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I need to write some things. It's been a long time and I am feeling tres disconnected from LJ-land. Oh, beautiful, smart people I have failed at connectedness this year. Oddly, while trying to be connected. The book marketing thing is hard and I don't have the heart for it. TOTALLY NOT cut out for it. I will tell you about it later. Promise.

In the meantime.

LIST! Cause that's always really easy. List of the things that I read this year:

A whole lot of crap literature, that's what I remember. But when I actually look back, there were a few bright spots although not one of them was a classic. That was supposed to be my goal. 10 classics. Instead, I read 19 fabulously random novels. Some were definitely way better than others. Tessa Dare was a real pleasant surprise since I don't really read a lot of new romances any more. I have a few tried and true old school faves and that's kind of it. But, Tessa Dare is my new favorite in that genre. I also fell prey to the free and discount Kindle reads. Sometimes that buck goes a long way (Heather Heffner) and sometimes you think about how that dollar would have been better spent in the vending machine (some random things on my Kindle that I never even bothered to finish). There were some revelations, like Joe Hill's Heart-Shapped Box. That and Yoon Ha Lee's Conservation of Shadows were the best things I read this year. Reviews are up at Goodreads and Amazon if anyone cares is interested. Hopefully, next year will be a better year filled with better books. (Ha! I wonder how many worse of lists *I* made this year.)

1. Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories (edited by Susie Bright)

2. On Writing - Stephen King

3. Revenge - Yoko Ogawa

4. Farey Tales & Nightmares - Meissa Marr

5. Shadow Woman - Linda Howard

6. On Dublin Street - Samantha Young

7. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake - Sarah McLean

8. A Week to be Wicked - Tessa Dare

9. A Lady By Midnight - Tessa Dare

10. A Night to Surrender - Tessa Dare

11. Odd and the Frost Giants - Neil Gaiman

12. Year of the Wolf - Heather Heffner

13. Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill

14. Girl Least Likely to Marry - Amy Andrews

15. Fractured Legacy - Skye Callahan

16. Any Duchess Will Do - Tessa Dare

17. Wolf's Haven - Ambrielle Kirk

18. Magic Academy - Jillian Kemp

19. Hogfather - Terry Pratchett

20. Conservation of Shadows - Yoon Ha Lee

And what, pray tell, did you lovelies read?


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