Monday, March 02, 2015

Take Control Challenge; starting position

It's March and that means its time for the Take Control of Your TBR Pile challenge. This event is a month long challenge sponsored by Kimberly at Caffenated Book Reviewer. The rules are simple. For the month of March I'm going to ditch the ARCs and library books and focus on reading books in my TBR pile.

Kimberly has organized a group of readers and book bloggers who are all accepting the challenge in March. She's keeping everyone engaged with a Twitter Party, a Read-a-Thon, and a big Give-Away. There's still time to sign up if you'd like to join us.

My Goals

A week or so ago, I made a list of the electronic books that I want to read during the challenge. Many of the unread books were purchased a long time ago, others were gifts from family and friends. (I'm not going to feel obligated to read any of the freebies which I have picked up in the seven years since I bought my first Kindle.) The oldest purchased eBook that I have not read is The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi. I purchased it in August of 2008 and I have no explanation for why I have never gotten around to reading it. I plan to correct that this month. Other books I want to read are The Diva Wore Diamonds by Mark Schweizer, The Devil's Grin by Annellie Wendeberg, Shades of Earth by Beth Revis, and Kris Longknife: Intrepid by Mike Shepherd. When I get back home from this trip, I plan to pick out three to five paper books from the TBRs cluttering up my house. I'll post about those in a week or so.

Right now I'm reading Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau. It's one I targeted for the Take Control challenge, but I started it late in the afternoon of February 28. I don't know if it's going to count for the challenge or not. It really doesn't matter since I'm accomplishing my goal of clearing this book off the TBR stack.

Book Cover: The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi Book Cover: The Diva Wore Diamonds by Mark Schweizer Book Cover: The Devil's Grin by Annellie Wendeberg Book Cover: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis Book Cover: Kris Longknife: Intrepid by Mike Shepherd Book Cover: Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau

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