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Adam at Roof Beam Reader reminded me about a tag where you spell out the name of the blog site using the title of books on your TBR.  The idea started at Fictionophile and is now at On Bookes. 

The rules

  1. Spell out your blog’s name.
  2. Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter. (Note you cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your TBR.)
  3. Have fun!

I’m in need today of a diversion from gardening so here goes


B: Border Country by Raymond Williams:  The first book to be published in the  Library of Wales series. Published in the 1960s it had been out of print for several years.

O: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf:  I enjoyed Benediction by the same author but haven’t got around to this one yet. Nor have I seen the film.

O: Old Soldiers Never Die by Frank Richards: Another in the Library of Wales series.

K: The Kill by Emile Zola: Part of the 20-cycle Rougon Maquet series

E: Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton: Bought on a business trip to Michigan when I was trying to unwind in the bookshop after a very long day.

R: Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West: Wish I could remember when I bought this and was prompted me to do so


T: Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa Klausmann: A bargain purchase in a very unusual location – a local branch of Poundstretchers.

A: Armadale by Wilkie Collins: I went through a phase of reading Collins back in the 1980s but never got to this. It’s moved house three times…..

L: Long Song by Andrea Levy: I think I bought this when the local library had the first – and the best – of their sales. Since then the pickings have been very slim indeed.

K: King Rat by James Clavell : I tried reading Shogun but gave up after about 50 pages. My husband assures me this is a million time better.

Have I learned anything from this little exercise?  Not really other than I appear to have a dirth of books whose titles begin with the letter K. Fortunately my blog name didn’t have a third K otherwise I’d have been at a loss (an excuse to go buying maybe??). But of B’s and L’s I have an embarrassment of riches.



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