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Reading Update
Hell’s Spells (Ordinary Magic, #6)Hell’s Spells (Ordinary Magic #6) by Devon Monk. Another enjoyable addition to the series. I also read the two short stories in Dirty Deeds: An Urban Fantasy Collection.
The Archive of the ForgottenThe Archive of the Forgotten (Hell’s Library #2) by AJ Hackwith. It took me a little bit to get into this one (I didn’t remember much from the previous book), but then I read it in a single evening, so!
The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #1)The Ghost and Mrs McClure, The Ghost and the Dead Man's Library (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #3)The Ghost and the Dead Man’s Library, The Ghost and the Femme Fatale (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #4)The Ghost and the Femme Fatale, and The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop Mystery #6)The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller (Haunted Bookshop #1, 3, 4, 6) by Alice Kimberly (Cleo Coyle). This series about a woman running a bookshop in a small Rhode Island town and solving mysteries with the help of the ghost of a 1940s PI starts kind of rough but improves book by book.

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

I DID check to make sure he was still alive before I took this picture.

Linkity’s breathing a sigh of relief after Wednesday

Reading Update
Dues and Don'ts (Ordinary Magic #0.5)Dues and Don’ts; Gods and Ends; Rock Paper Scissors: Ordinary Magic StoriesRock, Paper, Scissors; Dime a Demon (Ordinary Magic, #4)Dime a Demon (Ordinary Magic 0.5, 3-5) by Devon Monk. Decent fluffy paranormal romance series about a town called Ordinary, where the gods vacation without their powers.
Tales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story CollectionTales from the Folly: A Rivers of London Short Story Collection by Ben Aaronovitch. Enjoyable collection of short stories, most (but not all) from Peter’s POV.

*radiating malevolence* -Chaos

Linkity is a sea shanty-free zone

Cross your fingers – I’m trying a different plugin for emailing comments because the old one was, um, REALLY OLD and kept preventing WordPress from updating.

Reading Update
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman ArchetypeWomen Who Run With The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. This is a book to read in bits over time because it is dense and slow going. But I found the Jungian analysis and conclusions fascinating. I got the most out of the chapter on rage and forgiving (if you have trouble getting into the book sequentially, read this chapter first), and the chapter about the underground forest. If you’re a very literal thinker or if you don’t see any value in archetypes, you’re not going to like this book. (I would’ve hated it 25 years ago!)

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos

Linkity’s just trying to keep it together over here

Reading Update
Zen Pencils: Creative StruggleZen Pencils – Creative Struggle: Illustrated Advice from Masters of Creativity by Gavin Aung Than. Enjoyable graphic novel style book with quotes from creatives such as Frida Kahlo, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla.
Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)Carry On and Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)Wayward Son (Simon Snow 1-2) by Rainbow Rowell. Amusing, absolutely NOT Harry Potter (AHEM) story of Chosen One Simon Snow and the wacky shenanigans he and his friends get up to at their British wizarding school (first book). In the second book, he and his friends visit the US over their university holiday and get up to more wacky shenanigans. Ends tidily, unless you read the epilogue, which sets up a sort of cliffie situation for the next book. Grrrr.
Death and Relaxation (Ordinary Magic, #1)Death and Relaxation, Devils and Details (Ordinary Magic, #2)Devils and Details, Rock Candy (Ordinary Magic #4-A)Rock Candy, and Paper Stars (Ordinary Magic, #3.2)Paper Stars (Ordinary Magic 1-2, 4.1, 4.2) by Devon Monk. Ok paranormal romance series about the chief of police and her sisters (also cops) of Ordinary, Oregon, where the gods go to vacation without their powers.

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Chaos and Mayhem

Full lap! 🙂

And a very linkity New Year to you!

Reading Update
Obviously WAY too long since I put one of these together. D’oh!
This Is How We FlyThis Is How We Fly by Anna Mariano. Good YA fiction about a high school student just trying to survive the summer before senior year without her stepmom melting down at her and leaving again. Her best friend gets her into real-life quidditch.
The Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a TypewriterThe Poetry of Strangers: What I Learned Traveling America with a Typewriter by Brian Sonia-Wallace. I gave up on this about 1/4 of the way through it. I just didn’t care. Perhaps due to my 2020 mood? Not sure.
Dead Lies Dreaming (The Laundry Files, #10)Dead Lies Dreaming (Tales of the New Management 1) by Charles Stross. Initially I was disgruntled about this being set in the Laundry Files world with a new set of characters. But then I got completely sucked in after a while, so… :shrugs:
Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian #1)Mark of the Demon, Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian #2)Blood of the Demon, Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian #3)Secrets of the Demon, andSins of the Demon (Kara Gillian #4)Sins of the Demon (Kara Gillian 1-4) by Diana Rowland. Ok paranormal series about a police detective who secretly summons demons on the side. But then something goes awry…
Rivers of London Volume 8: The Fey and the FuriousThe Fey and the Furious (Rivers of London 8) by Ben Aaronovitch. Ok addition to this comic book series.
Silent City: A Claire Codella MysterySilent City, Forgotten City (Claire Codella Mystery #2)Forgotten City, and Unholy City (Claire Codella #3)Unholy City (Claire Codella 1-3) by Carrie Smith. Pretty good series about an NYPD detective who’s just returned after 10 months of treatment for lymphoma. (Not sure there will be any more to this series.)
Stuff I've Been Feeling LatelyStuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook. Good book of poetry with the first half of the book being the poems and the second half being the “remixes” (blackout versions of the poems).

 *blep* -Chaos, derpily

Linkity’s nearly holding it together

2020 things – I’ll be meeting members of my family in a centrally located parking lot to exchange boxes of gifts with each other in a masked and socially distanced fashion. :sigh:

*put-upon sigh* -Mayhem

Linkity is tired of being tired

*FOCUSED* -Mayhem

Linkity, advanced Mayhem mode

“If I hold very still, I’m sure Mom won’t notice me in this box!” -Mayhem

Linkity wonders if frazzled is my new pandemic state of mind

Reading Update
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-LoveThe Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor. I definitely need to reread this and journal about the prompts and questions.
The Time of the DarkThe Time of the Dark (Darwath #1) by Barbara Hambly. I enjoyed it as I read it, but I’m not sure I’ll read the rest of the series.

Lights on, nobody home in Chaos land.

Linkity still has whiplash from the weather change this week (72F one day, 30F and snowing the next)

Reading Update
Whole lotta Good Omens fics – it was a stressful week!

“…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…” -Mayhem