Since Dakota and I have relocated to the territories, there’s a good chance that we’re going to lose most of those who dared this year. Sorry about that. Things just went all haywire with Blogger and we couldn’t see any other alternative but to leave town.
But leaving town for the territories is an old American tradition, for Westerners at least. My paternal grandfather was always on the move, town to town, state to state, through the West, looking for the next big thing. So, I’m hoping this move will work out, and that everyone who signed up for the TBR Triple Dog Dare finds our new location.
And that they’re all having a good time with it.
I’ve managed to keep my reading focused on the TBR bookcase so far, in spite of visiting a wonderful book store in Jackson, Hein and Co, where I just couldn’t help myself. Those books are safely stashed in a separate pile waiting for April 1. (I haven’t even taken them out of their bag, yet.)
There’s been a lot of talk about Wilkie Collins that had me itching to read him, but I’m channeled that energy into Dickens, who was great friends with Collins, since Our Mutual Friend was already in my TBR bookcase. I love it so far. I really too much “trash;” I should read more “recyclable” and “compostable.”
Thomas at My Porch had a wonderful review of Graham Greene’s The Human Factor which really had me wanting to read more Greene, who is a longtime favorite of mine. So I checked the TBR bookcase, which is two books deep on some shelves, and found a copy of The Human Factor itself! So, when I finish the first part of Our Mutual Friend….
Out Mutual Friend is 900 pages long, but it’s separated into ‘books’ so I’ll be taking a break from it after I finish each ‘book.’
I’m doing the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge, but using just the anthologies I already own.
So, I’ve been really good about the TBR Triple Dog Dare this year.
As far as the move to WordPress goes, I’m really enjoying it. My reading audience here is about what is had become over at Blogger, 15 visits a day, but it’s already growing. I’m trying to get the word out about the move, so my commenting on other blogs is up. It’s been nice to go back to reading what everyone else it writing more. I’d slipped quite a bit this past year.
Staring over, learning the new system here at WordPress, rebuilding my readership, etc. has really turned out to be fun. I’m excited about blogging again. To be honest, I was just about ready to throw in the towel and give it all up, when Blogger went all wonky on me forcing me to start over. Now I can see staying around for quite a few more years.
I’m even reading more.
But this wast meant to be a TBR Triple Dog Dare check in post, since we’ve finished the first month of the event. If you’re a participant, please consider leaving a comment to let us all know how you are doing. If you’ve strayed or given up, please don’t feel at all embarrassed about it. It’s all in fun. I kind of like seeing who sticks it out until the very end, myself.
Happy Sunday all.