Read or skip #9

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.

I’m finally back on this feature, after a few months away from it!

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

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I’ll keep 28, 29, 31, and 32
And Skip: 30, 33, 34, and 35

READ OR SKIP #9

 

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Let’s see what YOU think about these 9 titles today:

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32) Paris

  • I have read lots of similar books
  • BUT it’s by a great author
    SKIP?

33) Metropole

  • I enjoy Hungarian lit
  • I’m intrigued by the theme of language and words
    READ

34) Beside the Sea

  • A popular French author I haven’t read yet. And it’s short!
  • I’ll read it in French.
    READ

35) Prehistoric Times

  • I haven’t read Chevillard either
  • But today, the synopsis isn’t that attractive
    SKIP

36) Papa doit manger

  • Another famous French author yet to discover!
  • And it’s short, and an opportunity to read a play. I may even watch it, if I find it
    READ

37) Les ombres errantes

  • Not sure why I added this one to my list!
    SKIP

38) The Rings of Saturn

  • I have never read Sebald, and it seems original
  • But should I read another one by him
    SKIP?

39) Seven Days on the Roads of France

  • By an Orthodox author that I really enjoy
    READ

40) The Forest Unseen

  • About nature, from an unusual perspective
    READ

What do YOU think? What would you do for 32 and 38?

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

 

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Read or skip #8

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.

I’m finally back on this feature, after a few months away from it!

RESULTS FOR PREVIOUS READ OR SKIP

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I’m actually keeping a lot this time: 24, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 31
Skip: 29
Read maybe: 25

READ OR SKIP #8

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Let’s see what YOU think about these 8 titles today.

28) Pale Fire

  • A classic!
    READ

29) The Tie That Binds

  • I enjoy this author
    READ

30) Crossing to Safety

  • A masterpiece, several readers say
  • BUT an “insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage”, themes that I usually find uninteresting in literature.
    SKIP?

31) Something to Declare

  • I enjoy the author and the topic
    READ

32) Satantango

  • A classic
  • And I enjoy Hungarian literature
    READ

33) Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong

  • I think I have already read too many similar books
    SKIP

34) Proust’s Overcoat

  • I love Proust, but this book no longer attracts me
    SKIP

35) Miss Me When I’m Gone

  • I enjoyed a lot The Broken Teaglass by the same author
  • BUT several readers seemed to be confused about this one
    SKIP?

What do YOU think? What would you do for 30 and 35?

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

 

Read or skip #7

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

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20, 21 and 23: skip
Read the others.

READ OR SKIP #7

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#readorskip

Let’s see what YOU think about these 8 titles today.

24) Sacré Bleu

  • This sounds like a mix of many things: humor (hmm, not sure about this), historical fiction, fantasy (hmm), mystery, and romance (hmm!)
  • BUT should I try this author?
    SKIP, unless you convince me otherwise

25) The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci

  • I think someone told me this was fantastic.
  • BUT the average Goodreads ratings is not high.
    READ?

26) The History of English spelling

  • The History of English Spelling reveals the history of Modern English spelling, tracing its origins and development from Old English up to the present day.” Totally my type of thing.
    READ

29) Language Myths and the History of English

  • Yes, I noticed the numbers are not in order, but that’s they are currently displayed on my Goodreads list. Weird.
  • The synopsis leaves me uninterested.
    SKIP

28) Varamo

  • Sounds like a great novella by Aira.
    READ

27) The Letter Killers Club

  • Classic Russian literature!
    READ

30) Barney’s Version

  • This one was highly recommended to me.
  • And I haven’t read many Canadian authors.
    READ

31) The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

  • “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time tells the story of Kazuko Yoshiyama, a third-year middle school student who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel after an unfortunate accident in a school science lab. “
  • Not sure I’ll like that, but it’s short, and an opportunity to discover another Japanese author.
    READ

What do YOU think? Should I skip more than two? What t do with #25?

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