Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! Happy Yule, Happy late Solstice, and Happy late Hannukah. I’m sure I’ve missed some winter holiday, so let’s stick that in there too. As I write this, it’s Thursday afternoon. I’m sitting and waiting for my son’s last Christmas pressent to come, it’s OK, he’s 25 and he already knows what it is. We’re also waiting for my last two presents from him to me, but I’m over 25, and I know what they are. They are all supposed to be out for delivery today. I’m also trying to convince him to walk the 1/4 mile up to the mailbox to check the mail. He won’t do it.
On the actual Friday, I’ll be sitting here and hoping that our power doesn’t go out until after our ribs and pie get cooked. We’re supposed to have 50+ degree weather with rain and 40+ MPH winds, sooo…. I have all my battery banks charged, loads of water, and non-perishables.
As of when I’m writing this, Goodreads says that I’ve read 790 books this year. My goal is 700, so I’ve beat my goal again. It’s actually more than that, by at least 6 books, because I have some ARCs I need to review, and some other books are still marked as currently reading even though I’ve read them. So, I’ll get those changed and reviewed.
Of those 790 books, there’s some that are rereads. I love a good reread because I find new stuff or it’s a way to let my brain process or I just need a good feel and I know that reading a particular book or series will give me what I need. There are a whole lot of new books in there too, some by new to me authors, some by old favorites. There are traditionally published books as well a indie books. There’s MM, MF, MMF, MFM, MM+. There’s romance, urban fantasy, science fiction, some fantasy, and some horror. There’s aliens, shifters, alphas, and omegas.
All that means that there are going to be all kinds of Best of recap episodes. I’m pretty sure that there are going to be some categories that I haven’t done before.
Anyway, I hope that you are all warm, safe, full, and loved during this holiday season. 2020 has been a fucking dumpster fire, but it’s nearly over, and 2021 will hopefully be better.