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Saturday, October 22, 2011

TBR Intervention Week #1

The TBR (To Be Read) Intervention Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by Books4Juliet, Whatever You Can Sill Betray and Refracted Light.

The following information is posted on Refracted Light's blog:

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice–EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers.

Last Week's TBR:

This is my first time participating in the TBR Intervention Challenge, so I can't really comment. What I can say is that I finally finished reading a book for a book blog tour that I had been procrastinating on, Children of Paranoia by Trevor Shane. It was such a good book, I have no idea why I waited so long to read it! My review will be live soon, but feel free to read Mr. Shane's guest post on "genre stew".

This Week's TBR:

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of The Death Cure by James Dashner from Random House Canada to read and review. I am falling slightly behind on advanced reads, but that's no reason not to read it and review it (if not a little late!) Plus, it's a great series!

Also received as an ARC from Random House Canada is Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel. Listed on the author's site as "a cyber-Victorian/ steampunk romance - with zombies" I just knew I had to read this. It's surprisingly longer than I had thought, so I might not be able to finish both this week, but I sure am going to try!

These 2 books are my goals or this week's TBR Intervention Challenge.

What are yours?


  1. Hmmm...I've never heard of Children of Paranoia, so I'll be looking forward to your review of it! :)

    The Death Cure... is this the third book in the Scorch Trials series? I have the first two books that I got for Christmas last year, but I haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I'm sure that they'll wind up on this challenge at some point... lol. And I'm hoping to start Dearly, Departed tomorrow. Can't wait to compare notes on this one :)

  2. Hi Dani. Yes The Death Cure is the third, and final, part of The Maze Runner series. My son loved them so I figured I'd better give them a go. They are really good, I highly recommend them! I also look forward to comparing notes on Dearly.

  3. I just finished The Death Cure =) For me, it was just as awesome as the first two books. I love love the series and I can't wait to read your opinion about it once you finish the book. Good luck on your reading and I'm so happy that you've joined this challenge. THANK YOU! =)

    Have a lovely week!

    April @ books4juliet

  4. Thanks April! I am enjoying it so far so I am sure it will be great. Thanks for having me along for this challenge.