Sunday, November 15, 2020

Down the TBR Hole #7 - 11/15/2020

Down The TBR Hole is a meme created by Lia @ 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.
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 you're 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 let it go?
So I made a comment the other day about wanting to be more active on the blog again, and so Joood, my arch-nemesis, bossed me into joining this meme. I'm just going to warn you that this is going to be an exercise in futility for me, because I add dozens of books to my to-read shelf on Goodreads every day as I enter literally all of the giveaways. But that is also going to add another element to my posts, because I refuse to completely break up with a giveaway win, at least for now. I may change my mind on that in the future. But also, since my shelf is so crazy out of control and only getting worse, I'm going to have to go through way more than ten books per post. So for now, my posts will be light on graphics, and I'm only going to explain the books I'm keeping. 
Let's go, shall we?
When I ended my last list, I'd gotten my to-read shelf down to 139,513, which is over a hundred books under where I started six posts ago, and a couple of those were short lists, so I'm finally sort of seeing some progress here. But anyway, I entered more giveaways so this is where I'm starting now. 
Current To Read Count: 139,555

Released by S.J. Pajonas - See ya

Connor by Dormaine G - Goodbye

Ladd Haven by Dianne Venetta - Adios

The Heart of a King by Candice Christine Little - Later

Thinner by E.M. Mitchem - This book is no longer available, so off the list it goes

Submission Windows by Gordon Highland - TTFN

The Biology of Luck by Jacob M. Appel - I won a copy of this book, so it stays on the list

Fearless Love by Meg Benjamin - Auf wiedersehen

The Sharpest Blade by Sandy Williams - Hasta la vista

Lucky Sevens by Cynthia Vespia - Ciao (10)

Historical Heartthrobs by Hallie Fryd and Kelly Murphy - Sayonara

The Isolation Door by Anish Majumdar - Bye

The Sister by Max China - See ya

Beyond the Black Door by Rachel Gatti - Adios

The Longest Date: Life as a Wife by Cindy Chupack - Later

The Anxiety Handbook by Calistoga Press - Don't need this

My Whisper's of Horror by Olga Brine and Chris Brine - Goodbye

The Black Madonna of Derby by Joanna Czechowska - TTFN

The Unwords by Non Nomen - Auf Wiedersehen

The Car Bomb by T.V. LoCicero - Ciao (20)

Just a Holiday Fling by Tiffany Marie - This book is out of print, so off the list it goes

Big Numbers by Jack Getze - Hasta la vista

Starfire by Mimi Strong - This book also appears to be out of print, so it's leaving my list

Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by Michelle Granas - Sayonara

Blue Coyote Motel by Dianne Harman - Not keeping this one

Kill-Off by John FD Taff - Goodbye

Strum by Nancy Young - Adios

The Dark Lady's Stone by Christie Maurer - See ya later, alligator

Achieve Anything in Just One Year by Jason Harvey - Bye

Justme by Pam Stebbins - Don't need this (30)

Professed by Lowell Mick White - Ciao

Lavender Surprise by Emily Sturgill - Later

Hollywood Clown by Jason Lassen - TTFN

An Amish Family Christmas by Murray Pura - So long

My Keyboard Was Hi-Jacked by Mammy Oakley - Hasta la vista

Surrender to You by Violet Haze - Auf wiedersehen

Torn True Love by KD Ferguson - This appears to be out of print now, so away it goes

The Big Wig by Tony Huston - Sayonara

Sisterhood by Julie R. Enszer - Goodbye

Blue Moon Vegetarian by Paula Coomer - Adios (40)

Pushed by C.S. Ware - See ya

The Christmas Quilt by Vannetta Chapman - Ciao

Fatal Whispers by Sandra Nikolai - Bye

My Favorite Run by Katherine Richards - Don't need this

Guitar Connoisseur by Alonzo Kelcey - Out this goes

What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood by T.R. Locke - TTFN

Crush IT at College by Bryan Tinlin - Later

Deep Breaths and Chocolate by Sue Baiman - So long

Night Therapy by Lorraine Pearl - Auf wiedersehen

Colostrum: Spiritual Antibodies for New Christians by David L. Greentree - Hasta la vista (50)

Flamebound by Tessa Adams - Sayonara

A Cornish Affair by Liz Fenwick - Goodbye

Boystown: Season One by Jake Blondi - Adios

Malicious History by Joe Kasti - See ya

Cole Club, P.I. by Geoffrey Donegan - Bye

Folds in the Map by Jeff Bauer - Ciao

Windows 8.1 Step by Step by Ciprian Rusen - Don't need this

Through Dust and Darkness by Jeremy Kroeker - TTFN

Acting Lessons by John Lehman - Can't find this book on Amazon, so away it goes

The Formal Impulse by John Pidgeon - This book is also unfindable, so off the list it goes (60)

One Hundred Small Yellow Envelopes by James Crews - Another book I can't find, so off it goes

Bird of Paradise by George Young - I'm on a roll with books I can't find on Amazon, another book off the list

Loving Link by TD Hassett - Later

Dream It, Do It, Live It by Richard Newton - So long

Forty Days and Forty Nights by Joan Gross - Don't need this

Derrick the Dog by B.D. Crowell - Sayonara

The Force by Alexandra Swann - Auf wiedersehen

Faerie's Killer by Kater Cheek - Goodbye

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell - I won a copy of this book, so it gets to stay

Return to Canterbury by Melissa Goodwin - Hasta la vista (70)

8 Keys to Stress Management by Elizabeth Anne Scott - See ya

Double Happiness by Tony Brasunas - Ciao

A Floating Life by Tad Crawford - TTFN

Poetry and Short Stories by a Bipolar Girl by Melissa Burke - Later

Wake Up to a Life of Abundance by Max Ito - This book appears to have been unpublished, so away it goes

The Oyster Catcher by Jo Thomas - So long

Between Dances by Erasmo Guerra - Auf wiedersehen

Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before by Erasmo Guerro - Sayonara

Once More to the River by Erasmo Guerro - Goodbye

Out of Time by Lynne Segal - Adios (80)

Animus by K.S. Rafique - Away this goes

False Flag by Jay Tinsiano - Ciao

Danger at Come-Alive Cottage by Wendy Unsworth - Auf Wiedersehen

Runes and Lore by Shaman Vitki - Sayonara

Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome by Brenda Boyd - See ya

Cooking with all Things Trader Joe's by Deana Gunn - Don't need this

Strings by T.L. Solomon - Hasta la vista

Absolution by Karen McQuestion - TTFN

The Magical World of Sebella by Thea Berg - Later

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes by Ermisenda Alvarez - So long (90)

Cooking with Trader Joes Cookbook: Easy Lunch Boxes by Kelly Lester - Auf Wiedersehen

The Octavian Latticework by Jack Belmonte - Sayonara

Solo Training by Loren W. Christensen - Ciao

The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman - Goodbye

Toxin by Rob Swigart - See ya

Surface Rights by Melissa Hardy - Away this goes

How I Found the Best Sex Ever by R. Mahler - Don't need this anymore

Stock Market Investing for Beginners by Tycho Press - Bye

Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn - Adios

Sweet Holy Motherfucking Ever-loving Delusional Bastard by Jerome Segundo - I won a copy of this book, so it stays on my list.

Books removed: 97   

Books kept: 3

Once again, I removed a big chunk of the books on my list. I'm getting pretty good at this...although it's easy when the main consideration is if I won a copy of the book or not. Do any of these books look interesting to you, like maybe I should give them another shot? - Katie 

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