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12 December 2013 @ 05:39 pm
a TBRS year  

I think I’m declaring 2014 as a To-Be-Read-Shelf year. I can read or re-read anything I own, but no buying new books until I’ve cleared out most of what I’ve collected. (EasterCon and World Fantasy added an awful lot to the TBR shelf.) Possibly I’ll go so far as to go around and make a list of what’s *on* the shelf, to keep a sort of focused order to things. Or not.

I’m still going to do the GGK re-read, starting in January with the Fionavar Tapestry, and think it would be swell if people did that read-along with me. :)

*laughs* A spirited discussion about some Guardian list of the 1000 novels you should read came up with a more honest “Here’s a list of 20 books I wish everybody would read so I could talk with them about them” suggestion. The above paragraph reminded me of that. :)

I’m wibbling ferociously about the Birthday of the Unconquered Sun party. On one hand I really want to do it. On the other, weekends are as close as I’ve got to dedicated writing time, and Fred is going to fly to Ireland and kill me if I don’t have STONE’S THROE done by Jan 15. As well he should. :/

Wholock: fan made Sherlock meets the Doctor video. Pretty sure I want to watch this, but not right now.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on December 12th, 2013 05:02 pm (UTC)
I miiiiiiiiiight be interested in doing the GGK read-along with you. I love(d?) the Fionavar Tapestry when I discovered it, but I seem to recall being less impressed by some of his other novels. I also don't have a lot of reading time, so I'm not entirely sure if I can keep up.

But maybe this would be a good excuse to read some I haven't, and, hey, long distance read-alongs are fun!
kitmizkit on December 12th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't loved all of his books either, but the ones I *do* love, I love beyond reason. There are several I've never re-read, and of those, I truly loved the Sarantium books. This is as much an excuse to re-read them as anything else, but also his 12th book came out last year (jesus christ, i've got 2x as many books out as he does :p) so there's a handy book a month right now.

Realistically I'm likely to read the Fionavar Tapestry all in one go, and then noodle around and not read the next until April, so there'll be time to catch/keep up, if you want to join in!
Laura Anne Gilman: research bookssuricattus on December 12th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
A TBRS year is an excellent idea. Since I'm putting around waiting for the story to shift in my head, I might as well start culling the NYR off the shelves and see what I've got...
kitmizkit on December 12th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
I look forward to your list! Perhaps we should both post lists and if we can swing it, read any pairs at the same time!
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on December 12th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
but no buying new books until I’ve cleared out most of what I’ve collected.

you are a much stronger person than me, but I did make the rule that I cant buy the next book in a series if I havent read book 1 yet...
Nicholas: manga-menwhyte on December 13th, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
I couldn't manage a "no new books" rule, but I might think it a fair compromise to allow myself one new book for every two books read...