Downsizing the TBR Pile #amreading

The past few weeks have been incredibly busy, and with my son graduating high school and family visiting this week, things won’t be slowing down anytime soon.  I’m nowhere near where I’d like to be with my WIP and I’m also in the beginning stages of writing a short story for an anthology.  I’m behind on reading and reviews.  So what’s my solution?  Paint the bathroom!  Because that’s what you do, right?  Avoidance, procrastination – I have no idea why or what possessed me to put in that amount of hours on a project when I have others screaming for attention.  But the bathroom looks pretty good.

Moving on – I read out of order again.  I’ll be going on vacation in a couple of weeks and decided to save the hardback books for beach reading.  Umbrella, waves, sand – beach reading is the best!

I finished The Playground by C.S. Boyack (review here) – a dark, gruesome, thrilling read I highly recommend.  Really hoping for a sequel (take a blatant hint, Craig).

I’m currently reading several books and have a couple on hold for the beach – but I’m almost halfway through Out and About by Staci Troilo.  If I hadn’t gotten the bizarre idea to paint the bathroom, I probably would have finished it.  Go figure.

Currently reading:








For the beach:

Up next:

TBR:  109

Read:  1

Bought:  0 again!

Total:  108


Up Next:


25 thoughts on “Downsizing the TBR Pile #amreading

  1. Out and About is an awesome read. That whole series is great, but I enjoy all of Staci’s stuff.

    Congrats on not succumbing to buying another book, LOL. I should have been writing this weekend too and instead spent most of it spring cleaning.

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    1. I still have the whole cleaning thing to do before everyone gets here – but have also scheduled writing time. Glad I’m not the only one who shirked writing duties this weekend.

      Enjoying Out and About – already had a couple of surprises.


  2. Teri, my thoughts will be with you this week. Family visiting is always a combination of fun and stress, but add on your baby graduating, and it will be a highly charged week for you. (I just watched my youngest graduate with two sets of grandparents visiting, so I know that of which I speak.)

    I can honestly say I totally understand you painting instead of working. I started baking up a storm before my guests came. Must have something to do with a latent desire to nest when our babies are preparing to leave. (The psychologist is in. Advice—2¢.)

    Congratulations to the graduate and the parents who helped him along the way.

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    1. We’ll have two sets of grandparents here this week also, along with some other family and friends. Baking probably would have been the better way to go – more productive since we’ll be needing a lot of food. And I’d gladly pay the 2 cents – thanks, Staci!


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