Blog Page Update: Self-Published Reviews

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I’ve been meaning to work on editing and updating my blog for…(checks calendar)…years. Other than a few tweaks to my rating system page the only thing I’ve really done is add more reviews and other blog posts to my Home Page/Archives. I did add a new page devoted to The Great Series Read Project recently but it is still kind of unfinished. The blog is a bit of a mess and needs some attention. Continue reading

The Great Series Read Project

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I have a problem.

And be honest with me…you have this problem too.

We see a new book series that looks awesome as hell, read the first book, and then get distracted by some new series that comes out (like a dog chasing a squirrel) and we never get around to finishing the series. Or maybe we don’t finish due to financial issues or some other reason. But we all do it. Don’t pretend you don’t. Yeah I know some of you wait until a series is finished and binge the whole thing, but not all of you. Not most of you.

And I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS intend to go back and finish these series that I’ve neglected. Sometimes I do. Many times I don’t.

You know what I’ve been missing? Something to motivate me other than guilt. That is until Caitlin G. launched The Great Series Read Project over on her blog Realms of My Mind. Caitlin compiled a list of the series she’s started but not finished, then added series she’s completed or is up to date on, and then added some “candidate” series for the future. Her plan is to read one book a month back-to-back until she completes a series. Once she posted about it on her blog I told her I was stealing the idea. Since then Imyril over at There’s Always Room For One More, Lisa from Dear Geek Place, and Susy over at Susy’s Cozy World have joined the project. Below are links to their lists… Continue reading

What I’m Reading: Legacy of Ash

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I’m trying a few new things this year to add some variety to the blog. One of them is to let you know what I”m currently reading. I have no idea if you care, or if you’ll find it interesting but I’m gonna try it out for a while and see.

I also have to admit I’m writing this today because I’ve been sick for over a week (first a bad cold that turned into the crud) and I’m still not in the right headspace to write a review this weekend even though I really need to get a couple of them written. Continue reading

Christmas Eve Reads: 2019

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Time for my annual Christmas Eve reads post…

Christmas is filled with traditions. You know this even if you don’t celebrate the holiday. Here in the U.S. you can’t avoid the craziness of the nationwide offering to Mammon that is Black Friday and the entire shopping season during the run up to Christmas Day. The stores are filled with holiday items for sale the moment Halloween is over. And then there’s the Christmas music, because there’s always at least one person you know who wants to listen to nothing but Christmas music all day, every day, from Thanksgiving Halloween until Christmas day. There’s always one. If you do celebrate Christmas then add to that Christmas Eve services, family gatherings, Christmas dinner, office parties, gift exchanges, leaving cookies and milk for Santa, and opening gifts on Christmas morning. Traditions. Continue reading

My 2nd Blogiversary

A couple of days ago I quietly hit the two year mark for the blog. I wasn’t going to say anything and just let it slip by. I’m not really big on celebrating big events in my life, I don’t like a lot of attention on my birthday, or Father’s Day or things like that. But the more I thought about it the last couple of days the more I wanted to say SOMETHING about this milestone. And the thing I most wanted to say? Continue reading

Author Interview: Nancy O’Toole Meservier

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Today I’m excited because I have Indie/Self-Published author Nancy O’Toole Meservier joining me here on Off The TBR for a little chat as part of her blog tour for Black And Blue!

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Nancy is the author of the Red And Black series, which as of July 29th is now up to two books with the publication of Black And Blue. Red And Black is superhero urban fantasy with perhaps a little bit of a romance twist. Let’s talk to Nancy and find out more… Continue reading

My Review Hiatus: Bathroom Repairs

Some of you may have noticed it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a review. Most of you probably didn’t notice because…well…it’s not like I’m super famous or anything. Anyway, for those who may have noticed and wondered what’s up, I’ve been busy with some bathroom repairs.

A few months ago the dry wall on the ceiling above our shower head started peeling back then just dropping into the tub. It also started peeling down the wall. We’d just spent a bunch of money on plumbing repairs so we let it go a little longer than we should before getting it fixed. Thankfully a friend of mine does interior work in homes and said he’d patch it up for me since I didn’t know how to do it. He cut a hole, put in the new drywall and patched it all up. Continue reading

Ben Galley Blog Tour: Chasing Graves Review

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I was contacted back in April about participating in a crazy blog tour event hosted by TheWriteReads. Over 100 bloggers reading and reviewing one of four books by independent fantasy author Ben Galley. I chose Chasing Graves as it had been on my list of want to read titles since it was published and I figure this was a great opportunity to knock it out. I was sent a copy of this book by TheWriteReads as part of this blog tour. Now…Let’s jump right in… Continue reading

Review Requests Open Again

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The review request window on Off The TBR is open once again! I’m referring to it as a window because I could shut it again at any time. If I do it will probably be for one of two reasons:

  • I’ve received too many requests and need to pause in order to get caught-up
  • Life has gotten too busy outside the blog and I can’t keep up with reading and reviews

Both circumstances should (hopefully) only bring a temporary window close.

I’ll be taking most of this post and copying it directly to my Review Request & Contact Info page as well as my Rating System page. So really this is an announcement and a copy of what you’ll see on those pages. Both will be updated prior to this post going live. Continue reading