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 Edwin Drood Murders (Dickens Junction Mystery #02) by Christopher Lord
The second in a series and I haven’t read the first. I also haven’t read the original The Mystery of Edwin Drood… I need to read more Dickens. GO.
|The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso by Gary R. Brown
I’m still interested in this biography. I love this era of magicians who knew both Houdini and Copperfield. KEEP!
|A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889 by Frederic Morton
I actually sampled this book at the library quite a while back. Probably good information, but I’m just not going to get to it. GO.
|The Vampyre Family: The Curse of Byron by Andrew McConnell Stott
I already own at least one book on the Romantics that I haven’t read yet. GO.
|Giants in the Earth by O.E. Rølvaag
I have Norwegian immigrant relatives in North Dakota and upper Minnesota. Plus, this is a novel about the pioneer experience, which I find fascinating. KEEP.
Anyone have any experience with any of these? Any arguments for KEEP or GO?