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March 2011 Wrap Up: Books and Reviews

April 1, 2011

Ye Grande Olde TBR(e) Challenge Update

I started March with 277 unread books sitting around my house. And I ended with … *drumroll* …275! I feel like my reading has slowed down this month as I’ve gotten busier at work, but perhaps that’s just in the past week or so… the tally below certainly seems fine! Plus, any month in which I rack up negative numbers on the ol’ TBR counter can’t have been all bad.

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

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

Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

Read but not owned
Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts by John Layman
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
Kill Shakespeare, Vol. 1 by Conor McCreery & Anthony Del Col

E-Books and Stories
The New World by Patrick Ness
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Changes to the TBR pile

Read from my TBR pile (huzzah!)
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions by Neil Gaiman
A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal by Anthony Bourdain
Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
The Forsyte Saga: To Let by John Galsworthy
The Likeness by Tana French
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis

Acquired and then Read (semi-huzzah!)
Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick

Other removals from my TBR pile (um… huzzah?)
What’s Love Got to Do With It?: The Evolution of Human Mating by Meredith F. Small
The Ha-Ha by Dave King
Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Added to my TBR pile (shame!)
– Jackaroo by Cynthia Voight – Gatsby’s Girl by Caroline Preston
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal The Tide of War by Seth Hunter
Prophecy by S. J. Parris Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss Other Non-TBR Additions
My Milk Toof: The Adventures of ickle and Lardee by Inhae Lee

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011 10:38 am

    I spent the last three months reading only books from my TBR pile for the TBR Dare. I read 23 inches worth of book, but added 18 inches worth in new books. So only a net reduction of 5 inches worth of book from a total almost 11 feet.

    I’ll never get them all read.

    • April 11, 2011 10:28 am

      C.B. – Although I’ve piled up my TBR books a few times before, I’ve never thought to measure my reading in inches! That’s almost scarier, since I know I’m adding more chunksters to the pile than I’m reading.

      But hey, negative inches! At that pace you’ve only got two years worth of reading to do… better buy more books, just to be safe in case of zombie apocalypse!

  2. April 1, 2011 10:53 am

    hmmm… I traded in about a half dozen titles at the used bookstore, donated another half dozen or so to the library book sale, purchased maybe 4, got a few ARCs in the mail, got a few more out of the library. . . so nope, doesn’t look like I’m making any progress.

    but Huzzah to seeing Wise Man’s Fear in your collection!!

    • April 11, 2011 10:29 am

      Redhead – Wise Man’s Fear was a birthday present… I was definitely planning to read it anyways, but was maybe going to wait for the slightly less intimidating paperback. :)

  3. April 1, 2011 1:29 pm

    Ooh, your TBR acquisitions this month are fantastic though! I’m buying three of them myself this month. :)

    • April 11, 2011 10:30 am

      Meghan – Which ones? (I’m assuming Wise Man’s Fear, but which other two?)

  4. April 1, 2011 5:26 pm

    Jackaroo is so good, though! You shouldn’t feel guilty for adding it to your TBR pile. ;D

    • April 11, 2011 10:31 am

      Anastasia – Oh, good, always nice to have my book hoarding choices validated. :)

  5. Shanra permalink
    April 4, 2011 4:10 pm

    Whoo! Negative figures on the TBR pile! Congratulations!

    I hope you’ll enjoy all of the new additions to your TBR pile! ^-^

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