Down the TBR Hole #83

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How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads 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 TBR pile went up a couple more to 1066 books thanks to some more great books that I added to my wishlist.

This week’s books:

The Silver Music Box by Mina Baites – KEEP.  I’m getting a little bit tired of Historical Fiction about WWII, but this one looks like it might be different, so I’ll give it a try. The Vampyre ed. by John William Polidori – KEEP.  The page for this book on Goodreads has no synopsis, but I think this is a short story anthology.  I’m pretty sure I got this ebook for free years before I finally got around to adding it to my TBR on Goodreads, so I’ll give it a chance. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock – GO.  It turns out this is a satire and critique of my favorite Romance Era authors, so no, thank you, but I’ll pass. Mark of Fire by Richard Phillips – GO. I’m really getting tired of the “Girl with magical powers that she must master to save her world” trope.  Goodbye! Collected Works by Algernon Blackwood – KEEP.  This huge collection contains more than 80 short stories and 10 novels by Algernon Blackwood, famous for his ghost stories.  I’ve had the ebook for years and never seem to get around to it, but I know I will at some point.  I’ll keep it for now.
My TBR pile is down two to 1064 books. Over the next few weeks, the books will be mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy ebooks that have been in my collection for far longer than they’ve been on Goodreads.

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