Down the TBR Hole | #3

Down the TBR Hole | #3

Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lia @ Lost in a Story

Welcome to the third instalment of Down the TBR Hole! I’ve been having a great time with Down the TBR Hole so far and am loving getting my GR shelves in better order. I’ve been adding a lot of books to my TBR recently though so I have a lot of organizing to do to keep it contained!

How it works:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 books)
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

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October TBR | Black History Month

October TBR | Black History Month

Hello Panda friends!

October is set to be a super busy month for me. If you saw my most recent installment of The Sunday Post you will have read that I will now be juggling postgraduate study with my blogging, reading and reviewing! Whilst I really enjoyed my time away from the restrictions of TBR’s, I know that I will need to be a lot more organized from now on if I’m going to be able to balance my academic and personal reading lists so I’m bringing back my monthly TBR posts, at least for the time being.

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Most Popular Books versus the Highest Rated Books on my TBR

Most Popular Books versus the Highest Rated Books on my TBR

This past week has ended up being a very Goodreads inspired blogging week. This time I’ve been inspired by Destiny’s super fun post. The aim is to sort your Goodreads TBR shelf according to the number of ratings (“num ratings”) and share the books which are the most popular.

When I tried it out the other day I thought it was really interesting alternating between the most popular books and the highest rated books on my TBR because those two things are very different. So I’m going to divide this post into most popular versus highest rated for a fun comparison! As there are quite a few books which appeared on my highest rated list that either hadn’t been reviewed as the book isn’t released yet (and no ARCs released) or only had less than 5 reviews, I will only be including books that have been released (including ARCs) and that have more than 30 reviews.

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Top 10 Tuesday | Books I meant to read in 2017 but never did!

Top 10 Tuesday | Books I meant to read in 2017 but never did!

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly book tag run by The Broke and the Bookish who provide us with a different prompt every week! Anyone is welcome to join in on their blog, in the comments or any other way. 

– Top 10 Books I Meant to Read in 2017 –

This one was harrrddd to pick only 10 books for because like most other readers I am guilty over an overflowing TBR list. There were a few books that I picked up at the end of 2016, as well as early in 2017, that I never ended up reading last year as I kept buying more… So, in no particular order, here is a list for you all to witness my shame!

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ARC Review: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African-American Vaudeville | A Comprehensive Look at the Evolution of the Blues

ARC Review: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African-American Vaudeville | A Comprehensive Look at the Evolution of the Blues

TITLE: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African-American Vaudeville 1899-1926
AUTHOR: Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: February 2017; University Press of Mississippi
GENRE: Non-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: black southern vaudeville, development of the blues, leading role of women of colour, racial segregation, appropriation by white people, academic text
REPRESENTATION:
women of colour, bisexual woc, lesbian woc, people of colour 
CONTENT NOTICES:
minstrelsy, racism, racial segregation and Jim Crow, alchoholism

amazon // book depository // goodreads

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