November 13, 2011

TBR Intervention #2

So, I'm back this week with the TBR Intervention Challenge! If you still haven't caught up, this is a challenge feature hosted by April @ Books4Juliet, Dani @ Refracted Light and Ayanami @ Whatever You Can Still Betray. The whole point is to select one book that's been sitting in your TBR for way too long and then commit to read it during the following week. You can pick more than one book for the challenge if your pace allows for it, of you can join us every two weeks if you need extra time, the important thing is to manage that huge reading pile, one title at a time! If you want to join us -which would rock- you just have to head over to the blog of any of the hosts, read the rules and add your own challenge to the linky. Cool, right?

Technically speaking, the challenge goes up every Saturday, but last week I was late in joining and... okay, and I didn't post yesterday so that I got the extra few hours to finish my own challenge, which I did! Ready to see what went down this week?

Last week's TBR IC: Success! Here's my thoughts, in short: 

(re)Visions: Alice turned out to be just as great as I expected! All four of the stories were extremely original and stood up for different reasons - the first two dropped a bomb on me, for example! My favorite still was the third, though. Anyway, highly recommended - review coming up tomorrow, so be sure to check it out if you have the time!

Remembrance: Well, I'll say. You know the terrible hype that there's been around this book? How the cover kept popping up? It is SO justified. I loved the main characteres, even though at times I felt I wanted to strangle Drew (that's the hero). The main character's decisions were tough, but I was sympathetic to her plight. Only bad news? I really, really grew to hate her best friend. Which isn't so cool, since the sequel is told in her point of view... but still want to read Vengeance! Review for this one coming up the 17th, so stay tuned for more details.

This week's TBR IC:

-Original Blood is an indie novel about vampires, centered in the life of two women from the same family separated by a few hundred years - the one lived in England during the French Revolution, the other in current United States. I got it for review from the author, and I loved the concept. Got started yesterday night, after finishing Remembrance, and it's looking damn good! Since this book is longer than both of last week, I think I'm going to stick to it and nothing else.

So, that's my update. How about yours? Did you succeed? What are you planning to read? Good luck in your own challenge, and happy reading!


  1. Hi Ron! I think you did great in your two books. COngratulations! Two books down =) I'm looking forward to your reviews... especially about (re)Visions. I'm intrigued and I'm glad that you were able to enjoy it much. Good luck with your reading this week! (I need luck too! hahaha!) =)

    Have a great week Ron! XOXO!

  2. Oooo.... glad your TBRIC books were good ones this week! So Remembrance lived up to the hype, eh? Guess I really must read it then :) Looking forward to your review!

    Original Blood sounds very interesting Hope the journey to the end is as enjoyable as the beginning was :)

  3. Thanks for the support!

    @April: Hi! I'm super proud of having finished the two books, too... I thought I was going to flunk! (re)Visions review's up now, and I did talk a lot on that one!

    @Dani: Hehe... yep, I was very lucky. I hate it when I go with expectations and then get frustrated... besides, the review tends to suffer in those cases, even when I try to keep impartial! Remembrance was amazing, you really should read it. More gushing in a few days, though ;)

    Happy reading to both of you!