Down The TBR Hole #47

 

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’m going to start doing these a little differently to save picture space/time.  I’ll still list all 15-20 books, but I’m only going to add a few pictures.  It will likely be the books I’m keeping unless there are none for the week.  Then I’ll add a few random ones so it’s not super boring looking.

 

 

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

Freshmen (The Felix Chronicles)

Paperweight

Children at the Window

Eight Hundred Grapes

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Review of The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins (digital arc)

 

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The Turnaway Girls by Hayley Chewins

 

Delphernia Undersea wants to sing. But everyone on Blightsend knows music belongs to the Masters — and girls with singing throats are swallowed by the sea.

On the strange, stormy island of Blightsend, twelve-year-old Delphernia Undersea has spent her whole life in the cloister of turnaway girls, hidden from sea and sky by a dome of stone and the laws of the island. Outside, the Masters play their music. Inside, the turnaway girls silently make that music into gold. Making shimmer, Mother Nine calls it. But Delphernia can’t make shimmer. She would rather sing than stay silent. When a Master who doesn’t act like a Master comes to the skydoor, it’s a chance for Delphernia to leave the cloister. Outside the stone dome, the sea breathes like a wild beast, the sky watches with stars like eyes, and even the gardens have claws. Outside, secrets fall silent in halls without sound. And outside, Delphernia is caught — between the island’s sinister Custodian and its mysterious Childer-Queen. Between a poem-speaking prince and a girl who feels like freedom. And in a debut that glimmers with hope and beauty, freedom — to sing, to change, to live — is precisely what’s at stake.

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Discussion: Book Formats

 

I thought I would post a discussion post today.  The topic is something I see pretty often and I always like to see what people prefer.

 

Which book format do you prefer?  And why?

 

Audiobooks:

I just started listening to audiobooks last year.  I usually use them as a reread or for nonfiction books.  I like that I can listen in the car with my husband, but also at home using my Amazon Echo.  We have audible.

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Can’t Wait Wednesday 9/12/18

 

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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.

 

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The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters

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Book Promo for Embolden by Syrie James and Ryan M. James (excerpt)

 

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I was contacted by Syrie recently to help promote a new book.  Today I will be sharing information about the book, the authors, and will have an excerpt.

 

EMBOLDEN

by Syrie James and Ryan M. James

 

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Goodreads Monday 9/10/18

 

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.

 

I really need to start a spreadsheet because I’m having a hard time remembering which books I’ve used already.  I apologize if I use any more than once.  I guess that just means I really want to read it!  Hopefully I didn’t use this one already.

 

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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