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Down the TBR Hole 17

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 Amazing Harvey: A Mystery

The Amazing Harvey: A Mystery by Don Passman

It’s a mystery with a magcian characters. If it weren’t a little hard to find, I probably would have already bought it! KEEP.

Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion, #1)

Born of Illusion by Teri Brown

She’s an illusionist, her mother is a renowned medium, and oh, I didn’t realize that this was set in Jazz age New York. But it does have a paranormal aspect… KEEP, since it’s available on Hoopla.

Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

I don’t remember why this book was on my Wishlist. It might be good, but I don’t think it’s anything I’m ever going to get to. GO.

The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini

The Metamorphosis: The Apprenticeship of Harry Houdini by Bruce Macnab

I have a few Houdini books. I’m kind of tired of Houdini. This is about his early career, but do I need to know more about his early career? GO.

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day by Ben Loory

I usually don’t fall for a cover, but I *really* like this cover. Fantasy and magical realism short stories? Sounds like a future Deal Me In list. KEEP.


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

2 thoughts on “Down the TBR Hole 17

  1. You have no idea how much I hoped this meme would pop up again someday. I don’t remember where I first saw it…maybe your blog…but I thought it was such a cool thing and then I couldn’t remember what the meme was called or all the instructions. SO glad you posted a new post about it!!!!! This time I will bookmark it! You have totally made my day.

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