Embarrassment of Riches Challenge – February Check-In

Leave your February “Embarrassment of Riches” stats!  [I’ll post mine later, sorry, I suck, I didn’t have time to do this earlier.]



ECRTBR February reads:

Does starting a book on the TBR pile and deciding not to read it count? The  pile just got shorter, right? But I didn’t read it. Okay, so A Bride Most Begrudging doesn’t count. Why didn’t I read it? I explain why here. Short form: I realized it seems to break some rules that annoy me so much I didn’t want to use this book to form an opinion of Christian fiction.

But I did read a different book that had been on my Kindle for a very long time, another book I picked up free somewhere, The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen.I liked it a lot. And it counts for both my challenges, historical and TBR. Two-fer!

I also read read 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King. That was on my mental TBR list from the time I knew it was going to be published, and I bought it right before the end of 2012 just so it would make it on my official TBR list for this challenge. But does it count as historical? I guess it does, even though I was alive during this history. I am now officially old, right?

That’s only two books from the TBR pile this time.

As for the historical challenge, I also read The Notorious Atherton (to be published in July by Patricia Rice), and listened to Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley (1950s England), Passions of a Wicked Earl by Lorraine Heath (not up to her usual standard), Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman (better than the previous one).

Current stats:

Embarrassment of Riches: 8/24

Bonus round for samples read: 1/50 (still, none this month but I added more samples, this is not quite the way it’s supposed to work?)

Historical: 8/? (I need to check my target. I don’t remember.)

I have yet to read actual PRINT books from my physical TBR pile. Must amend that. However, right now I have library books to read before they get turned in, and also a book to beta for a friend, so need to handle that stuff first!

Post your February stats in comments. Link back to your blog or goodreads or anywhere else you have it, if you want!

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14 responses to “Embarrassment of Riches Challenge – February Check-In

  1. I only have one more review to add this month which brings me to a total of 4 for the challenge. Got a little sidetracked this month — hopefully I’ll have more to add in March 🙂


    2 print books and 2 ebooks from last year–you’ve motivated me

  3. Kit Kerr

    I had a bad cold or flu or something for most of the month, so I got a lot of reading done! First, all 9 volumes of the Oxford UP edition of the complete Sherlock Holmes — okay, so they were very slim volumes, but I’ve had them for years. A nice thick one was the first volume of R.F. Fosters’ bio of William Butler Yeats. I’ve also had that for years. For something completely different, I finished Owen Davies’ GRIMOIRES: A History, a fairly recent purchase but definitely from the TBR pile. And finally, SCHOLASTIC MAGIC by Michael Swartz. I did get a little farther into Kevin Butler’s ROMAN SYRIA, a little. This is not exactly a thrilling read . . .

  4. I think I read ONE book from my TBR this month, only because my bookclub picked it after I forced it on them. Thought I STARTED one other one that has been gathering dust for years, so hopefully I can count it in March. I need to move it because I am at 8/50 or 16% with almost 17% of the year completed. Dang me and the new shiny books I can’t seem to resist. Such tough problems. 🙂

  5. It’s been a slow, slow month reading wise due to family emergencies. However, that said, I did read “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” by Eben Alexander, M.D. A good read.

    And I’m still reading Stephen King’s 11/22/1963, which is still as good as when I started.

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  7. I couldn’t find a January Link-up, so I put my January and February books in this linky.

    I finished 4 books for January and 4 for February!

  8. Avid Series Reader

    I couldn’t find a March link-up, so I’ll add my March reviews here. It would be really helpful to have a link to the current review page in the sidebar (I’ve seen that for challenges on other book blogs).

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  12. Hello! I put 5 novels in this link group. This page was a bit wonky for me so I kept it short. I hope people browse and stumble upon our reviews, no matter the age. Yours Sincerley, Carolyn of ‘RIEDEL Fascination‘.

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