Down the TBR Hole #90

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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 dropped to 1099, thanks to finsihing several books during #BoutofBooks and this past week.  I also removed a few books from my wishlist that I was no longer interested in reading.

This week’s books:

The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – GO.  I don’t remember where or when I got this book, or even why I bought it.  Perhaps it came in one of the subscription boxes I used to get.  Regardless, I’m not interested in reading it.

Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery – KEEP.  I grouped these three together as one since they’re the remaining books in the “Anne of Green Gables” series, which I’ve been slowly re-reading over the past few years.  They will be moved into my permanent collection once I’ve finished them, along with the rest of the books in the series.

Arms from the Sea by Rich Shapero – GO.  I picked this one up for free at the Texas Book Festival so many years ago, back when I didn’t bother with reading the blurb to see if I even wanted to read it as long as it was a free book.  I’m glad I don’t do that anymore.  There’s no need to have books I never plan on reading on my shelves.

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer – KEEP. I didn’t love Annhilation, and didn’t bother getting the second book in the “Southern Reach” series for that reason, but I got this book in a book swap meetup before I had read Annhilation. Though I’m hesitant, I’m going to give this one the 50 page test.

The Metaphysics of Star Trek by Richard Hanley – KEEP.  I got this one for free from a friend who was getting rid of a bunch of books.  It’s a bit old, having been published in the late 90’s, but well after “Star Trek: The Next Generation” so I’m willing to see what the author has to say, if only for the reminisence of one of my all-time favorite Sci-Fi series.
My TBR pile is down a couple of books at 1096 books. The next few posts will be more of the physical books I own, and though I had predicted not getting rid of any of them in the last post, I’m now not so sure about that after getting rid of 2 books this week.  There just might be a few more that get tossed.

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