If we don’t count tomorrow’s leap day–which made this years’ Dare just a little bit longer, by the way–we are at the end of month two of The TBR Triple Dog Dare. So, I thought I’d ask, have you found anything really good in your TBR stacks yet? I’ll admit, I haven’t found anything that totally knocked my socks off, but I have found a … Continue reading Triple Dog Dare Two Months In – Have You Found Anything Really Good Yet?
I was sorely tempted this week, but I resisted. Over the many years now that I’ve run the TBR Dare, it’s gotten much easier to do. The first year was tough, very tough, but now sticking to my own TBR shelves for the first three months of the year has become kind of a habit. But February is still a difficult month. Six plus weeks … Continue reading TBR Triple Dog Dare Temptations
Usually, I make it my policy not to correct people on Facebook, though there are many people who are frankly wrong out there. Except for the occasional stray bit of punctuation, and spelling “a lot” as a single word, I make it my policy to let things slide. Though many people want to make the world a better place through linking, I believe sites like … Continue reading Sunday Salon: I Trolled Someone On Facebook And I Liked It.
Did you dare? How are you doing? It’s been a month, one-third of the way through, how is everyone doing with the TBR Triple Dog Dare? So far it’s been pretty easy for me this time around–probably a result of doing it for so many years now I’ve lost count. I’ve developed something of a taste for my own TBR shelves lately anyway; I’m not … Continue reading Sunday Salon: The TBR Triple Dog Dare Month One Check In
So, how’s it going? I’m hoping to get a chance to go out for coffee and book review writing later today, but I thought I’d put up a post just to see how everyone is doing with The TBR Triple Dog Dare so far. It’s been a week? Having fun yet? I’ve removed two books from my TBR shelves forever. While neither will make it … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Did You Dare? How Are You Doing?
It’s not Boxing Day, but it is that strange time between Christmas and New Year’s when we’re not actually celebrating anything but we still have to kind of make an effort to be celebratory. It’s like the day before everyone heads for home. You’re all still on vacation which you want to keep going but you also sort of want to get things back to … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Not Boxing Day Edition
Just eleven days left to take the plunge and join the TBR Triple Dog Dare. The Dare officially starts at 12:00 midnight on January 1 and runs through April 1, 2016. All you have to do is read books you’ve been wanting to read for years now, all those wonderful books in your TBR stack. If you’re like me, and you wouldn’t be reading this … Continue reading Sunday Salon: James and Dakota’s Book of TBR Dares and Other Rambles
I read a mere 64 books this year which is more than I expected to find when I sat down and counted my posts this morning. In the past I’ve hung around the 100 mark, usually close to it, topping it a couple of times. One reason why my total is so low is that I’m not reading any where near the large amount of … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Favorite Reads of 2015–The Long List
So it’s December which means times for those rambling year-in-review posts to begin. Good thing, too, because I kind of like all those rambling year-in-review posts. 2015 has been “The Year of the Cat” in our house which is something of a shock since both C.J. and I are really dog people. But you know how when you go into one of those really cool … Continue reading Sunday Salon: The Year of the Cat
The TBR Triple Dog Dare came back for a final round this week. You can sign up for it in a comment here. We have 22 people signed up so far, which I think is pretty good. Since leaving my old blog Ready When You Are, C.B. almost two years ago, I’ve not built up nearly the readership I used to have, but that’s okay. I semi-retired … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Release the Kracken! The TBR Dare is Back! and maybe some other ramblings….
I’m not going to talk about it today. Maybe in a couple of weeks, but just not today. Today I’m going to focus on books and cats. For me, book blogging is a refuge from the real world when I need a refuge. Today, I could use a little refuge. I’ve been trying to participate in German Literature Month this week. I did post one … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Not Going to Talk About it Today. Focusing on Books and Cats Instead. Denial Can Be a Useful Tool.
I had jury duty this week. I’m not complaining. Basically, I believe you have four duties as a citizen: vote, pay your taxes, serve jury duty, and take up arms to defend your country in time of war. Since no one is shooting at me, I’m in no position to whine about jury duty. Freedom isn’t free, people. So, I sat around for a day … Continue reading Sunday Salon: In Case of Emergency–Read This