The State of the Reader: 8/12/20

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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.

Purchased: 1


Currently Reading

Title: The Luster of Lost of Things
Author: Sophie Chen Keller
Date Added: September 12, 2017
Date Started: July 22, 2020

Cover of The Luster of Lost Things by Sophie Chen KellerMedia: Paperback
Progress: 20%

This is one of those story’s you’ll enjoy if you love winding, whimsical writing with a heavy heaping of eloquence.  If that’s not your bag, you’d probably consider this too purple for your tastes, which is fine.  I don’t like how “purple prose” is used as a pejorative since it’s really just a stylistic taste.  If you like it, you like it; if you don’t, you don’t.

Title: The Killing Moon
Series: Dreamblood
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Date Added: August 17, 2017
Date Started: July 13, 2020

Cover of The Killing Moon by N. K. Jemisin (Dreamblood #1)Media: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 56%

I think NKJ has done something new with the vampire trope, and it’s so subtle I barely even noticed it until recently.  For some reason I’ve been having issues with reading this on my Cloud Reader, Amazon’s Kindle browser, where you can read your books on their site.  I keep getting this “session limit” message for this book.  Last time it happened, I was able to contact their help desk and get it sorted, but now it’s happening again.  I attempted logging out and back in again like I did with IT, but no luck.  It’s irritating, but it’s not like I can’t read it on my phone or Kindle Fire.

Title: Gods and Myths of Northern Europe
Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
Date Added: September 21, 2017
Date Started: May 1, 2020

Cover of Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by Hilda Roderick Ellis DavidsonMedia: Paperback
Progress: 44%

I actually thought this was going to be more story based than it is, like a retelling of the Norse Myths as opposed to explanations of the mythology itself.  I’m…not sure why I had that impression, and I’m kind of glad I was wrong, though I do still need to read (or rather reread) something that does that.

Title: Dracula
Author: Bram Stoker
Date Added: May 16, 2015
Date Started: February 13, 2020

Cover of DraculaMedia: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 83%

I honestly have no clue how this ends.  Like seriously, I don’t know how the original Dracula ends lol, and this is why there should be no time limit on spoilers.  Like obviously, if I’d seen it mentioned someone in my internet journeys, it would’ve been NBD, but if someone is in the midst of doing something, it’s not hard to check with them first to see if they know what happens, because you never know.  I mean my brother has never played Final Fantasy VII, so him playing the Remake is a brand new experience to him, so I’m not giving away any spoilers.  It’s just courtesy.


My computer is sporadically acting up again.  I’ve been shutting it off at night, and sometimes when I restart it does it’s slow thing so I have to hard shut down.  I did it once this evening before making this post, and things seem okay…for now.  I know it’s time for a new one.  Also the “p” key is starting to not work.  What I assume is the circuit track for “9,” “o,” “l,” and “.” is completely dead so I’m not too shocked, since “p” is right next to that.  I use a USB keyboard now, because it’s hard to edit when you don’t have all the letters.

in better news, they finally replaced the AC in our bedroom so now we don’t have to leave the door open with a fan to funnel in cooler air from the living room’s one.  Cid likes to destroy everything around five in the morning so my husband kicks him out and closes the door, which makes the room damn near unbearable.  It’s already pretty hot since we’re only getting residual air from the living room AC, which has literally been on for over a week.  I can finally turn it off tonight and give it a rest.  Ugh, one more month until my favorite: September.


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11 thoughts on “The State of the Reader: 8/12/20

  1. Pingback: The State of the Reader: 7/29/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. I love September too. ❤ October is my top month, but September is definitely a close second for me. 🙂
    Can't. Wait. For. FALL. 😀
    Yay for the fixed AC!! Haha the little bit about Cid made me laugh. For how much they nap all day you think cats would understand how sacred sleepy time is. lol
    Bailey is banned from sleeping in our room with us for very similar reasons. She will get close to you while you're sleeping and then pat your mouth with her paw to wake you up or she'll climb over your face so she can curl up around the top of your head. Neither are pleasant to wake up to. 😛

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    • Omg it’s so much better now lol. Though I did notice something interesting. So we’ve been keeping the door open without the bedroom AC, which means the cats can get into the room. This of course means Cid knocks everything off my nightstand including my glasses, which are SO fun to find in the morning let met tell you lol, BUT he wasn’t pooping outside the box during this time. The very first night we closed the door, poop. Omg cats are so ridiculous. So we think it’s protest pooping. He’s not getting his way so he’ll make a BIGGER mess.

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      • Omg lmao the protest pooping is just too much! Pets can be such little monsters sometimes. Haha They’re lucky we love them so much, huh? 😛
        We had a pug when I was growing up who did the same thing but he protest pooped in the most messed up places like on someone’s pillow or in someone’s shoes! D: Thankfully this wasn’t a regular habit for him but omg.
        Good luck with your little protest pooper! lol

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