Down the TBR Hole
This meme was started by Lost in a Story (not sure why the link is odd)
Here are the rules:
- 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 have a serious book problem. My Goodreads TBR is out of hand because I love the giveaways. I’m also easily disractedby new books.
Fish Nets The Second Guppy Anthology by Ramona DeFelice Long
I own this on my kindle. I’ve read one or two stories. I need to finish it. The stories are mysteries by Sisters in Crime members.
Homicide in Hardcover by Kate Carlise
I’ve read several in this series but never the first book. *sigh* I should do that soon. I enjoy the characters and the setting. There’s no reason for this to still be on my TBR!
Guilty by David Baldacci
I tried to read this and didn’t make it past the first chapter. The way the southern accent is written drove me mad!
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
Seriously! Look at that cover. And the title. Hold on…*tap,tap,tap*… My library has this and I just put it on hold. This book looks like all kinds of fun!
In Times Like These by Nathan Van Coops
This is a time-travel story with lots of great reviews! It’s also free on kindle. *tap,tap,tap* just what I needed another book on my kindle 🙂
The Take Away
I deleted 1 book from my Goodreads list.
Placed 2 books on my IGTIBID List. (I’ll get to it before I die)
I need to finish reading 1 book and Ireserved 1 from the library with hopes of reading it before Valentine’s Day!
That brings my Goodreads TBR shelf to 941 books!
This is day 4 of living with my predominant hand in a cast. Please ignore typos. I’m having great difficulties using my left hand only. Why is spellcheck not working? But that is allowing me pleny of time to read.
I decided to download a list of the top 100 mystery books of all time. Read list here. I was surprised by how few I’ve read. And I call myself a mystery writer! So sad.
Since I am recuperating (I’ve already finised 3 books his week) I decided to expand my mystery education.
I bought Agatha Christies Murder on the Orient Express and checked out a copy of Raymond Chandlers The Long Goodbye. I’m looking forward to learning from the masters.
What’s your favorite mystery?
I, Robot by Issac Asimov. I enjoyed this more than I expected. I might even read the next one in the series.
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel– Love. Love. Love. I’ve read it twice. Both times I borrowed the book. Someone, please buy me a copy! I love the movie.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton I admit– I read it, just in time for its 50th anniversary. Wow! I even liked it.
As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson Loved it.
Incubation by Laura DiSilverio- Loved it. Must read the rest of series.
- Bitter Harvest by Wendy Tyson I love the cover on this one.
Michelangelo’s Ghost by Gigi Pandian. OMG! (yes, I know that’s a bit old at this point.) I loved this book. It was so much fun. I grew up in love with Indiana Jones, and this book has that archeology element to it. I loved it. This is book 4, now I need to start over with book1.
- Hunter by Mercedes Lackey- currently reading. I hope to finish soon.
I’ve made nice progress this month. I’ve read 6 books. Not bad. I’ve started two others but I’ll have to finish them in May 😉 Most of reads were related to the Mother-Daughter reading Challenge. It has definitely pushed me into reading books I would normally walk past. That’s a good thing. I’ve discovered new authors I love. I have four weeks left before summer officially arrives for me. Kids get out May 19, I think. I’m trying not to dive into books I’ve already labeled as “summer reads”. That could get difficult.
What was your favorite read?
I am reading through the topics for the Mother-Daughter Reading Challenge. My focus, at the moment, is genres I don’t normally read. Like Sci-fi. I don’t read sci-fi. I prefer to watch it rather than read it. I’m leaning toward the more famous books. Which is why I chose I,Robot by Issac Asimov. I also wanted to watch the movie after finishing the book.
originally published 1950
I actually liked the book. The writing pulls you in with how smooth it is. Asimov is a great writer. Shocking declaration I know. There was a time or two where the science went over my head, but most of the time I found it an easy read. I was a tad disappointed that, at this point in time, I should have a robot. The book starts in 1996 with nanny robots and ends in 2052 with a robot not bound by the 3 laws of robotics. Yikes!
The book seems as timely now as it was then. Except I still don’t have a robot. I can honestly say I might read book 2. I’m not a totally convert but I can appreciate the genre more now.
The movie. (2004)
starring Will Smith
All I can say is thankfully the credits state: “suggested by the stories of Asimov” or something similar. It was a fun action flick, but it had nothing to do with the book. They pulled a few names for the written work but that is where the similarities ended. I remembered liking it more when I watched it when it originally came out. Not so much this time.
If you’ve read the book, what did you think?