Down the TBR Hole #15

March 6, 2017 Books/Writing 2

down the tbr hole

Time to wield the axe again – I’m mercilessly culling my TBR list on GoodReads with the amazing Down the TBR Hole meme by Lia at Lost in a Story!

Most of you probably know this feeling. Your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when you’re scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well, that’s going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books. Of course if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?


When I started this series of posts, I had 604 books on my TBR list. As of today, I have 613. I’m so impressed with myself…I didn’t add any this week! So looking forward today at numbers 77-81 of the original list. All covers link to GoodReads. 🙂


Title/Author: The Triumph of the Moon: a History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, by Ronald Hutton

Date Added: January 4, 2015

Thoughts: I’m still very interested in this topic, even if I’m not sure this is the best book on the subject. A lot of the reviews seem to be based on the reviewer’s opinion of wicca itself (pro or con) as opposed to the book.

Judgment: Keep.



: We Band of Angels, by Elizabeth M. Norman

Date Added: January 4, 2015

Thoughts: While this is still an interesting topic, I haven’t read any strictly historical books in years.

Judgment: Go.




: Sisterhood of Spies, by Elizabeth P. McIntosh

Date Added: January 4, 2015

Thoughts: WWII is always interesting to me, but…this just doesn’t sound good at all anymore, and like I said, I haven’t read a strictly history book in years now.

Judgment: Go.




Title/Author: The Winter Harvest Handbook, by Eliot Coleman

Date Added: January 4, 2015

Thoughts: I’m STILL extremely interested in permaculture, gardening, and self-sustainability. Slightly older book but I would imagine still relevant and interesting to build a knowledge base.

Judgment: Keep.



Title/Author: The New Organic Grower, by Eliot Coleman

Date Added: January 4, 2015

Thoughts: Yes, I am this much of a nerd. I love growing things. I love doing it as naturally as possible. Much older book, but it’s a gardening classic.

Judgment: Keep.


And there you have it! A display of my nerdy, eclectic interests for this week. 😉 Hehe. More to come!

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