Catching up on thoughts in my head…

Did you know that you could spend all day, every day for 18 weeks looking at blogs by people who read & then blog their reviews and still not have even made a dent in what is out there?

I’m recently coming to realize that, and shoot, it is overwhelming. And, a little bit guilt inducing. I mean, if I write about books & want people to read my blog, shouldn’t I be out there reading other people’s blogs? Well, I am making a serious attempt at resisting the guilt. However, I did come across a site today that I quickly added to my reader – Chick with Books. (She’s been added to the list on the left side of this page.)

In about three minutes, I found four books to add to my TBR pile:
Last Light over Carolina by Mary Alice Monroe
Annie’s Ghost by Steve Luxenberg
Off Season by Anne Rivers Siddons
Benny & Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti

Just a note on these books, never been a big Siddons fan, but “Chick” made this one really sound appealing. I do love Mary Alice Monroe & feel like I don’t read her enough. Annie’s Ghost is a true story that the author dug up in his own family history that involves sisters, a mental institution, the holocaust and secrets – what could be better than that? And Benny & Shrimp, well if the title alone doesn’t grab you… Just check out “Chick’s” review.

On another note, I am well ahead of my goal for reading this year, and so I’m feeling pretty good about that, but I am way behind on the number of ‘classics’ I said I wanted to read. Uh, oh. I’ve got some serious catching up to do if I’m going to make it & so let me apologize in advance if I don’t make it.

Also, I’ve been working all week on a review of Ava’s Man – my most recent read. This has been a tough one to write for some reason. I’ll do my best to get it out this weekend, though.

So, I’ll leave you with a few questions….
What’s your latest “great blog find”?
How’s your TBR pile coming along?
Have any of you read any of the four I just added to mine & what did you think?


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5 Replies to “Catching up on thoughts in my head…

  1. I have tried…and tried…Siddons and I just do not like her style. I read Off Season–a lend from my mom–and my quote in my reading journal is "UGG! DID NOT LIKE!" (yes, in all caps). That's all I'm sayin'.

    I am up to 24 books read for the year, and forging ahead. Of course, being jobless helps the reading. My TBR stacks is over 100–I've lost count, don't remember what I have, and don't want to think about it. I cull out four or five books at a time for the bedside TBR and focus on that instead.

  2. Don't feel too guilty!
    Reading blogs is great but there aren't enough hours in the day to get to too many!

  3. I totally hear you on the catching up on other blogs thing! I've been doing a lot of it too and you can get so "lost" out there with all the blogs that half the time I don't know whose I've seen and whose I haven't, lol!

    I read a really great review for Annie's Ghosts but I haven't heard much about the other books you listed.

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