It’s so tempting to fall off the wagon at this point. Just eleven days left in the TBR Triple Dog Dare, but if you’re like me, then you already have a small stack of books you bought surreptitiously somewhere in your house tempting you to stray. Resist. I confess that I have been to the bookstore twice already and that I do have a small … Continue reading TBR Triple Dog Dare – Just 11 Days To Go. You Can Do 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
Time to take The TBR Triple Dog Dare. All you have to do is read only the books you already own from midnight January 1, 2016 to April 1. That’s just three months. Plenty of time to read all those book Santa brought you, and some of the ones you have piled up around your house, admit it. You don’t want to end up on … Continue reading Did Santa Bring You Too Many Books This Year?
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….
Are you brave enough for one final round? I’ve been wavering about it for several weeks now but I’ve decided to go ahead and release the Kracken! So if you’ve taken the dare every year for years, or never taken the dare before, this will be your last chance before I retire The TBR Dare for good. The TBR Triple Dog Dare works like this…. … Continue reading Sunday Salon: Announcing the Final TBR Triple Dog Dare
Just two days remain until the “official” end of the The TBR Double Dog Dare so I thought this Sunday Salon(ish) post would be a good time to check in and see how everyone did. I have kept to The Dare this year, but overall, my reading is down from past years. My reading is down overall so this is no reflection on The Dare. … Continue reading Did You Double Dog Dare? How Did You Do?
Serves me right, really. Going on a book buying binge, even a small one, like I did the day before The TBR Double Dog Dare began. And buying two books by an author I’ve never read based on her reviews alone. Karin Fossum has been getting a lot of praise around the book blog/book review world of late. Her Inspector Sejer mystery series has been … Continue reading Sunday Salon: One Book I Won’t Be Finishing and One I Might
After a bout of begging on Twitter, which should have a special term (twegging?), we have 51 brave souls taking The TBR Double Dog Dare from as far away as Bulgaria, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. Good luck to everyone. I did manage to do some reading over the holidays in spite of having to re-do the floor in the basement which flooded during … Continue reading Sunday (Ramble) Salon
As of this morning, 33 of the 39 cool book bloggers have already signed up for The TBR Double Dog Dare. Dakota, who looks very cool in her dark glasses (She thinks she’s Jackie O.), and I are hoping to get you and the other remaining five cool book bloggers to sign up before midnight tomorrow. (We know you’re cool because you read James Reads Books!) Who knows, … Continue reading All but Six of the Cool Book Bloggers Have Already Taken the TBR Double Dog Dare
Looking for a last minute Christmas gift for your book-loving friends and loved ones? Want to give something special to a partner overwhelmed by the piles of books you have stacked around your apartment? Has your mother been threatening to leave your books at the curb if you don’t find somewhere to put them all? The TBR Double Dog Dare is for you! Sign yourself … Continue reading This Season Give the Gift of the TBR Double Dog Dare!