Cleaning Up The TBR #5

Back in November last year, I did my first “Cleaning Up the TBR” post, something I first saw over on Fictionophile, who had seen it on Lost in a Story, and thought it was a really good idea. I know I’m not the only one who thought the same as I was seeing it everywhere so I am glad to jump on the bandwagon. Hopefully no one will mind 🙂

The idea is you take your Goodreads TBR list, sort by ascending date added, and look at the oldest five to ten items on your list. If you haven’t read them by now, are you likely to? Why or why not? If you want to keep them, make the case. This is my fifth visit to the list so far, with the last one in May. Here’s what’s next on the list…Read More »

How Much the Heart Can Hold: Seven Stories on Love

How much can the heart holdHow Much the Heart Can Hold is a collection of seven short stories on love, written by seven different authors.  I wanted to read it because they were short stories, which are one of my favourite things to read; I was nervous to read it because it had love in the title, and love stories are not one of my favourite things.

In the introduction, this reaction is one the editor says she is used to, this expectation that the stories will be on romantic love.  She is quick to stress that this isn’t the case.  Instead, the inspiration behind this collection comes from the Ancient Greek’s idea of love and that there are different aspects to it: familial love, charitable, passion and desire, love of self amongst them.  That the book looks at love from these angles makes the stories much more interesting that they might first appear.Read More »