Posted in Readathons-Challenges-Memes

Down the TBR Hole #2


This is a meme started by Lia at Lost in a Story. The “rules” are:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

I’m modifying this a little since my to-read shelf is a mess of books that are mostly in storage. Instead, I’m going to look at my wishlist—all those books I add on a whim during my travels around the book blogging community—and weed out the ones that don’t quite sound as good now. The “keepers” I’m going to look for at online libraries or add to my Amazon wishlist.

alt text A Night of Blacker Darkness by Dan Wells

Hmm… I can see why I added this to my list, but my views on farce have changed. GO.

alt text Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne Valente is a writer who has been all over my TBR and I still haven’t read her!  Like farce, I’m a little off of fairy tale retellings and the eLibrary has two of her other books. GO.

alt text Grand Deception: The World’s Most Spectacular and Successful Hoaxes, Impostures, Ruses, and Frauds by Alexander Klein

I have quite a few books like this on my list, and it’s fairly old, but it is available through the Open Library. KEEP.

alt text The Town That Forgot How to Breathe by Kenneth J. Harvey

I actually don’t remember adding this to my Wishlist, but as a “gothic thriller,”  it sounds great! KEEP.

alt text Breed by Chase Novak

Honestly, I’ve gone back and forth with this book a few times. Sometimes, it sounds like the best thing ever; sometimes, eh, not so much. Today is one of those latter times. GO.

Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

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