I last posted one of these near the end of 2019 and I just looked at it and…I have not thought about a single one of those books. It is 2021 now and I do not want to lie to myself anymore so I will be restarting this tag/trend again and reducing my Goodreads TBR shelf to a pile of dust because if I haven’t read it since my previous post AND I haven’t thought of it? Not worth the digital space it’s taking up, be GONE!
Down The TBR Hole is a blog tag made by Lost In A Story and has some rules!
The Rules: • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. • Order on ascending date added. • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books • Read the synopses of the books • Decide: keep it or should it go? • Keep track of where you left off so you can pick up there next week!
Book 1: The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
Added: 17th March 2014
Decision: Delete! I haven’t read it, nor have I been inclined to do this one is for deletion and donation.
Book 2: Farenheight 451 by Ray Bradbury
Added: 9th April 2014
Decision: Keep! Still because it’s my mother’s favourite and I have it on kindle so it takes up no physical space!
Book 3: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
Added: 9th April 2014
Decision: Delete! I actually already donated my copy of this last year so this was an easy decision.
Book 4: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Added: 12th April 2014
Decision: Delete! I tried reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Capote and I know that fiction and nonfiction are different and that In Cold Blood can be considered a blueprint of modern true crime nonfiction…but I didn’t like his writing at all and it was not very nice to read either. I know Holly isn’t exactly the best and most flawless character but I forgot the era in which it was written and so was not expecting slurs in my reading that day (should I have guessed it from the uncomfortable and overtly racist Mickey Rooney performance? Probably).
Book 5: The Valkyries by Paolo Coehlo
Added: 27th April 2014
Decision: Delete! This is another that I donated last year so this was easy peasy!
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