Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

Four months down, readers! How many TBR books have you read so far?

In my case, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that I’m reading again. The bad news is that I’m reading a textbook rather than anything from my personal collection. Classroom Assessment is nowhere near as much fun as Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series (or any of my other long-suffering books, for that matter), but it must be read. I do have some slow days coming up at the day job, so I’m hoping to either get ahead in my required reading or steal a day with the Kindle. Then again, I’ve said that before and my Kindle slumbered peacefully on without me:-)

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This is a key point for me. When I don’t make progress as fast as I’d like I sometimes get discouraged (especially when my health is a factor). But progress is progress, no matter how slowly it comes:-)

Quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln (though it appears he never actually said this), photo by regan76 via flickr.

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I’ve been having a hard time getting my rear in gear lately, so I decided to make this a regular feature. These posts may or may not have anything to do with history, reading, writing, or romance. They will simply be whatever I find that perks me up.

Here’s this week’s motivator (yes, more superheroes!). It’s made the rounds on various social media outlets, but I have no idea who created it. If you do, let me know so I can give proper credit:-)

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Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

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We’re a quarter of the way through 2016–how is your TBR Challenge progressing?

Last month I said I was finally making headway…and now I have to eat those words. I had a run in with my arch nemesis Chronic Fatigue and spent a week and a half in bed when I wasn’t at the day job. I’m also going back to school in May (just for one semester), so I’ve been trying to get all my editing and writing commitments wrapped up before then. I’m registered for two classes that are reading/writing intensive, so I’m operating under the assumption that I won’t have time to do much else (I’ll still be working at the day job as well).

That all adds up to me not reading for fun the entire month😦

Looking ahead, there may be some down time in April where I can squeeze in some reading time. And there’s still a full week left in March–perhaps I can carve out some time and salvage the month. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Cora’s TBR Challenge Check-In

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Two months down, fellow readers! Is your TBR pile getting smaller yet?

I’m finally starting to make some headway. I listed to John McWhorter’s Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue when all was quiet at the day job. If you’re a language nerd, you should definitely read (or listen to) this book. The author did his own narration, so if you listen to the audio don’t expect world-class acting. But the man clearly knows his stuff and enjoys his work:-)

I’m working on two ebooks this month as well: A Night To Surrender by Tessa Dare (the first of her Spindle Cove series) and, from my TBR library list, The Proposal by Mary Balogh (the first in her Survivors Club series). Tessa Dare has quickly become one of my go-to authors when I want a fun, well-written Regency, and Mary Balogh has been one of my favorites for years. Our weather here in Michigan has recently devolved back into snowy, sloppy winter, too, so I suspect my free time the rest of the week will be spent with a fuzzy blanket and my Kindle.

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