Read or skip #12

READ OR SKIP

Inspired by book blogger Davida, at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, herself inspired by a couple of other bloggers (see here for instance). I plan to post about it on Saturdays, except the 1st Sat of the month, when I usually feature another meme.

The rules are simple:

  1. Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf from oldest to new
  2. Pick the first 5 or 10 (or whatever number you choose, depending on how large your list is) books you see
  3. Decide whether to keep them or get rid of them.

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

read-or-skip-11

 

I’ll keep 143,145, 147, 148, 149, and 150
I’ll Skip: 146
And I’ll put maybe for 144

READ OR SKIP #12

#readorskip

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147) The Museum of Literary Souls

  • It’s Fantasy, that I don’t often read
  • BUT it’s about books, and how fiction can enter real life,
    and it’s a short story
    READ

148) Vies minuscules

  • I still haven’t read anything by Michon.
  • BUT the synopsis no longer grab me. Funny, I added so many French books at one point, and now I’m not sure why
    SKIP

149) L’héritage de tata Lucie

  • Another French title that illustrates my last point
  • Plus, this is humor, not my cup of tea
    SKIP

150) The Map Thief

  • I rarely read true crime
  • BUT this topic sounds fascinating, with history and geography
    READ

151) Lost For Words

  • A book about books
  • BUT a satire. Not sure it’s worth it
    SKIP

152) I Remember

  • Biography/Memoir of an author who fascinates me more and more
  • And it’s short
    READ

153) The Bilingual Brain

  • Ben évidemment que j’veux lire ce livre !!
  • Well, of course I want to read this one !!
    READ

154) The Poisoning Angel

  • I have read and enjoyed several books by this quirky author
    READ

What do YOU think? Thanks for helping

HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES

 

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Read or skip #11

READ OR SKIP

Inspired by book blogger Davida, at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog, herself inspired by a couple of other bloggers (see here for instance). I plan to post about it on Saturdays, except the 1st Sat of the month, when I usually feature another meme.

The rules are simple:

  1. Sort your Goodreads TBR shelf from oldest to new
  2. Pick the first 5 or 10 (or whatever number you choose, depending on how large your list is) books you see
  3. Decide whether to keep them or get rid of them.

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

read-or-skip 10

I’ll keep 46, 53, 55, 58, 61, and 146
I’ll Skip: 44, 48, and 82

READ OR SKIP #11

#readorskip

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143) Kinder Than Solitude

  • It seems an interesting mystery
  • BUT why is the average rating so low?
    READ?

144) Death at la Fenice

  • Friends of mine love this series to pieces, but I keep hesitating diving into it, and I am not sure why.
  • Anyone here to convince me to do it?
    SKIP?

145) Infinite Jest

  • Supposed to be really good
  • BUT it’s huge. Is it worth it?
    READ?

146) Peace Like a River

  • Supposedly very good too
  • BUT there’s an aspect of romance. Dos it have a lot of place in the book??
    SKIP?

147) The Memory of Old Jack

  • I love Berry’s style
  • BUT I read Hannah Coulter many years ago. Are they connected, will I be lost?
    READ?

148) The 351 Books of Irma Arcuri

  • Presented as “Metaphysical literary suspense”, which sounds totally intriguing
  • BUT why is the average rating so low?
    READ?

149) What Strange Creatures

  • I have really enjoyed The Broken Teaglass by the same author
  • and feel like I want to read more by her
    READ?

150) The Horse, the Wheel, and Language

  • I’m fascinated by languages, and Indo-European is obviously major
    READ

What do YOU think? Thanks for helping

HAVE YOU READ THESE?
READ OR SKIP?
I ALSO WELCOME SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD BOOKS ON SIMILAR THEMES

 

The Classics Club 2019-2024

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The Classics Club
September 7, 2019 – September 7, 2024

I’m totally thrilled to present to you my 2nd list of 50 titles for The Classics Club.

Yes, I managed to read/listen to 50 books in actually 4 years. See my first list here.
I’m very far from having reviewed them all, but I plan to do more reviews on these, and hopefully a few recap videos.

Here is my new table, with color codes for nonfiction, mystery, and Japanese, 3 prominent categories. I will obviously update the table as I go along.

How did I come up with these titles?
Simple: I opened my To-Be-Read Goodreads shelf, and put them in order of publication, and I picked the 50 oldest titles! Those are titles I added there along the years. I believe only Cyrano will be a re-read.

I’m curious:

  1. How many of these have you read?
  2. Which one/ones is/are your favorite?

Club hashtags on Twitter:

OUT OF THESE 50 TITLES
HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

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