2019 TBR: Part 1 (updated)

My Goodreads 2019 goal. Ideally I’d want to bump that up to 50. Plans, plans, plans …

Frank Zappa had it spot on, that one sentiment that chants like a mantra subconsciously in the minds of all book lovers, “So many books, so little time.” And we build empire state buildings of books we’d like to devour but don’t actually get to. Reading challenges like this aim to help us keep the dust off the covers.

In this part one of perhaps seven I’ll let you in on a few of the books I physically have at hand.

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The Harry Potter Spells Tag

Hey, folks! Happy new year to you all. I’m forwarding this tag I saw on Reading by The Moonlight, and being the Potterhead I always claim to be I decided to do it. Each tag has a spell related question (reflecting the nature of each spell).

Like Zoë, I won’t tag anyone in particular. If you’d like please go ahead join in, you can leave the link of yours in the comments. I’ll check it out and include it at the end of this post. I’d hoped to have finished this before Christmas, but it’s here now.

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Quote: On Perseverance


The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.


Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

I keep returning to John Green’s labyrinth (Looking for Alaska, a book that you totally should read). I came across this quote by the late Prof. Randy Pausch.

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