Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What I've added to my TBR lately...

I've been adding things here and there to my Amazon list, though I've forbidden myself from buying anything for a bit. It's torture, but necessary torture.

I'm dying to read Laurie R. King's The Beekeeper's Apprentice, and I've already added two more of her Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mysteries to my list. Do you ever do that? Add all of something to your must-read list, before you've even read a page?


I've been looking for collection by poets I'd like to spend more time with. Lately, I've added Gerald Locklin, Dorothy Parker, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Jane Kenyon. I know I've read at least one of the Kenyon books--probably both--but I'd like to re-read them.

Children's books

As the official last person on earth to pick up a Harry Potter book, I've decided it's time to read at least the first one, at least to give it a chance. And with the newly released illustrated edition, now's as good a time as any. I also added Baby Island to my list because I kind of wonder it I read it as a child and forgot. And I've added a biography of the Bronte sisters, since all the Bronte biographies for adults are way too long to interest me.

Something for the future list:

I adore Glennon Melton, and she's releasing a new book in August! I cannot wait.


I loved In Cold Blood so much, and I feel that I should read something else by Capote, but I'm not 100% interested in Breakfast at Tiffany's either. I kind of despised the movie. So, mark this down as a possible guilt read.


One of my goals for the year is to read two books on topics I know nothing about. I'd chosen a book on mental math, but when I sat down to start it, I realized it wasn't going to be what I thought. So it was back to the drawing board. Instead of the math book, I think I'll read one or both of these. The Furniture Bible is a good primer on types of, restoration of, and care of furniture. I'm especially interested in the identification of furniture eras. But I'm also willing to try Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Clocking in at less than 100 pages, it's about all the physics I could handle.


  1. Well, if it makes you feel any better, I still have books 4-7 to read of Harry Potter. I read the first three as a teenager and am now returning to them with my kids (although we're probably going to pace ourselves rather slowly because I want them to be mature enough to handle the darker themes in the later books).

    1. I'll have to enjoy the first one a great deal to move on to SIX more, but it's probably time to read it. Anything that could attract that much attention is worth checking out, I think.