From My Bookshelf Series

From My Bookshelf: Heaven, Breathe, Hancock (Choose My TBR)

This month, I’ve pulled three books From My Bookshelf that have two major things in common:

  • They are Book of the Month editions
  • I have not read them

In addition to summarizing the books below and quickly talking about why I selected them via Book of the Month, I’m also asking for your help in deciding which one I should put on my August TBR.

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Tome Topple Readathon TBR (April 2019)

There’s Something About A Readathon

Between reading The Bird King and taking breaks to blog hop, I had a wonderful Friday night. During my perusal of blog posts, I came across this post from Pauliina (The Bookaholic Dreamer), in which she announced her TBR for the Tome Topple Readathon. I had heard of the Readathon across the booktube channels I watch, but have never participated. I typically do Reading Challenges of my own, and only low-key take part in Dewey’s Read-a-thon or the 24in48 Readathon, because those are more fitting for my life. But the idea of participating in this round of Tome Topple had been implanted – to participate or not to participate.

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The Great American Read Premiere on PBS

There’s Something About The Great American Read.

If you were tuned into PBS last night (May 22nd) around 8pm, you caught the beginning of the Great American Read premiere. Hopefully you stay tuned for the two hours, or, if you were like me, watched until the live Facebook feed cut out around 9:15.

If you had been scouring the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, participating in the discussions in the Book Club Facebook group, adding to your TBR list, and voting for the past few weeks, I hope the premiere was as satisfactory to you as it was to me.

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My Goodreads To Read Shelf: 1,000 Books

With the addition of The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire by Susan Ronald, this morning my Goodreads To Read shelf reached 1,000 titles. Why does this feel so momentous to me? Besides the enormity of the number, I guess it’s amazing to me that there are [over] 1,000 books that I have taken an interest in; roughly 900 or so authors whose words and stories I want to read.

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