October TBR & 30-Day Reading Challenge

I am seriously behind in my reading challenges. According to Goodreads I’m 17 books behind my goal of 43. I know I’m not going to mak that goal, but I’m going to give it the ole college try; and get halfway through the 43, which is about 22 books.

I’ve decided to add a monthly TBR to my blog and a quarterly 30-day reading challenge.  I think it may help me stay on track. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday – Fall TBR

It’s that time of year again. My favorite time of year.

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List

The books are already on my TBR List and part of several reading challenges.

  1. Waiting by Ha Jin
  2. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  3. Song of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti
  4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly Continue reading

Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie
Format: Paperback, 184 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72220-9
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: First published 2000

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie has been on my TBR list for about a year and I was fortunate to find a copy at my local library’s used book sale.

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Review & The Friday 56 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s byTruman Capote

Title: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Author: Truman Capote
Format: Paperback, 87 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0679745655
Publisher: Vintage International
Release Date: First published 1958

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This year I’m participating in several reading challenges, and this week’s Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is part of my Mount TBR Challenge. This year I’m making a conscious effort to tackle some of the books in my ever-growing TBR pile piles.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote has been on my TBR list for some time now, so it only makes sense to include it in the Mount TBR Reading Challenge I’m participating in this year.

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Book Beginnings & Friday 56 – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

This weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. I’ll be reading The Haunting of Hill House next month as part of my Classiic Horror Novel Reading Challenge.

cac55-bb-buttonBook Beginnings is hosted over at Rose City Reader. It’s simple to join in the fun. Continue reading