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Down the TBR Hole #1

Hello all, and welcome to a new feature on my blog: Down the TBR Hole. I have seen this post type on my friend Emma’s blog for a while now (click here to read her posts), and is something I have meant to do on my own blog for some time now. My TBR is not currently insurmountable by any means, but it’s growing and growing and I have no idea what’s actually on there or if I even want to read everything on the list anymore, so I am going to try and shorten the list, or at the very least remove things I don’t care about reading to add things I want to finish on there.

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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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December TBR

There is nothing else I can say about November’s reading performance other than calling it shambolic. I barely read anything because I was away for half of the month and was very involved in winning NaNoWriMo. I loved writing and the time I was using for other things and ended up devoting to NaNo allowed me to finish 53,000+ words of a comtemporary work in progress, but it came at such a cost. I really want to embrace reading again this month because I love it so much and there are so many stories I really want to shift through. I really need to get a move on and think about things I really want to finish, and not only that, but reignite my love for reading, because last month I only read one book which didn’t really mean I even had enough to do a wrap post about!! Continue reading “December TBR”

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T5W: Books I Want To Read Before 2019

Howdy folks! I realise that today is probably your average hump day for anyone else, but it’s pretty good for me. It’s my day of because IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. Whoop, Happy Birthday to Me! I had a great pre-birthday celebration this year as I have recently got back from a two week trip to Florida and I bought myself lots of presents. I spoilt myself, and got some pretty awesome gifts from friends and family too, including books. Look at that perfect lead into this week’s post: Books I Want To Read Before 2019.

There are quite a few books that I really want to read at the moment, and quite a few of them that I want to read all at once right this minute, but this list is limited by both time and title, so it’s going to be five. It’s so hard to choose!

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: Books I Want To Read Before 2019”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read

Hello there, bonjour, hola, welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday. I have been ‘travelling’ (eating) my way around the world showcase today and thinking about backlist titles I really want to read. I wasn’t even sure what a backlist title technically was, thankfully my friend works in publishing and filled me in. Turns out most of the books I want to read at the moment are backlist so it didn’t help filter them down too much, but I think I’ve managed to get it down to ten titles.

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Backlist Books I Want to Read”

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Book Haul #13

Would you believe if if I told you that I am finally buying less books and reading the books that I already owned? It was worth a try I guess? In my defence, I has been 3 months since I posted Book Haul #12 because I have been making an effort to actually buy less books. I know, you’re probably disagreeing, but I have now stopped purchasing Book subscription boxes, and I am thinking long and hard before I actually buy any books. I have definitely made a little bit of an effort to read books I already owned or have been on my TBR for a while as well, as well as ARCs, which has been fun.

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October TBR

Autumn is most definitely here. It’s jumper weather, soup is on the menu, and I am curling under the blanket at night more often than I am not. I love this time of year, especially for reading, and I am so ready! I struggled a little with reading in September after what was a reading packed summer, and I’m feeling ready for some fall stories. I really love this time of year and I have a lot of early starts this month that should leave time for me to read in the afternoons before Emma gets home.

Once again, we’re going on holiday again this month. We’re away for a little longer this time, off to enjoy the sunny temperatures in Florida and to introduce Emma to Disney. As we’re not going until the back end of the month, I am probably going to do a holiday TBR that will see me into November too.

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