TBR Intervention (3) + Library Loot


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray. The goal is to commit to reading at least one book that has been languishing on your TBR pile in an effort to conquer the mountain.

From the three books that I posted two weeks ago I am sad to say that I failed to complete all three. However, I did read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. It was finished a couple of days after that post. I started writing a review, but then it felt like I should read it again before trying to put my thoughts into words. Definitely something to be read again at a later date. I’m very happy that a whim purchase put it in my collection. It’s so nice to want to keep a history book in my personal library.

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis was completed in the past two weeks though. I started writing a review, but realized that I can’t articulate my thoughts for that book to my satisfaction. I need to read it again before I express what I think about it. I also finished Ascendant, which wasn’t on my original list of goals but it was in the TBR pile so it counts, right? I can’t believe I let that book sit around neglected for so long. What is wrong with me? I really need to work on reading books as soon as I buy them.

Three books completed… but only one of them planned. Do I still win?

THE BOOK(S) I COMMIT TO READ:


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

TBR Intervention (2) + Library Loot


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray. The goal is to commit to reading at least one book that has been languishing on your TBR pile in an effort to conquer the mountain.

Okay the last two weeks have been epic fail on the one book that set out to read for myself. I read the first 40 pages of The Wolf King and just… stopped. I don’t know if I didn’t care or I want to read more and see if it picks up. Maybe other things.

However, I did polish off From Reverence to Rape (review here) and President Obama’s book The Audacity of Hope, which has been lying around started-but-not-finished for like seven or eight months. I told myself that it would be a good choice since I had already read about 100 pages into it so far. So I did complete a book from my TBR pile… just not the one that I had aimed to.

THE BOOK(S) I COMMIT TO READ:

I may be setting myself up for fail. There’s no way I can read all of these in the next two weeks, right?


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!


Two books and a DVD this week. I’m hoping the new film of Hoover is a vast improvement upon that old biopic that I watched back in high school. I’ve actually read The Evil That Men Do a long time ago.

TBR Intervention (1) + Library Loot


TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge hosted by April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray. The goal is to commit to reading at least one book that has been languishing on your TBR pile in an effort to conquer the mountain.

Due to the overriding fear that I will have too many memes popping up on my blog, I would like to do this as a two weeks goal instead of every Saturday.

THE BOOK(S) I COMMIT TO READ:
Since I have a few library books checked out I am only going to be committing to one. I was less than thrilled with Night of the Wolf, giving up after the effort of 150 pages. So I am hoping this will be better as a direct sequel to The Silver Wolf.  I imagine that the inclusion of my favorite female protagonist will make this an easier book to devour.

I am almost done with From Reverence to Rape so I didn’t really think I should include that on here because it is a sure thing.

 

 

 


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!


The Postmistress I have already mentioned in a previous entry, but needless to say I am excited to read it once I finish From Reverence to Rape. I had originally gotten Glamour in Glass without realizing it was a sequel to Shades of Milk and Honey, so I had to wait for the first book to come in.


Between Shades of Gray hit my radar when I browsing the articles at NPR’s website and came across one where the author was getting a lot of sales due to the confusion of readers thinking that they were getting the erotic novel that’s topping the bestseller’s list. And I am posting The Hurt Locker DVD on here because my love affair with Jeremy Renner in other films continues with no end in sight.

Dear reader, what are you committed to reading or have brought home from the library lately?

Library Loot: The Mythology Edition


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

I picked up a few books on the trip to the library this weekend. I’m excited to start reading them, but I am determined to finish Zelda before I begin something new. It’s been a book that I have taken my time reading and thinking about as I do.

I’m on a mythology binge if you could not tell. It should be interesting to read a Gaiman novel other than The Graveyard Book. I am entertained by reading his blog, but I really need to read more of his books. I was reading some reviews of Giants of the Frost so I have an idea of what to expect as far as what type of story it is. And it does have a rather pretty cover, don’t you think? I was afraid that The Children of Odin was one of those 50 pages or less children’s books, but that does not seem to be the case. My present addiction to the Norse myths makes me very excited for Rick Riordan’s upcoming series. Don’t get me wrong, I like The Heroes of Olympus books, but I’m all excited for a new pantheon.

I seen this book last year when I was at the Borders going out of business sale, but I was unsure about buying it. I have had it on my library list for future requests for a long time, but I decided to get the audiobook of it. As much as I like my new pop music CD, I’m tired of listening to it in the car.

So what did you get from the library, my freaky darlings?

Library Loot (2)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

I’m still reading books from my last Library Loot post, but I figure I should enjoy checking out a large quantity of books while I can because I’ve set myself a restriction for the new year in efforts to keep myself from being distracted from my own books.

Wolfsangel and Fenrir were books that I discovered while visiting IvyOwl. Werewolves and Vikings… what’s not interesting about that setup, right? My hold on the new Stephen King novel was at #44 so I wasn’t expecting it this soon. I has planned on reading it next year. I find that I have a love-hate relationship with King so it should be interesting to see how I feel about the latest book. I’ve read that the main character is one of the more forgettable ones in the Stephen King universe.

Hot and Steamy was one of those results that popped up when I was looking for the Steampunk! anthology. No harm in having backup in case I really liked the genre, but I haven’t even gotten around to reading the ones I checked out earlier. I’m being such a slow reader. (Blame the video games!) The Bull from the Sea is the sequel to The King Must Die, so I am prepared for when I finish that one. I read a really good review for The Postmortal so I’ve been anxious to get my hands on it for some time now. I also came across a negative review during my wait for the library to get to my hold on it, but I guess we shall see which viewpoint I will share once I start reading it, won’t we?

What books did you check out from the library this week?

Library Loot (1)

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

This seems more suitable to me rather than the In My Mailbox meme floating around since I never get books in my mailbox.

The Dovekeepers was part of an online book discussion group and I have the audiobook for it to listen to. As for The King Must Die I was attracted to Theseus. He’s one of my favorites of the Greek myths. I read a good review for The Rose Garden so I wanted to read it.

Dead Iron makes me want to read more steampunk literature so while looking for the anthology collection Steampunk! (also due to a glowing review) I also found a YA romance anthology Corsets and Clockwork. Short stories would be ideal because I’m sure to find something I like in them. I’ve always wanted to read The Hogfather since seeing the television adaptation so I thought it would be nice to finally read it. It would be nice to read another DEATH-centered novel in the Discworld universe.

I found this book sitting on the library sale shelf by the door and it sounded interesting enough so I decided to bring it home with me too.

So that’s my library loot for this week. Will I ever finish reading them all? Probably not before the deadline so I foresee renewals if possible. What did you get at the library this week?