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February 2011 Wrap-Up: Books and Reviews

March 1, 2011

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started February with 274 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …277! *sigh* I’m trying, but a confluence of my delayed SantaThing books and a bunch of BookMooch wishlist books coming up at once just keeps growing that pesky pile.

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

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

Audiobooks
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cetaganda by Lois McMaster Bujold
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Read but not owned
Flight, Vol. 3 and Flight, Vol. 4 ed. by Kazu Kibuishi
Strangers in Paradise, Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by Terry Moore
Wicked Lovely Desert Tales, Vol. 2: Challenge by Melissa Marr
Fables, Vol. 14: Witches by Bill Willingham
House of Mystery, Vol. 5: Under New Management by Matthew Sturges


Re-Reads
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
American Subversive by David Goodwillie
Madame Tussaud
by Michelle Moran
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
The Last Light of the Sun by Guy Gavriel Kay

 
Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon

Deerskin by Robin McKinley

Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life by Stephen Jay Gould

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection ed. by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant Banewreaker by Jacqueline Carey (Clare’s fault)

Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

Other Non-TBR Additions
Fables, Vol. 8: Wolves by Bill Willingham

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham  

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2011 8:33 am

    Hey, I think a gain of 3 is pretty impressive!

  2. March 1, 2011 9:21 am

    Mwhaahaha. I hope you enjoy Banewreaker; I love it to pieces.

    • March 1, 2011 9:42 pm

      I second this! I loved it too! (And Godslayer.)

    • March 11, 2011 12:01 pm

      Evil, both of you. :) Is Banewreaker the sort of book where I’m going to NEED to have Godslayer on hand immediately after finishing?

  3. March 1, 2011 11:39 am

    I really must get organized enough that I know what my TBR pile state is. I honestly have no idea how many unread books I have! My Goodreads only has some of them…

    • March 11, 2011 12:02 pm

      Kailana – That was one of the first things I did when I got a LibraryThing account, so that I could have a list of what to read next!

  4. March 1, 2011 6:07 pm

    I’ve actually managed to knock3 off my TBR pile in the past month and didn’t add to it. Amazing what being stuck at home recovering from surgery will do to you.

    • March 11, 2011 12:03 pm

      Elfy – I’m sorry you were stuck at home post-surgery, but hooray for a silver lining!

  5. March 2, 2011 6:43 pm

    Yay for Deerskin. Love that book man.

    • March 11, 2011 12:03 pm

      christina – I’ve had mixed luck with McKinley, but a lot of people have said that Deerskin is one of their favorites.

  6. March 2, 2011 7:54 pm

    My personal to-be-read shelf is also bowing down in the middle, and it keeps getting more full! Also on mine is I Shall Wear Midnight. The Eyre Affair is okay. For some reason, I didn’t like it that much and picked up the sequel, Lost in a Good Book, against my better judgment. I’m glad I did! The Thursday Next series quickly became one of my favorite book series of all time.

    • March 11, 2011 12:04 pm

      bookcellar – I’ve actually read The Eyre Affair twice (before I started this blog), I just borrowed it from friends both times, so now I finally have my own copy!

  7. March 3, 2011 10:25 am

    Eh adding is sometimes necessary too :) All great books so worth it overall. Here is hoping next month will go better for you in terms of the numbers – though you still read an impressive amount!

    • March 11, 2011 12:05 pm

      Amy – So far March is doing well – only one new one acquired… but my birthday is also this month, so that might be dangerous!

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