Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My TBR pile...

It's my turn, it's my turn to show you my TBR pile...

I was taking one of the hardcover down from my shelves and the pile fell off... from my shelf onto my TV, onto the VCR... onto the floor T_T I had DVDs on the TV... hopefully, they're okay T_T I know that the box got a bit cracked (sob, sob, sob).

So here's my TBR pile: basically, my TBR pile is divided into three.

1) my Real TBR pile as in the books are waiting to be read

The Trouble with Magic by Madelyn Alt
The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout
The Stiff and the Dead / A dose of Murder / One Dead Under the Cuckoo's Nest by Lori Avocato
Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Divine by Mistake by P.C. Cast
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
Don't say a word / Taken / Played by Barbara Freethy
Tall, Dark and Dead by Tate Hallaway
Aphrodite's Secret by Julie Kenner
Soft Focus / Sweet Fortune by Jayne Ann Krentz (library book)
The Shop and Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Marriage by Design by Lynn Micheals
The Care and Feeding of Unmarried Men by Christie Ridgway
Diamond / Lucky by Sharon Sala
Be Mine Tonight by Kathryn Smith
Poison Study /Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
Confidence Game by Michelle M. Welch
The Mistress by Susan Wiggs

Total: 26 books

2) The Skimmed Pile: books that I've bought and skimmed through the books, enough to know what's the story, but missing the details

The Dream Thief by Shana Abé
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
The Weather Warden series (1-4) by Rachel Caine
A Southern Vampire series (1-4) by Charlaine Harris
Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts
Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Total: 12 books

3) The I don't feel like reading pile books : books that I've bought on impulse and lost the motivation to read... which are not really part of the TBR pile, because unless I really have nothing to read, I won't get to them ^^;

Ghosts of Boyfriends Past by Carly Alexander
Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur
Confessions of a Lingerie Addict by Jennifer Ashley
Without You by Mary Lynn Baxter
Death by Inferior Design by Leslie Caine
Mum's the Word by Kate Collins
Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg
Snoops in the city by Darlene Gardner
To the Edge / To the Brink by Cindy Gerard
Eyes of Fire by Heather Graham
To Catch a Wolff by Susan Krinard
Much Ado in the Moonlight by Lynn Kurland
Sword of Darkness by Kinley MacGregor
Split by Tara Moss
The Shadow by Shelley Munro
Bitten & Smitten / Angel with Attitude by Michelle Rowen
Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow
Black Ice by Anne Stuart
Finding Mary Blaine by Jodi Thomas

Total: 21 books *might have more in my pile belonging to this pile

So that's it. Grand total of 59 books :D

Pictures to come :D


  1. Another one who has Lord of Scoundrels AND Magic Study and hasn't read them yet! I'm going to have to kill you and Dance Chica. :-P

    Oh gawd don't read Sword of Darkness. Ever. I read one book by that woman and was scared for life. LOL.

    Impressive! I hope your DVDs are OK. I a so anal about mine I keep them in my room where NOBODY can get to them. EVER.

    Well, except my mom but I love her enough to trust her with them. LOL.

  2. Hey Mailyn,

    I know, I'm getting to them... esp. LoS, no choice since it's a library book, but waiting eagerly for the reprint... As for Magic Study, getting there, getting there, getting there...

    Sword of Darkness, hmmm, I don't know what I feel about that one. Probably won't buy the sequel. By the way, talking about this author, it seems that Dream Hunter is being released in paperback, I guess the sales flop for Dark Side of the Moon.

    I hope so too. I'm not as anal about the DVDs as my sister is. (She wanted to change the box because it was a bit bruised when I first bought it... Lucky for her, one of the DVD didn't work well, so we had an exchange where she could choose a perfect box.) Actually, I'm not that good at taking care of my books, that's why most of the time I'm wondering if I should buy some of the books in two copies to have at least one nice and pristine copy.

  3. LOL @ Mailyn! :-P

    Funny, I also bought both Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur and Working for the Devil by Lilith Saintcrow on impulse, then lost the motivation to read them (esp. the latter since Mailyn's brutal review! LOL)

    Moon Called by Patricia Briggs, The Weather Warden series (1-4) by Rachel Caine and the Southern Vampire series (1-4) by Charlaine Harris are all books which I enjoyed.

    Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn was OK. I have a review up...

    Hmm...maybe I should add pictures too! (Stealing your idea here! :-P)

  4. I take good care of my books. Anal! LMAO. I can't stand seeing them with stuff all over it or falling all over the place. I'm actually making my very own booshelves this weekend so wish me luck!

    I have no clue on Kenyon's DH series sonce I don't like it either. But I do want to read Ash's book and I LOVE Simi!

    LMAO DC, just trying to help the public by preventing them from reading bad books. :-P

  5. I have a bunch of books that I've bought and then decided that I don't want anymore. Don't you hate that?!

    I agree with Mailyn--you have to read Lord of Scoundrels and Magic Study!

  6. OK - I'm with Mailyn - You HAVE to read Lord of Scoundrels. Another one that is in your third pile that you might never get to that should be moved to will read it is Black Ice by Anne Stuart. If you like dark ambiguous heroe's - he's one for sure!!

  7. LOL, we should start the Lord of Scoundrels book club or something.

    Oh that gives me an idea! Dam you people for giving me more work. :-P

  8. I second Mailyn and Kristie on LOS and Black Ice. I found the hero a bit too harsh for me in Black Ice but it was still a great story, fast moving, complex and dark. As for LoS, I'd also get the the other three, The Lions' Daughter, Captives of the night, and the Last Hellion.

    I enjoyed seeing your piles.

    That came out wrong :-)

  9. Hey girls,

    crazy busy day today... I'm exhausted.

    I just started LoS. Happy? :P

    DC - I want to see your pile :D yes, pics! I got Moon Called and The Weather Warden series after reading your post... I was in a paranormal mood... I don't know what happened with the Weather Warden... maybe it's because I read the end of the 4th book first (yeah, I do that often)... by the way, how was Firestorm? As for Full Moon Rising, well the female lead had sex with more than one partner... *sigh* I'm the one woman, one man kind of woman ^^; I didn't read Mailyn's review of Lilith Saintcrow's book... should go in the archives.

    Mailyn - I'm what you would call: careless. it's not that I don't care about my stuff, but I just can't help it. T_T and Good luck with the shelves! I wish I had place in my room, but I don't.
    AS for DH, I'm not sure that I want to read Ash's book... but I want to read Joe and Tee's book in her BAD series.

    Jennie - I do hate that indeed! In my defense, I will say that most of those books I bought because I was really bored and down.

    Zeek - Don't be!

    Kristie - I'll try to move it out from the pile... slowly. at least, these books belong to me.

    Mailyn - it's not just that we give you more work, it's because you also have lots of good ideas ;D

    Laura - Are those books you've rec. are a series?

    "I enjoyed seeing your piles."- hmmm, it came out wrong?

  10. Nath sweets, that third pile? That is still considered part of your TBR pile. Nice try ;) That's the thing about TBR piles, they have books that are 'not right now' and then you go through the 250 books and realize you have nothing to read.

    Wait. I'm projecting.


  11. Cindy - well, at least I had to try right? Although, actually, the third pile, half of it is going to to UBS... so if anyone wants something out of it, tell me now :D And Cindy, I did add them to the grand total :P

  12. Nath,
    when you read LoS you'll briefly meet Vere Malloroy. The Last Hellion is his story. Also, in Los you'll meet the Comte d'Esmond and Leila Beaumont. Captives of the night is both their stories. In Captives of the night you hear about a disasterous lost love of the Comte d'Esmond when he was younger. The Lion's Daughter has that story but its really the story of Esme Broadmoor and Varina St. George. I read them in that order and you can read them in any order. They stand on their own very well. The interesting thing is the 'feel' of the first two (Lion's Daughter and Captives...) versus the last two (LoS and Last Hellion). I enjoyed them all. Chase is very talented in character development.
    What a chatterbox I am. *embarrassed*

  13. I'm with everyone on LoS!!!

    But Magic Study?!
    Hmmm...I gotta find a copy!

    So many books, ain't it grand?!
    I couldn't imagine life without books...the horror!



  14. Laura - No, no, no. You're not a chatterbox! That's why I luv blogs. You get ppl recommendations and opinions on books and authors!

    Sandie - Yes, I remember reading your review :D I'd probably die to death if I didn't have books!