WUT how is it even Tuesday again?!? How time flies. I HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A SPECTACULAR TIME.*
WELL (surprise, surprise) I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday as per the ushe**, and this week’s prompt is for our Fall TBR. NOW. I don’t believe in TBRs. Mostly because I can never keep to them when I set myself one :,) SO instead of my fall TBR I giveth unto thou*** ten books that are sitting on my shelf begging to be read while I avoid them awkwardly for no real reason.
*I like to shout compliments at people. I find it boosts morale
**This is supposed to be short for usual?!? I cannot for the life of me think of a spelling that makes sense. HALP.
***ONCE AGAIN I AM MAKING TOTAL SENSE
I KID YOU NOT, DEMONS. This book has been on my shelf for literally a year now, along with its two sad companions. It wants to be read. I want to read it. And yet, for no reason fathomable to man, I cannot bring myself to pick them up.
IT WASN’T MEANT TO BE OKAY. So instead I just cover them with all my bookish candles so I don’t have to feel so bad. Also I sing a song about some of my favorite things.
It’s story time kids, make yourselves comfortable.
Like many, many souls out there, I, too grew up in the world of our beloved Harry Potter*, and I was pretty young when they were coming out. Thusly, I knew nothing like our dear friend Jon Snooooo, and I understood like 2% of what went on in the last three books.
This year, I decided to reread them FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER. I got through book four, and when it came time for Order of the Phoenix I panicked and hid it in a dark corner because WHY IS IT SO DANG HUGE BARTHOLOMEW.
*Side note: IS ANYONE ELSE UPSET THAT JK ROWLING HAD HARRY NAME HIS SON ALBUS SEVERUS. Like. Is there an uglier name out there. IS THIS AN UNPOPULAR OPINION
**ALSO fun trivia fact: Apparently this book was the second one ever to be added to the Goodreads database?!?! It’s index number is 2, and I’m assuming that each book that gets added is a number higher…
I finally own the entire The Mortal Instruments series!! cue cheering AAAAND I was a responsible bean and read the first two books THIS MONTH. And then someone informed me that one should most definitely read The Infernal Devices before reading the last book and now I have anxiety awkward laugh
FUN FACT ABOUT ESTHER: She has to own all of a series before reading because not having the next book on hand is scary. Excuse me while I hide.
SO NOW before I continue with TMI I have to buy TID and I am broketh. Cry for me. PITY MEEEEE. Also for some reason I had to search for a really long time to find them in hardcover!?!?! What is this black magic Germany?!? WHY IS IT SO HARD TO GET HARDCOVER BOOKS HERE.
Literally there is no reason I am avoiding this book.
None at all.
And yet look at me hiding expertly from it by putting it in my will probably maybe perhaps read one day when all the other books in the world are read pile.
Avoidance level: BOSS
THIS ONE IS A CHEAT OKAY. I’m not actually avoiding it, it’s avoiding me.
IT HASN’T SHIPPED YET AND IT’S HURTING MY SOUL.
There was some sort of issue and I’ll just have to wait, and then the shipping will probably take forever AND SOMEONE PITY MEEEEE
Again. No real reason.
OKAY I LIE. I have heard through the vine of scrumptiously firm grapes that Blackhearts is a retelling of Blackbeard, our favorite pirate. AND WE ALL KNOW I LOVE PIRATES. BUUUUUT i have also heard that Blackhearts reads more like an historical fiction romance (???) and has not so much pirate-ing as Blacksouls, which is making me put it off.
BUT I SWEAR I WILL READ IT SOOOON.
SPEAKING OF PIRATES.
These river pirates are calling to my soul. That’s all I know about this book.
That, and THE COVER IS STUNNING OKAY. And the hardcover jacket has actual glitter on the title <3*
The reason for putting it off is none other than other books keep somehow getting priority?!?!? Don’t ask me how that happens. I don’t make the decisions around here.**
*Glitter wins me over every time
**Also don’t ask me who does make the decisions because I don’t know that either
I know absolutely nothing about this book.
That’s a lie.
I know it’s about a girl. Who just happens to not be made from flesh and blood, but fire and thorns. AND THAT SOUNDS PAINFUL.
I like painful. And bloody.
And yet this book has also been on my shelf for like A YEAR NOW.*
*I HAVE COMMITMENT ISSUES pray for me
SO it turns out I don’t actually have THAT many unread books on my shelf?!?!? YAY ME*
That is not to say that there aren’t many books on my wish list and want to read lists. But I’m far too traumatized to speak about THOSE at the moment…
*but also I’m crying because I need more books and I’m literally broke and I keep spending my money on frivolous things so there is nothing left for books SOMEONE STOP MEEEE
What are some books that have been on your shelf the longest? Do you avoid books for no good reason?? OR ARE YOU AN ACTUAL SANE PERSON?!? Have you read any of these and wish to yell at me to read them? YELL AWAY, BARTHOLOMEW.