Downsizing the TBR Pile #amreading

Hubs out of town, so I did nothing except read and write over the weekend – and finished two books!  I’m also proud of the fact that the local library’s used book sale was this weekend and I held my ground and didn’t add anymore to the TBR pile.  Let me tell you, that was a tough one to stay away from.

My son and I also found some time to watch Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen and rated it two thumbs up – a thought-provoking movie with an outstanding performance from Mortensen (but he’ll always be Aragorn to me).  Add it to your 23299513list if you haven’t seen it.

I finally finished The Shadow Queen.  I was never much for fairy tales growing up, but this take on Snow White was hard to put down – creative world-building and strong, fun characters surrounded by magic – and dragons!

I read out of order again.  Sometimes what I read depends on what’s closest to me at the time – my 24487079Nook or Kindle.  Type and Cross by Staci Troilo immediately grabbed me – so many secrets in this small town.  The full review will be posted soon.

Currently reading






Up next:

TBR:  104

Read:  2

Bought:  ZERO!!! (due to an exorbitant amount of restraint on my part)

Total:  102

25 thoughts on “Downsizing the TBR Pile #amreading

  1. I loved Type and Cross. Those characters stayed with me for days.

    I’m proud of you for resisting the Library book sale. My local library holds one every August. I still haven’t put a dent in what I bought last year, but will probably be there again this August, LOL. Between now and then I need to work on downsizing my TBR! 🙂

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  2. Mortensen will ALWAYS be Aragorn. Always. I decided a while ago to make Sundays my read a book from my ‘promised to review’ pile. Technically, it’s work. In reality, it’s Sunday spent in my awesome reading chair drinking coffee and fighting the dog for dominance over the chair.

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  3. Well done on the restraint! I took a lot of books into the local charity shop a few weeks ago and it was so hard walking out without filling my bags back up with their existing stock! 😂 Cheap books are so hard to resist!

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  4. I just finished A Conjuring of Light! Such a good ending to the series. It took me forever to read though because I’ve been moving houses, it’ll definitely be a reread though! Also, I love anything Libba Bray, and The Diviners is amazing! The only downside is how long it takes before the next one in the series comes out.

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  5. My TBR pile, if toppled, would bury me. And yet… I probably would have bought a few. It’s an addiction. Anyway, thank you so very much for adding another book to my list: The Shadow Queen. 😉 No, really, it looks like something I’d enjoy. After yours, of course. I’ve got my priorities.

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    1. Definitely an addiction – pretty sure a support group wouldn’t help. We’d probably just wind up loaning each other books. I really did enjoy The Shadow Queen – and that’s a gorgeous cover. I like your priorities – hope you enjoy Sarah!

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