Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Got a TBR Pile... How Exciting

This weekend I read Where'd You Go, Bernadette which was a popular book a few years ago. It's a really funny take on Seattle and Seattle culture but ultimately wasn't a very good book. After the Seattle insider jokes it went flat. Badly flat.

I started reading Just Kids by Patti Smith, an autobiography about her life with Robert Mapplethorpe. Really well written. Very enjoyable. I'm enjoying the image of a bohemian New York and how these two artists really became the artists they are. Very much a book that one absorbs and really experiences.

So about this TBR pile... I have a Kindle with more than 100 titles I haven't read. But none of them were really important to me. But right now I have To Paris With Love by Eloisa James. the new Rose Lerner book, the new Sarah Addison Allen book and a few more. And I'm excited.

With an ereader one can easily store titles and pay no attention to what's there to read. But having books that I want to read, that's such another story. I feel like I just emerged from a really long illness and now I have books to read.

But first I need to read more about Patti Smith's life before she discovered rock n roll.

It's really good.


  1. Yay for a TBR list... I have one but I ignore it... :D Please do a review of the Patti Smith book when you're done? I've heard her name but not sure who she is. Or Robert Mapplethorpe... I know, I've been living in my Hobbit hole for too long and forgot to come out.


  2. I don't know them either, Lea, so a review (or at least an explanation) is definitely in order.

    Now, whether we'll get one is a whole different question, lol.

  3. So, shall I bring wine while we wait? :D