Are you still with us?
There is just one month left in the TBR Double Dog Dare. I think once you’ve made it through February, the TBR Double Dog Dare gets a bit easier, right up until the very last week.
The very last week is tough.
Since we’re nearing the end, I thought I’d run a check-in post today, just to see how everyone is doing. I have bought some books. The evil souls at Vintage released new editions of Hemingway’s works with these fabulous covers this week. When I wondered into Bell’s Books done in Palo Alto Friday and saw them on the front table, how could I resist.
I couldn’t, of course, but I won’t be reading them anytime soon. Remember the TBR Double Dog Dare is not a book buying ban. I bought the two pictured here and have put them in a little stack of books that will go on my TBR shelves after the Double Dog Dare is over. I should end up with a net reduction of 8 to 10 titles by the end of March.
I have found a couple of gems hidden in my TBR shelves this week. One is an old favorite, Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm. This is one I read way back in high school and was very taken with. I’ve always intended to reread it. Now, almost 40 years later, I have. I’m pleased to say that it held up very well. I’ll be reviewing it later this week.
I also found a fascinating book about Pope Celestine V called The Pope Who Quit. This is a true account of the 13th century pope who resigned from office after only 15 weeks. It’s quite a story, not what I expected at all either.
So how has the TBR Double Dog Dare gone for you so far? Find any treasure? Buy anything you’re now desperate to read?
As an aside, I’m thinking we need some sort of name for ourselves. TBR Double Darrens? Double Doggers? DDD’s? Double D’s? Any ideas?
Enjoy the last month of the TBR Double Dog Dare. Here’s hoping you find something wonder has been right under you nose all along.