire group of people like a commodity.  Granted patriarchy has been doing just that for, well, forever, and in this novel, it only makes it worse.  I only  have 30 pages left, and I’m curious how it all resolves.  There are a LOT of truths that need to be revealed before there can even be a hope of a happy ending.

Title: Archangel’s Kiss
Series Title: Guild Hunter
Author: Nalini Singh
Date Added: December 27, 2018
Date Started: January 15, 2020

Cover of Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #2)Media: Physical
Progress: 17%

I haven’t remotely read as much of this as I’ve wanted to.  I fucking love this series and the world it takes place in.  Also, reading about beautiful and dangerous angels is great impetus for my editing :p

Title: Man and His Symbols
Author: C. G. Jung et al
Date Added: August 4, 2017
Date Started: January 7, 2020

Man and His Symbols coverMedia: Paperback
Progress: 14%

I…may like this better than Campbell’s Hero.  Well, okay, it’s easier to read.  Campbell is a mythologist and Jung is a psychologist, and while I love deciphering symbolism, Jung is more plain spoken, so I find I can read more per session.


Only reading three books right now because I haven’t started a new classic.  I think Dracula is next.  I also have Dante’s Inferno on there, too, but I’m not in the mood to read that lol.  I’ve also finally finished Twin Peaks, and I found a nearly five (yes five) hour explanation of it.  I watched about half today, and it’s given me a lot to think about.  I think David Lynch definitely studied Jungian Psychology.  I want to watch the rest of his filmography, except for maybe Dune, though Sir Patrick is in that lol.


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13 thoughts on “The State of the Reader: 2/12/20

  1. Pingback: The State of the Reader: 1/29/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

    • Ugh, that’s the worse. Might be time to switch it up to something else! I had this whole plan for what I was going to read next, but then I said “fuck it” and decided to continue reading this one series I loved. I’ll do that to myself way too much. Say, “Alright, let me read this next because it’s the oldest thing on my list,” instead of just reading whatever the hell I want. Like I don’t have to stick to some arbitrary schedule, but my brain just likes to do that kind of shit.

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      • I finished one yesterday. Woo! I need to force myself to finish the second one because my kindle unlimited is up on March 3 and I’m not going to buy the book. I also need to grab the second HP book from the library for a reread with Ignited Moth. (I own the series but the first 4 books are so old, I’m a little afraid to hurt them.) If anything can get me out of a slump, it’s HP.

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  3. The First Girl Child seems really interesting… I’ll have to check it out once I get through a few more of my 2020 list (haha…ha…). Man and His Symbols is interesting, too, and I think also very helpful for writers, I think.

    Also, if you read Dracula, let me know what you think! I enjoyed my time with it and have some thoughts on the themes that I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on!

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