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11 February 2015 @ 04:19 pm
tbr shelf: that's one way to do it  
One way to get through the TBR shelf is to bounce off what I'm trying to read. I've had a couple of thuds in a row, one mystery novel (which my mom couldn't finish either) and an epic fantasy that I...probably could have made it through...if I'd really wanted to try...but it felt very over-written to me and I was just kind of tired of it before I got to page ten. Throw in a couple graphic novels and my little debacle with the MC Beaton books last month, and hey, that's five or six books knocked off the TBR shelf in no time! @.@

Technically my friend Carol Berg's book DUST & LIGHT is up next, but it's book one of a duology and the second will probably be out around August, so I may skip that for now so I can read them back to back when book 2 is available. That brings me to MR Carey's THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, so I think I'll go right ahead and read that.

Although possibly I should now work in one of the non-fiction books, else I fear I'll never actually read them. I'm still undecided on whether I have to read those alphabetically or not. There aren't nearly as many of them. :) Thoughts? :)
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on February 11th, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
Throw a dart at them, see what sticks. :)
kitmizkit on February 11th, 2015 09:32 pm (UTC)
+1 :)
Amberleyamberley on February 18th, 2015 01:09 pm (UTC)
How to Read Non-fiction Made Easy
I recommend placing the non-fiction books amidst the fiction at roughly even intervals. Like if you have 40 fiction and 8 non-fiction, put a non-fic after ever 5 fic. If you don't feel like reading the non-fic when you reach it, put it at the end.
When you reach the end, the non-fic gets one more chance, then dispose of it as "not gonna happen" unless I recommended it, in which case buckle down and read it!

As usual, I recommend Cialdini's "Influence: Science and Practice", Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus", Seth Godin's Permission Marketing book, and Amanda Palmer's "Art of Asking", for anyone running a kickstarter.