Tag: TBR


Ready to read… any suggestions?

TRACEE: I know, I know. Everyone’s TBR pile is a mile high – as is mine. Sometimes I need a nudge toward ‘clearing’ it. And…. I’m not adverse to reading something straight from the store before it hits the pile.  I’m packing for an Ocean voyage to be followed by a few months in Europe. This means I need to decide what to take to read (while I read in other languages, it’s not the same, so the main reading plan will involve English language books).   There are a few books that I haven’t read for one reason or another, including The Nightingale, although I’ve had a dozen people tell me it have to! While traveling I like to revisit old favorites – particularly handy in a travel emergency where you aren’t sure if you are going or staying and can’t quite concentrate. For this I may take Shogun. But it’s a toss up with Lonesome Dove.  If anyone wants to point me in the right direction this is the moment. Send me your reading favorites! SUSAN: Safe travels, Tracee! Seeing Lonesome Dove and Shogun makes me think of James Michener, and I wonder how he holds up. Also The Thorn Birds. I loved The Nightingale. I read it on a trip […]

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The overflowing nightstand aka TBR stack

 TRACEE: Give us an update of your nightstand and the TBR stack for summer. Are you going light and easy or diving into meaty questions? Mine is a mix….. and I think I see a few in the pile that have been read but are kept on hand for reasons that exist only in the depths of my subconscious. My dog nosed his way into the picture of my nightstand TBR pile, the expression on his face says: I can’t believe you would show anyone this mess.  I just finished Roger Johns’ “River of Secrets” in specially bound preview form…. Everyone mark the August appearance in bookstores in your BUY calendar. Currently I’m finishing “The Geographer’s Library” by Jon Fasman and “A Necessary Evil” by Abir Mukherjee. I’m also re-reading Primo Levi’s “Survival in Auschwitz.” Elizabeth George’s “The Punishment She Deserves” will likely be next. It is too high on the stack to be in the photo which means it is perched precariously on top of the more orderly books. Must be read next or the entire assembly will collapse. Of course I also watched Wim Wenders movie “The American Friend” a few days ago, starring Dennis Hopper as Tom Ripley. […]

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