I’m pleased to introduce a new feature. Basically, it’s me listing the books on my TBR list. We’ve all got one of those, haven’t we? I’m a compulsive book buyer. Once, when visiting relatives in New York, I was walking down Broadway (on my way to Edgar’s Cafe, the only place I currently know of where you can [sometimes] get the awesomesauce [I'm late to the game, but I love the word] chocolate peanut butter bomb cake) when suddenly I spotted a used book-sale across the street. Like a person entranced, I went to it. Even though they were doing massive, disruptive construction at the 96th Street Subway stop and crossing NYC streets is not for the entranced. My point is, I collect books like dryers collect lint. The bad news is that I tend to collect more books than I read. This leads to occasional, massive clear outs, where I weed out the books I’m never going to read, never going to reread, or that have been given to me because I am a known hoarder of books, and I take them to the used bookstore in exchange for different books. When I’ve read a book and I know immediately that I’m not going to want to keep it, I usually list it on Paperback Swap. And then I hoard my PBS credits in much the same way my students hoard small, nubby ends of pencils. And, FYI, they’re crazy about them.
Anyway, my TBR list is very long at the moment. What with holidays, family visits, moving the blog and school starting up again, I’ve gotten waaaay behind. This list includes only books I’ve bought recently. Not the entire contents of the box that serves as my waiting area for books that “As Yet Unread.” You wouldn’t read that list. Because no one should waste away their life in that manner.
Ruby’s TBR List (The Abridged Version)
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis: I won this one on LibraryThing a couple of months ago. I’m dying to read it but I can’t find the time. Wah.
- Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jenna Oliver. Ditto.
- Water Wars by Cameron Stracher: I bought this one because this is the year for YA Dystopians. I can just feel it. Also, I thought the premise was interesting and I like the cover.
- Momento Nora by Angie Smibert: I’m really looking forward to this one, but I’m putting off reading it so that I can post my review closer to the pub date. It’s killing me.
- Arcane Circle by Linda Robertson: I got this one from the publisher, but I haven’t read the rest of the Persephone Alcamedi series. And I won’t read this one until I have.
- Something Wicked by Michelle Rowan: Okay, I’m an idiot. I picked this one up thinking it was the first one in the series. It’s not. Gr. See number 5.
- The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Raybourn: I really want to read this one, but I couldn’t seem to get into it. I wish I had more patience. Lots of Gothics start out slow.
- Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite: This is an anthology I picked up when a nearby Borders closed up. I got it for forty percent off, but there’s really only one story I want to read in here, and it’s Lili St. Crow’s (author of the Strange Angels series).
- Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler: Picked this up at the same Borders sale. It’s from a list of recommended Rural Fantasies. I can’t read it because my father “borrowed” it. He seems to like it, though.
- A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vickie Lewis Thompson: I picked this up for the Shifter challenge. I’ve seen Thompson’s name around a lot, but this will be the first book I’ve read by her.
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