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.
|The Weeping Woman by Patricia Santos Marcantonio
I haven’t read enough fiction involving La Llorna. Needs a re-release! KEEP.
|The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black by E.B. Hudspeth
I’m actually kind of on the fence about this one, even though I just entered a giveaway for it. *cough* Still, the intersection of late 19th century science and myths & legends? Eh, sounds good. KEEP.
|The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
I know that a lot of people I know like this book. I know that “one part ‘Robin Hood’, one part Ocean’s Eleven” should really hook me. But I still haven’t gotten around to this book. Maybe is it were historical instead of fantasy? GO.
|Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover
Even though it was published in 1992 and the horror film genre has changed in the past two decades, I still love nonfiction about horror movies. KEEP.
|Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1st Detective, edited by Paul Kane & Charles Prepolec
I’ve given up on Sherlock Holmes pastiches. I’m not really interested modern writers writing in the style of Poe. But stories about Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin? Yeah, KEEP.
Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?