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Jtbr-dare-2014ames at James Reads Books is once again hosting the TBR Double Dog Dare and I’m signing up for it, which means that between 1 January and 1 April 2015 I can only read books that I already own and want to read. As he says:

Forget about keeping up with ARC’s, reading the latest nominees for whatever award they’re giving away this month. Never mind the best seller lists or the tiresome memoir your book club has forced on you.

So in practical terms that means Christmas presents are in, but birthday presents are out. Until April anyway. May still take part in some challenges but only if I want to and only using books I already have.

And if I do nothing else I will finally read Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates. I’ve only had it since the last century after all….

www_wednesdays4W… W… W… Wednesdays poses the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What am I currently reading?

Still really enjoying Trevor Royle’s book on Scotland in WWI, savouring it one chapter at a time. I am also close to the end of  Shoggoths in Bloom by Elizabeth Bear.

The Jonathan Strange Update

Stalled; still on page 122 but not even an overnight stay in Manchester with nothing to do and a long train journey home last night didn’t encourage me to pick it up and read 😦

What did I recently finish reading?

I finished Station Eleven (a cracker) and Zone One (zombies, Manhattan, horror) (both on Kindle) and zipped through.

What do I think I’ll read next?

Probably going to abandon any thoughts of continuing with my not terribly successful WWI reading list plan and will pick up either Lock In by John Scalzi or James Smythe’s The Testimony.

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