Wednesday, November 9, 2011
TBR & TBW
I usually let both of these lists grow until I’m the last one to read a popular novel and my DVR threatens to burst into flames. Then I like to do reading marathons. There is nothing more satisfying that a librarian asking me if I need extra time and watching her eyes widen when I say I’ll be back in a week.
My TBW list is a little harder because there are some shows that cannot be watched with the company of my family. Not because they are risqué but because I am surrounded by males and any show of emotion (last five min. of last week’s Vampire Diaries) is a display of weakness and leaves me open to incessant teasing. Of course this is done as they duck and dodge because everyone knows wooden coasters are to a suburban mother like Chinese throwing stars are to a Ninja.
I’m concentrating on YA novels at the moment but I like to throw in a little J.R. Ward (vampire biker porn) to cleanse the pallet of teenage angst once in a while. Small sample:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvator
Linger by Maggie Stiefvator
Fallen by Lauren Kate
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
And the entire Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
My TBW list is like a stew of awesome (which changes with the seasons).
The Secret Circle
Once upon a Time
I think our lists say a great deal about us. Like mine obviously saying I have a split personality. No big surprise there. What does yours say about you? Share your lists!