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2021: January Review

Last year I began posting monthly ‘face the verdict’-type posts to keep track of my TBR. I’m going to try making that a more general month-in-review post that also takes care of un-reviewed works, and keeps track of my challenge … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: 2020

The following titles were TBR titles read in 2020. From August on, they were part of the on-going Scaling Mount Doom series, in which I suspended book purchases except as rewards for reading TBR titles. The ban on book purchases … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: November 2020

After three months of ruthlessly driving the enemy before me, my advance on the Pile of Doom has er…not been so advance-y. Here is hoping that I have not met my Marne. TBR Books Read in November:Defeat in the West, … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: October 2020

So hey, it turns out having COVID is really good for working on one’s literary goals. I realized when trying to reconcile my list with goodread’s that I never reported reading The Demon’s Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: September 2020

Beginning last month, I decided to start doing a monthly ‘face-the-verdict’ post  to help me stay focused on my TBR takedown, and the related goal of further minimizing my book collection. This month bears witness to the fact that I’m … Continue reading

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Scaling Mount Doom: August 2020

At the end of July I hit on an idea for reconciling my growing TBR Pile of Doom with my  intractable hunger for more books:  for every four TBR books I read, I’d allow myself to buy one book.  In … Continue reading

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