Sunday, February 06, 2011

TBR Try


I participated in the TBR Dare during the month of January. Knowing myself, I didn't think I'd be able to read my own shelves until the end of March. I was right.

Most of January went according to plan, but on January 24 I saw a copy of Loving Frank at Leigh's house and borrowed it, meaning to read it sometime in February. Back at my apartment, I only meant to read the first page, but somehow ended up polishing it off that evening. Then I lit into White Noise, which I had borrowed from Paul. At the BOOKLEAVES meeting, Jill handed me a copy of Parched, which I read in the waning moments of January 31.

To sum up, I read a total of 12 books in January. Three of those books were someone else's. Nine of them were from my TBR, so that's a 75% success rate if you look at it that way. I steadfastly TBR'ed until my downfall on the 24th, or 77% of the month. I know that I can succeed at this challenge. Just wait till next year.

6 comments:

therubycanary said...

I only read one book in January. So sad. My time management skills are steadily declining in the face of exciting adventures.

therubycanary said...

It was a Korean novel to boot too. Tongue by Kyng Ran Jo.

softdrink said...

I think 75% is something to be quite proud of. I have yet to go a month without buying something new to read.

Frances said...

Wonderful to take nine books off the tbr pile! I am still in for the moment but the new Flavia de Luce installment is staring me down. My run could be over soon!

Bookfool said...

I agree with Ms. Fizz. 75% is awesome. I think I was at about 25%. But, that's just a guess. I don't want to know the truth, so I'm not doing the math.

Sarah said...

I think I might have a chance of shortening my TBR stack if I could just. stop. requesting. more. and. more. books. from. the. library. And of course the recent Borders closing at everything 40% off didn't help much either. That was just embarassing. I almost needed a U-haul