Down The TBR #18


Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by lost in a story that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre 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


As before, if there are no comments below the cover, I just don’t really remember adding the book to my list.   I will be doing 15 again this week.



Orange is the New Black   I haven’t watched the show yet, but I’ve heard good things about it.


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Holly Black & Susan Dennard at Mysterious Galaxy San Diego, CA


My husband and I took a short vacation to San Diego for our anniversary this year.  I had to look and see what book events were going on and found a great one that wasn’t happening here in Illinois.  Mysterious Galaxy had Susan Dennard and Holly Black on Friday February 16th, so we made sure to attend.




Since we were on vacation, I didn’t think to write things down when we got back to the hotel.  So I don’t have a lot of details about the discussion to share.  I will mostly be sharing photos.

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Review of Dear Martin by Nic Stone




Dear Martin by Nic Stone


Raw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

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Blog Tour for What Time Is It There? by Christine Potter (guest post and giveaway)




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for What Time Is It There? by Christine Potter hosted by Chapter by Chapter Blog Tours.  I will have a guest post from the author and there is a giveaway.


What Time is it There? by Christine Potter

Publication Date:  November 29, 2017

Publisher:  Evernight Teen

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Blog Tour (promo post and giveaway) for I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter


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Welcome to my stop for the I Stop Somewhere blog tour hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.


I Stop Somewhere

by T.E. Carter

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Release Date: February 27, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary



First autumn frost on Stinging Nettle leaves - France ,

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Blog Tour (excerpt & giveaway) for Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce




Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Tempests and Slaughter hosted by RockStar Book Tours.  I will have an excerpt from the book and there is a giveaway.




Author: Tamora Pierce

Pub. Date: February 6, 2018

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Pages: 480

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonAudibleB&NiBooksTBD

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