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Down the TBR Hole #4

Welcome back to this actually quite regular and cathartic feature one my blog! I am really enjoying culling my TBR list down to books I actually have an interest in reading and want to keep on my list. It’s fascinating to see what past Liz thought would be good to add on my list, and trying to understand why added books that I don’t actually remember ever seeing or clicking on! Down the TBR Hole #3 saw some varied and big hitting authors featured, whereas this week’s edition is a little same same if I am honest because I went on a single author run back in 2015! You’ll see what I mean in a moment! Today we start at 239, let’s see what happens!

So, how does it work?

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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T5W: Top of My TBR Pile

Happy hump day friends, how are we all doing? It’s apparently the worst week of the year right now so I’m quite pleased we have a topic that is looking forwards and not backwards, and that is most definitely hunting for the good things. I think it’s safe to say that my TBR fluctuates with the best of them and that at any time what I want to read is constantly changing, so it’s nice to take stock and have a think about what is currently top of my TBR pile.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Top of My TBR Pile”

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Down the TBR Hole #3

Happy Saturday everybody, and welcome to a re-occuring feature on my blog called ‘Down the TBR Hole’. The idea is to get the number of books on your TBR down to a surmountable and manageable amount but checking what has been added over the years and getting rid of those books that no longer float your boat! It’s been a few weeks since Down the TBR Hole #2, and even though I have been reading quite a bit, I have also been acquiring books too (oops) so my current TBR sits at 247 books.

So, how does it work?

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

Continue reading “Down the TBR Hole #3”

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Bout of Books 24: Day 1

At the risk of sounded like an over-excited puppy/child: BOUT OF BOOKS IS BACK WOOOOO. Yup, my favourite readathon is back for its 24th instalment, and I am pleased to say my 13th occasion mixing it with the cool kids! There is so much to love about the readathon, but don’t let me bore you with the details, find out yourself on twitter @BoutofBooks and on the Bout of Books blog! There is going to be a twitter chat tonight at 8pm CST/2am GMT, check it out for updates, information, chatting, and all things Bout of Books! Don’t forget, you can still sign up, so make sure you’ve added your link here.

I’m also a Bout of Books expert, here to help the lovely ladies at Bout of Books with all your readathon related enquiries, and to offer all round support and help for the readathon! So please, comment on my updates, and tweet me here!

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Christmas Cosy Reading Night TBR

It’s officially only 6 days to Christmas, which means a week from today it will be Boxing Day and I HAVE FINISHED WORK UNTIL NEW YEAR’S EVE. Can you tell I am excited? It’s the middle of the week though, and others are still only just getting over hump day, so, I am low key celebrating in the best way – in my comfies, on the couch, with a table full of snacks, reading unabashedly for 3hrs because it’s Christmas Cosy Reading night!

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