Down the TBR Hole #100

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How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads want-to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

My shelf is down one book to 1147.  I finished an audiobook this week.
This week’s books:

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan – KEEP.  I knew that this book wasn’t considered to be cozy or a comfort read and that it was dark, but I didn’t realize just how dark until I read the Goodreads synopsis.  I still want to read it, but I won’t be picking it up when I want something light.

At the Existentialist Cafe by Sarah Bakewell – KEEP.  I’ve always been interested in Existentialism, probably because of its connections to France, and I’ve wanted to read more about it for quite some time.

Get in the Van by Henry Rollins – KEEP.  This is Rollins’ book about his time being the frontman of Black Flag.  Punk is one of my favorite musical genres, and Rollins has been one of my favorite artists for years.  I have most of his books, have been to his shows, met him twice, and even exchanged a couple of emails with him because that is the type of down-to-earth guy he is.  I will read this book at some point, probably while listening to my Black Flag records.

Inner City Sound ed. by Clinton Walker- KEEP. Speaking of Punk, this book is all about the Punk and Post-Punk movements in Australia.  It’s set up like a scrapbook, in the same way as The Riot Grrrl Collection, which I absolutely loved, so I’m looking forward to when I finally get around to reading this one, probably while listening to more of my records by the bands featured in the book.

A Pianist’s Landscape by Carol Montparker – KEEP.  I have loved the piano since I was 12 years old.  It all started with a keyboard I got as a Christmas present and teaching myself to play it using music books from my failed attempt at learning the french horn a couple of years prior.  My Mom got me piano lessons, and though I had to quit those lessons and haven’t played in years, listening to piano music immediately helps calm me down when I am stressed.  Reading about the piano or books by pianists has a similar effect.
My want-to-read shelf is holding steady at 1147 books. I’m going to be skipping a bunch of books in the next post because they’re all books I’ve read before, by the same author, but I want to read them again so have put them on my want-to-read shelf (I read them years before I was on Goodreads).  Despite that, we’ll still be in the middle of all of the books I finally added to Goodreads in November 2017.

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