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Conquering Mount TBR

If you like books, chances are you are familiar with the daunting slopes of Mount TBR (pronounced “Mount Teh-BUR”). The metaphorical mountain of books that are to-be-read is an enduring monument to hopeless optimism and overcommitment. In 2019, I want to put a sizable dent in my personal stack. But it’s not going to be easy. In fact, based on 2018, I’d say it’s only going to be possible if I start doing something new. Or rather, stop doing something old.

I’m going to stop finishing books.

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Arth Lore

Arth’s Pantheon: The Gods of Hearth

Image of an antique kettle on a fire

This is part of a series on Arth’s Pantheon. Twice a month we’re taking a look at life on Arth and the gods that shape it. If you’re new to the series, get started with an overview. This post looks at the gods of hearth and home.

Arth’s gods of hearth and home rule over the realms that govern family and daily life. They hold sway over the histories, traditions, generations, and all that makes a house a home. Of all the gods, they are most likely to have shrines in the homes of the devoted. After all, if you’re going to make the investment in a house or apartment, what’s a small premium for the protection plan?

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