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Sunday Salon: October Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

November 1, 2009

The Sunday Salon.comHappy Sunday all!

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been around a lot recently – either here or at other people’s blogs. The truth of the matter is, real life events and responsibilities have been a little overwhelming recently, and sadly “visit other people’s book blogs” had to be dropped off my to-do list for a while. But November’s looking like it’ll be a little bit easier (fingers crossed!), and I hope to be back up to full blogging strength soon enough – I appreciate everyone bearing with me!

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started October with 246 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* … 249! Not too terribly shabby, I think. Those extra three books were bought at the library booksale as a pick-me-up at the end of a really rough day, so they don’t even count, right? Right?

…anyways, let’s take a look at the breakdown:

Neutral books – Read, but don’t affect the TBR pile

Audiobooks
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

 

Read but not owned
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
The Cave and the Cathedral by Amir D. Aczel
Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales, Volume 1: Sanctuary by Melissa Marr
And Another Thing… by Eoin Colfer
The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson
Serenity: Those Left Behind by Joss Whedon

Re-reads
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

   

Changes to the TBR pile

 

Cleared from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
In the Woods by Tana French
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris
Ship Fever: Stories by Andrea Barrett

 

Added to, then promptly cleared from my TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World by Matt Harding

     

Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Mathematicians in Love by Rudy Rucker
The Naming by Alison Croggon (Darla’s fault!)
The Likeness by Tana French
Monster of God: The Man-Eating Predator in the Jungles of History and the Mind by David Quammen
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

   
Other Non-TBR Book Acquisitions
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13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 1, 2009 9:03 am

    Hey, I’m just as bad. I’ve been groaning about my TBR pile and went out and bought more books as well. It’s a disease!

    • November 1, 2009 12:48 pm

      bermudaonion – It only counts as a disease if you’re interested in being cured. :)

  2. November 1, 2009 9:32 am

    I’ve been reading those Sookie Stackhouse books too. They are terribly addicting!

    • November 1, 2009 12:50 pm

      rhapsodyinbooks – Aren’t they? I’ve set a rule for myself that I have to write the review for one before I can read the next one (things will get too mixed up otherwise), but otherwise I think I’d have torn through the whole series in about a week!

  3. November 1, 2009 10:21 am

    Those extra three books TOTALLY don’t count, you’re totally fine =)

  4. November 2, 2009 7:41 am

    I’ve been terrible with blogging/commenting lately too. Never realized how much school would affect free-time. November is looking better for me though too.

    I love how you break down your reads into how they change the TBR pile! And I cannot wait to hear what you thought of “The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”

  5. November 2, 2009 2:27 pm

    I’ve been dying to read your review of The Magicians ever since I saw your LT rating. I want to know what went wrong :P

    And I hear you on being overwhelmed by “real life”!

    • November 2, 2009 2:30 pm

      EEK, Eva is going to murder me!! She let me log in to wordpress when we were working on the Holiday Swap site yesterday, and I totally didn’t realize I was still logged in! So that was actually me. My apologies to Eva and to you!! *hides*

  6. November 4, 2009 10:39 am

    I keep planning to start keeping track of my TBR pile, but I need to get a list online that is accurate first! Your organization always reminds me of it.

    I heard you on being overwhelmed with ‘real life’ too.

    • November 5, 2009 11:16 am

      Kailana – My organization/counting of my TBR pile is 100% due to LibraryThing.

  7. November 4, 2009 3:29 pm

    Who wants to be cured? I just got The Likeness from the library so I suppose I should listen to In The Woods on the iPhone.

    • November 5, 2009 11:17 am

      Carrie K – Oooh, I hope you like it! I’m anxious to read The Likeness, but I’ve got a bunch of library books and new releases I need to read first!

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