Oct 02 2017

Down the TBR Hole Week 13

Unlucky 13? Welcome to October! There’s a Friday the 13th in this Halloween holiday month.
I went on hiatus from this while doing the Tackle TBR read-a-thon.

Down The TBR hole meme

During the #GetSocial17 hop, I found a blog (thanks Amy of bursting with books) participating in Lia’s “Down the TBR Hole” meme.
From the Lost in a Story blog:

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s going to change!

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Going through your tbr one-by-one makes you more aware of what’s on there. (Get excited again for books you forgot about.)

I’m going to combine this chore/ activity with the books on my Amazon Wishlist as well as my Goodreads TBR. I read an average of 50 books a year. Currently, it would take me about 6 years to read all the books on my Amazon wishlist of books and 17 years to get through my Goodreads TBR. That’s just not realistic, especially since there are bound to be new books I’ll also want to read!

Wanting to read a book and wanting to buy a book aren’t necessarily the same (which is one reason we have libraries). That’s why I’m judging each of these books for both my Amazon and Goodreads lists.

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Nice Girls Don’t Ride
by Roni Loren
Item added April 24, 2015

A romance where a girl is stranded at a garage. I probably added it because Wend gets stranded at a garage in Fractions of Existence.

Judgement 1:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

Finding Light: A Short Story
by Elizabeth McCleary
Item added April 25, 2015

I believe a friend suggested this 18-page story.

Judgement 2:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

Pennsylvania Dutch Country Ghosts: Legends and Lore Paperback – May, 1994
by Charles J. Adams
Item added April 30, 2015

Not sure how easy it’d be to get a copy, but it is ghost stories from my area, so it caught my eye.

Judgement 3:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

by Naomi Musch
Item added May 1, 2015

What a beautiful cover! Looks like a good fairy tale.

Judgement 4:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

Zombie Blondes
by Brian James
Item added May 1, 2015

That description is funny. It sounds like “Heathers” or “Jawbreaker.”

Judgement 5:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Kept

Wolf Bride (Lust in the Tudor Court Book 1)
by Elizabeth Moss
Item added May 5, 2015

This is a tough call. On one hand, I got caught up in the show “The Tudors.” On the other hand, I don’t read much erotica, and this is the first book in a series.

Judgement 6:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

by Beth Kery
Item added May 5, 2015

I’m not sure why I added this book. Maybe I was in some sort of contest? I don’t know.
Anyway, it looks like some 50 Shades type of Erotica, which doesn’t interest me, personally.

Judgement 7:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

A Textbook Case (a Lincoln Rhyme story 9.5)
by Jeffery Deaver
Item added May 7, 2015

There are at least nine books that come before this one. Ummm…

Judgement 8:

AWL: Removed | Goodreads TBR: (wasn’t there)

The Darkness of Love
by Catherine Green
Item added May 7, 2015

I enjoy this author’s blog. Historical Scottish vampires. Intriguing.

Judgement 9:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

The Bromeliad Trilogy: Truckers, Diggers, and Wings
by Terry Pratchett
Item added May 7, 2015

It looks like a fun fantasy read.

Judgement 10:

AWL: Kept | Goodreads TBR: Added

How often do you add a book a friend wrote or recommended to your To-Be-Read pile?

Tune in next Monday to watch as I fall even fruther…

Down The TBR hole

1 comment

  1. Hi J
    Just wondering about your wonderful badge – did you design that? I’m using the attractive one used by Lia, but yours is spectacular!

    Thanks for introducing me to this meme. I seem to reject 3/10 each time, but my TBR still grows :O
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