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TSS: September Wrap Up: Books and Reviews

October 3, 2010

The Sunday Salon.comHappy Sunday, all, and greetings from Down Under!

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started September with 263 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* … 260! That’s probably cheating, since I know I’ve already got more than a few unread books waiting for me in my mail once I get back to the States. But it sure sounds good, doesn’t it? Four whole months of negative numbers!

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

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

Audiobooks
The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Read but not owned
The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey & Peter Gross
House of Mystery, Vol. 1: Room and Boredom by Matthew Sturges & Bill Willingham

Re-reads
Wise Child by Monica Furlong
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
Mediator: Darkest Hour by Meg Cabot

E-Books & Stories
The Witch Queen’s Secret by Anna Elliott
Dawn of Avalon by Anna Elliott
Clash of the Geeks ed. by Wil Wheaton & John Scalzi

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
The Pindar Diamond by Katie Hickman
Beguilement by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
Touching Darkness by Scott Westerfeld
Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
At Home by Bill Bryson
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald






 
Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street by Michael Davis The Next Queen of Heaven by Gregory Maguire
Corrag by Susan Fletcher The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly  
Non-TBR Additions
The Great Brain by John D. Fitzgerald BtVS S8, Vol 2: No Future for You by Brian K. Vaughan
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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Shanra permalink
    October 3, 2010 6:25 am

    I don’t think it’s cheating unless you can prove, conclusively, that they arrived in your mailbox before October 1st. ^-~

    Huzzah for negative numbers, though! Negative numbers are wonderful! Long may the negative numbers continue! And may you still be enjoying your time Down Under! ^-^

    • October 13, 2010 9:34 am

      Shanra – Well, at least one of them was a pre-ordered book that Amazon e-mailed me to let me know was on my doorstep on the 28th of September. But I didn’t see it, therefore it might not have been real!

  2. October 3, 2010 8:43 am

    I can’t wait to see what you think of The Way of Kings–should be interesting. :)

    • October 13, 2010 9:39 am

      Omni – I’m going to get to it soon, I swear… it’s just sitting there, all fatty-fat and enticing and I have all of these other book obligations that I need to read first!

  3. October 3, 2010 9:43 am

    I’m impressed any time your TBR pile goes down! I loved The Great Brain when I was a kid!

    • October 13, 2010 9:35 am

      Kathy – I loved the series too, but I never had my own copies; I always got them from the library. I’m trying to remedy that now.

  4. October 3, 2010 10:50 am

    You are doing so well! And I think you meant September Wrap up!

    Here is my Sunday Salon post!

    • October 3, 2010 5:59 pm

      Good catch; I’m going to blame jet lag! It’s fixed now.

  5. October 3, 2010 11:51 am

    how odd that I just typed HUZZAH and then saw your name in the blogroll so I clicked here and you and included this word in your post.
    Just crazy! Congrats on negative number.

    • October 13, 2010 9:39 am

      Care – I love the word Huzzah! Huzzah for huzzah usage!

  6. October 5, 2010 9:35 am

    I always enjoy your recaps! It’s fun to see how your tbr pile changes. I’m so looking forward to reading Revolution, I’m a bit envious of your copy!
    I read the Midnighters series too this month and I really had a great time. What did yo think of the conclusion?

    • October 13, 2010 9:40 am

      kay – Not to be a tease, but I just finished Revolution yesterday and it was AWESOME. (review’ll be up on Friday.) :)

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