Down The TBR Hole #118

 

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

I am going to remove sequels for books when I haven’t read book one.  They may or may not get added back later.

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Review of The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller (earc)

 

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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?

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Blog Tour for Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (review and excerpt)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Tweet Cute by Emma Lord.  This tour is being hosted by Wednesday Books.  I’ll be sharing an excerpt and my review today.

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Friday Face Off 1/24/20

 

I saw this on Lynn’s Book Blog and thought it would be fun to do.  I may not do every week, but I’m going to try to do as many as I can.

 

The Friday Face Off meme was created by Books by Proxy .  This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favorite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme, choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favorite.

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A Look Back At My Blog’s 2019 Most Anticipated

 

I did multiple most anticipated posts for my blog for 2019.  This post will be a look back at two of them to see how I did.

 

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2nd Post

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Blog Tour for The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (review & quotes)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.  I’ll be sharing my review and some quotes.  There will also be a giveaway.

 

The Hand on the Wall (Truly Devious #3)

by Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: January 21st 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 1/22/20

 

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Can’t Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.   It was created to show off a future release that you are excited for.

I apologize if there are any repeats.

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Top Five Tuesday 1/21/20

 

Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.

This week’s topic is top five reasons I rate a book 5 stars.  This is a tough one because I don’t really have a rating system, but I know certain things do give me a push.  There are in no order.

 

Pacing:  I tend to struggle with slower paced books.  It’s really bad if a book is fast paced and then slows down a lot.  That’s not saying I won’t rate a book high if it’s not fast paced, but it needs to really pull me in.

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Top Ten Tuesday 1/21/20

 

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.   You can find each week’s topic on her site.

This week’s topic is most recent additions to bookshelf.  I’m going to post my ten most recent additions to my goodreads TBR.  (I’m writing this post on 1/14, so there will likely be more on my tbr by the time this post goes up.)

 

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None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

The Silence of the Lambs meets Sadie in this riveting psychological thriller about two teenagers teaming up with the FBI to track down juvenile serial killers.

In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI can’t crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case—a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers—things begin to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the country’s most notorious incarcerated murderers for help: teenage sociopath Simon Gutmunsson. Despite Travis’s objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them the information they need to save lives, he’s an expert manipulator playing a very long game…and he has his sights set on Emma.

Captivating, harrowing, and chilling, None Shall Sleep is an all-too-timely exploration of not only the monsters that live among us, but also the monsters that live inside us.

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Blog Tour for Spellhacker by M.K. England (review and quotes)

 

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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Spellhacker by M.K. England.  This tour is being hosted by Fantastic Flying Book Club.  I loved this book and I’ll be sharing my review with you today.  I’m also sharing some quotes and they are not going to be quotes everyone will enjoy.  They’re funny to me, but have “mature” insults.

 

Spellhacker

by M.K. England
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books
Release Date: January 21st 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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