TBR Intervention (4)


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.

Book(s) I Committed to Read:
On the Banks of Plum Creek (Little House #4) – Laura Ingalls Wilder
By the Shores of Silver Lake (Little House #5) – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter (Little House #6) – Laura Ingalls Wilder

And here are some extra books finished from my stacks:
Little Town on the Prairie (Little House #7) – Laura Ingalls Wilder
These Happy Golden Years (Little House #8) – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years (Little House #9) – Laura Ingalls Wilder

This is the first post since I joined the TBR Intervention Challenge where I finished everything I set out to read and then some!

THE BOOK(S) I COMMIT TO READ:
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

I am only selecting one book for the next two weeks interval because I have a stack of books from the library to finish reading that I’ve neglected in favor of this challenge. And Clarke’s novel is a thick volume so I would like to give it the attention that it deserves. My blogging friends rave about it and I want to savor this experience.

So how is everyone doing on knocking off that TBR pile?

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?