Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Legless Turtle Is My Spirit Animal

Remember when I took a premature victory lap for finishing a one-year project in four years? And then took another victory lap when I actually finished? Well, feast your eyes on this record of ineptitude!

  1. The Promised Messiah, by Bruce R. McConkie: 27 January 2006
  2. The Mortal Messiah, Book 1, by Bruce R. McConkie: 29 August 2010
  3. The Mortal Messiah, Book 2, by Bruce R. McConkie: 24 February 2012
  4. The Mortal Messiah, Book 3, by Bruce R. McConkie: 12 February 2019
  5. The Mortal Messiah, Book 4, by Bruce R. McConkie: 18 September 2019
  6. The Millennial Messiah, by Bruce R. McConkie: 10 June 2020

Yes, I took 14.5 YEARS to read a single book series. Although for two of those years, I was in Asia while the books were in America. (I'm not sure if that makes it better or somehow worse.)

Another book series that took me a long time is Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs books.
  1. Maisie Dobbs: 16 June 2013
  2. Birds of a Feather: 7 August 2013
  3. Pardonable Lies: 22 February 2014
  4. Messenger of Truth: 6 July 2015
  5. An Incomplete Revenge: 5 August 2015
  6. Among the Mad: 23 February 2016
  7. The Mapping of Love and Death: 2 November 2016
  8. A Lesson in Secrets: 30 January 2017
  9. Elegy for Eddie: 20 July 2018
  10. Leaving Everything Most Loved: 3 October 2018
  11. A Dangerous Place: 27 October 2018
  12. Journey to Munich: 8 March 2019
  13. In This Grave Hour: 8 April 2019
  14. To Die But Once: 7 July 2019
  15. The American Agent: 7 February 2020

More than twice as many books and it took me half as long! And I even stuck with it after reading that terrible first chapter of A Dangerous Place. ("Hey, as Harvey Danger says, 'Happiness writes white.'" - Jacqueline Winspear's probable response to my criticism)

I'm currently working on a book series that I will probably never finish, because my kids are aging faster than I can read to them: Walter R. Brooks's Freddy series.

  1. Freddy Goes to Florida: 5 June 2017
  2. Freddy Goes to the North Pole: 31 December 2018
  3. Freddy the Detective: 26 August 2009 and 27 May 2017
  4. Freddy and Freginald: 14 November 2019
  5. Freddy and the Clockwork Twin: 15 December 2019
  6. Freddy the Politician: 28 March 2020
  7. Freddy's Cousin Weedly: 26 January 2020
  8. Freddy and the Ignormus
  9. Freddy and the Perilous Adventure
  10. Freddy and the Bean Home News
  11. Freddy and Mr. Camphor
  12. Freddy and the Popinjay
  13. Freddy the Pied Piper
  14. Freddy the Magician
  15. Freddy Goes Camping
  16. Freddy Plays Football
  17. Freddy the Cowboy
  18. Freddy Rides Again
  19. Freddy the Pilot
  20. Freddy and the Space Ship
  21. The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig
  22. Freddy and the Men from Mars
  23. Freddy and the Baseball Team from Mars
  24. Freddy and Simon the Dictator
  25. Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans
  26. Freddy and the Dragon

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