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Goals Progress

BL/GR: 16/75 (21% complete)

Nixon Reading List: 1/12 (8% complete)

Science Reading List: 2/15 (12% complete); 1 read, 1 DNF

Physical Non-Fiction List: 1/18 (5% complete)



Winter COYER: 10 books

BoB Cycle 24: 1/4 (25%) books read, 4 challenges completed

24 in 48 Read-a-thon: Read for 12 hours, 23 minutes and completed 597 pages



1. A Dance with Danger (Rebels and Lovers #2; Tang Dynasty #5) by Jeannie Lin (COYER; last item for 24 Festive Task game) - 4.5 stars


2. The Last of the President's Men by Bob Woodward (Nixon reading list) - 4 stars


3. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of Elements by Sam Kean (Flat Book Society book club pick) - 2.5 stars


4. Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman (COYER) - 3 stars


5. A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson and Kris Shepard - 5 stars


6. Three Fearful Days: San Francisco Memoirs of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire by Malcolm E. Barker - 4 stars


7. The Rancher's Convenient Bride (Coal Valley Brides #1) by Rose Andrews (COYER) - 2 stars 


8. A Death on the Way to Portsmouth (Lady Ashes Mystery Short Story) by Christine Trent (COYER) - 3.5 stars


9. To Be a Spy (Spy Series Short Stories #1) by Jessie Clever (COYER) - 2 stars


10. The Schoolmarm's Surprising Suitor (Poppy Valley Romance #1) by Beverly Bernard (COYER) - 2 stars


11. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (COYER) - 1 star


12. For the Love of Laura Beth (Chicago Christmas #4) by Aubrey Wynne - 5 stars


13. The Good Luck Sister (Wildstone #1) by Jill Shalvis (COYER) - 4 stars


14. The Chef's Mail Order Bride (Wild West Frontier Brides #1) by Cindy Caldwell (COYER) - 3 stars


15. Poison in Paddington (Cassie Coburn Mystery #1) by Samantha Silver (COYER) - 4 stars




1. The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel - the ladies in the subtitle got almost no page time, it was all the males and rich heiresses that funded the work. Very dry; no narrative hook or personality development of the ladies. My science reading list is not off to a great start.


2. The Turning of Anne Merrick by Christine Blevins - a lot of words, nothing happens and after 25 pages I hadn't made it out of chapter one and couldn't care for any of the characters mentioned so far.


3. An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train #0.5) by Jody Hedlund - I knew by page five I was not going to like the author's writing or the characters. It was that instinct.