Daily Archives: December 18, 2017

Down the TBR Hole #7

TBRHole

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 How to Read a Graveyard by Peter Stanford

KEEP. Because Peter Standford doesn’t write enough books. And this one is about cemeteries too.

alt text The Extra Mile: A 21st century Pilgrimage by Peter Stanford

KEEP. See above. But seriously, if I had to choose one of these to go, it would probably be this one.

alt text Magic: A Beginner’s Guide by Robert Ralley

I was ready to throw this one under the bus as a sacrificial “go,” but it’s more about magic history than beginner-level magic. So, KEEP.

alt text The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

I already have too many historical crime novels. And historical crime nonfiction books. GO.

alt text A Whiff Of Death by Isaac Asimov

I think I added this before I finished the other book of Asimov mysteries I owned, which I sometimes enjoyed. You know what though? I’m good. GO.

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