Reporting from Mount TBR

Another year, another reading challenge! This year, I’ve decided once again to tackle my massive backlog of To Be Read titles. The two bookshelves housing my TBR pile have begun sneaking books onto the floor, and the piles from the floor have migrated to my dresser, nightstand, and desk. The approximate number of unread books in the house is close to 400—which is only about half the number of unread titles lurking in my digital libraries.

My plan is simple. Every month, I will sort the books in my digital libraries to the earliest date and send one to my e-reader. Then read it. Or make an attempt to. If I like it, I’ll mention it here, on my blog. If I don’t like it, I’ll delete it. Same goes for the physical books. I’ll pick one from the shelf and read it. If I like it, I’ll blog about it. If I don’t like it, I’ll tuck it into the library donation box.

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Story: Domestic Bliss

I’m excited to share my new short story, available to read now. “Domestic Bliss” represents my first short story sale. It also won third place in the On The Premises 21st short story competition. It’s a speculative tale about a marriage that improves a little too much.

Bliss CoverDomestic Bliss

Can Harry have his pie and eat it too?

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Harry noticed the difference right away. Mary-Ann stood in the doorway of the house, which usually meant she was real mad; she planned to chew him out the minute he stepped inside.

Except, she didn’t.

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