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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

tell me something tuesday

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Tell Me Something Tuesday is hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings and discusses a wide range of topics from books to blogging.

Topic: What books or series that are languishing in your TBR pile are you finally going to give a try this year?

Answer:

Ummm….ALL OF THEM! lol

As I’ve said, repeatedly, my plan is to read and whittle down my physical TBR pile this year but I do a have a few books that are at the top of that list.

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Crooked Kingdom: I read and loved Six of Crows – thought I might die during the one year wait to read Crooked Kingdom – ordered the purty boxed set and everything. I started reading it and…didn’t like it so I set it aside. I couldn’t bare to end this series on a bad note so I’m avoiding it. I did start reading it at a tough time. My dog was sick and ultimately had to be put to sleep so yeah – not in the mood for deep reading. So either way – even of I cave and DNF it – this comes off the shelf in 2018.

Queen of Blood: I really enjoy Durst’s writing and even though I don’t love fantasy, I think I’m in the mood for this. ~ Goodreads

End of Days trilogy: I have book #1 on my Kindle and I started it, got distracted, and never got back to it. That would clear 3 books off the TBR and a series done! ~ Goodreads

Certain Dark Things: This one kind of pisses me off lol I actually donated to the kickstarter for this book. It got picked up by a publisher and I received the HC as a reward. I REALLY wanted to read it! I hear it’s really good! Somehow I keep reading other things before it. If I only read one book from this pile this year I want it to be this one. ~ Goodreads

Dreams of Gods and Monsters: Another book that I bought on release day and never read and the final book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy. I loved the first book, thought the second was a tad confusing and heard mixed things about this one so I’ve been hesitant to read it. I’ll probably start it and if I’m struggling – let it go. ~ Goodreads

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And I Darken: I got this book on sale a while ago and it’s another one that I want to read but it just slips my mind. ~ Goodreads

What long neglected book are you planning on reading this year?






42 comments:

  1. Both Six of Crows books are languishing on my shelves. I bought them w/ 2016 Christmas gift card money lol. I want to try and get to those this year too. Good luck with getting to these :-)

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    1. I LOOOOOOVED SoC, so not enjoying CK is killing me and making me not want to finish it and possibly ruin my love of the first book.

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    "Certain Dark Things: This one kind of pisses me off lol I actually donated to the kickstarter for this book."
    Haha, this is funny indeed. You helped bring this book to life and now you're not reading it...yet 😉.

    C'mon, you beat the 5 mile track, you can do this!

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    1. You would think reading would be easier than riding 5 miles - yet I accomplished that first lol

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  3. All of them too, hehe
    I have a ton of series in my TBR that's been sitting for a very long time and as one of my goals, I need to really get on with them. No more distractions hehe

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    1. There's ALWAYS too many. You get rid of one batch and new one appears! lol

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  4. I'm going to attempt this post today...my list is WAY too long. Lol.

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    1. Oh I hear ya! It's more like 80 something books but for - not drafting a post forever purposes...I stuck to these lol

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  5. From what I have heard of these books...you are going to have a blast with these. Hope you really enjoy picking them up.

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    1. Other than Dreams of Gods and Monsters - I've heard really great things about them all.

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  6. I have way too many to get to this year, hope I knock some of them out haha

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  7. Oh, I really liked Dreams of Gods and Monsters - I hope you will too! I don't own And I Darken but I want to read that book as well. From my own shelves, I really need to read Winter by Marissa Meyer, as well as Heartless.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Ooh I need to read Winter too! I loved Heartless.

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  8. I have so many. So, so many. It is shameful. I wouldn't even know where to begin. I just discovered two bins full of horror novels that are all unread. There were at least 13 Richard Laymon books in there. I sure hope I live to 100 and they keep making stronger glasses because I will never get them all read!

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  9. I DEMAND THAT YOU READ THE END OF DAYS SERIES! I will forgive everything else, except that!

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  10. Those look like good reads. My TBR list is like a million lol but this year I plan to finish the Harry Potter series. I know I am probably the only avid reader that has not read them all. I just have a hard time making a commitment to a long series. But I have read the first two and really enjoyed them.

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    1. I quit almost all series a few years ago. I was jsut reading way too many to keep track of.

      I hope you enjoy HP! Have you managed to avoid spoilers all these years or have you at least seen the movies?

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    2. I haven't seen the movies. I didn't want to until I read them all.

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  11. And I Darken and the sequel, Now I Rise were on my top ten so I loved them so much, I hope you get to read it and of course love it!

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    1. After Certain Dark Things, that's the one I want to read most.

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  12. I started books years ago and enjoyed them, but never read the other books in the series. I've been going through my Goodreads books and trying to determine which ones I still need to finish. I know I'll have to reread a few of them from the beginning (because I just do not remember what happened), and I'm okay with that. My goal this year is to read more books within the same series.

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    1. I've been going through mine too and using Goodreads to eliminate what doesn't appeal to me anymore.

      I actually want to read more series this year. I gave up most of them a few years ago.

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  13. I need to get to so many too. I have Six of Crows and then I am sure Crooked Kingdom will be on my list once I finish it. There is just never enough time!

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  14. Omg I LOVE Penryn and the End of Days! I hope you get to that series soon!

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    1. I hear it's really good and I can read all three back to back so that's a plus.

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  15. I only have 1 book in my physical tbr pile right now because I usually read them as they come in. But I have quite a few in my Amazon wish list and I do plan on getting to those soon.

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    1. If I started right now I would be ok. I'm much better at managing my reading now. Almost all of this comes from book cons years before.
      I'm envious of your ONE though. lol

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  16. I just finished Crooked Kingdom two weeks ago. I kept putting it off too. I ended up loving it. It was slow going at first, but well worth the time. My biggest struggle with it was that I really struggled with book amnesia. Fist bump. Penryn and End of Days is on my list. We need to make a pact to get it read.

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    1. I hope it picks up for me. I'm just not as engaged as I was in the first book.

      Oh yes! We must read it! I'm going to try to read the series in Feb.

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  17. I’m planning to read the rest of The Others series by Anne Bishop. I loved the first two but haven’t got to the rest yet. There are lots of books in series I’m planning to read as well since I love the authors.

    Thanks for sharing, Karen. ❤️😁

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Geybie. And she has a new spin off series coming this year I think.

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  18. I still have to finish that Laini Taylor trilogy, too! I'm gonna need to read a ton of recaps for the first and second books before I do, though. OMG Certain Dark Things! I looooved that one so much.

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    1. OMG I can't even imagine how confused I'll be with Taylor's lol

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  19. So many books are languishing in my TBR and it's a little embarrassing really. It's really cool you have Certain Dark Things, I've heard really good stuff about that book so I hope you manage to get to it this year. I really enjoyed Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Laini Taylor is one of my faves (even if I've not read her newest book yet). I hope you get to all of these books eventually.

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  20. They sound good! Six of Crows is on my list still. One day. One day. Happy reading!

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