Saturday, October 15, 2011

TBR Intervention Challenge

TBR Intervention is a weekly challenge 
hosted by Dani@RefractedLight , Ayanami@Whatever you Can Still Betray,  and April@Books4Juliet

The goal of this challenge is to help each other (fellow readers and bloggers) manage our enormous and constantly growing TBR (To-Be-Read) List. The rules are simple and everyone is encouraged to participate. It does not force you to commit to more than what you can manage to read in a week or so, but participants are encouraged to read at least one book within a week. You are free to choose the book you want to read and commit to this challenge. You may post your entry every Saturday, at the frequency of your choice--EVERY WEEK or EVERY TWO WEEKS. However, we will sponsor this event regularly every Saturday.

Here are the rules:

1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it. Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one). 

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer). Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week.

3. Grab the TBR Intervention Button and post it on your blog sidebar so you will be constantly reminded of the challenge, making it easier for you to commit. This will also encourage other readers/bloggers/visitors to join the challenge.

4. Add the link to your post in the Linky below and make sure to visit the other blogs. Comment, encourage, and spread the love to our fellow readers. 

So, this is our first post. I sincerely hope to dwindle my TBR pile a little bit. Chances are I will just end up adding to it, though. 

The book from my TBR pile I commit to read is...

Redemption isn't a word Jim Heron knows much about-his specialty is revenge, and to him, sin is all relative. But everything changes when he becomes a fallen angel and is charge with saving the souls of seven people from the seven deadly sins. And failure is not an option. Vin DiPietro long ago sold his soul to his business, and he's good with that-until fate intervenes in the form of a tough- talking, Harley-riding, self-professed savior. But then he meets a woman who will make him question his destiny, his sanity, and his heart-and he has to work with a fallen angel to win her over and redeem his own soul. 

Reason - I have many of J.R. Ward's books on my TBR pile and keep hearing all kinds of wonderfully amazing stuff about her. Another blogger mentioned her Fallen Angel series so I figured I would start there. 

My problem with books I already own, is I read them immediately. Well most of them at least. I do have a couple I haven't read yet, but they aren't that old. Might as well get them knocked off my list anyway!
My first choice is...

Love ties them together. Death can't tear them apart.
Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding—and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.


Everyone is raving about these books and when I initially saw them...I thought - nah...not interested. However, the more reviews I read, the more I knew I had to read them. I think the covers are amazing and decided to buy both Shade and Shift in hardcover. I've had them for about two weeks (and yeah, they are the books I have owned the longest without reading) so now is as good of a time as any to start them. 


  1. I love love love Shade and Shift! I hope you'll be able to enjoy them as much as I did. It was heartbreakingly beautiful... I can't wait for Shine! I love Logan and Zach and Aura... It's like a roller coaster ride kind of feeling when I read this because of the emotional and romantic drama plus the mystery... I wonder who you'll fall for--logan or zach? They're both amazing to me! Wish i could have both! I can dream, right? Lol! Thank you for joining TBRIC! It's a great joy to have you in this event. Xoxo!!

  2. Yeah, I'm sorta neutral on those, too. I've never been all that big on ghost books. I've heard the rave reviews too, and it might be cool to pick up the first one and give it a go if I ever had the time. (Yeah, right! Time? Hello, optimism. :p) That book has a totally gorgeous cover, though. I will give it that. I hope that you enjoy it and look forward to hearing what you thought. :)

  3. I haven't read COVET but I heard good things about J.R. Ward's books. I'd say go with SHADE =) I totally love love love this book and I can't wait for SHINE! For me, Shade is heart-breakingly beautiful. It was like a roller coaster kind of feeling when I read it, because of the emotional tag and the romantic drama, plus the mystery... I think Shade is really good, it's sad and beautiful at the same time. I love Aura cos she's a strong heroine, and I love Logan and Zach. I love both guys, and I wish I can have them both! A girl can always dream, right? lol
    I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did. =) Thank you for joining TBRIC today =) I'm happy to have you in this event. xoxo!

  4. I have not read either of these. It sounds like you are in control of your TBR. Happy reading.

  5. Never read J.R. Ward, but I have become interested in reading Shade. I too bypassed them at first, but with all the attention Zachary Moore got with the book boy competition over at YA Sisterhood, I knew I had to pick this one up at some point. I mean, if he's a rival for Jace....then I gotta see what all the fuss is about, right? lol Great choices, and I can't wait to see what you think of them! :)

  6. Oooohhhh, Shade is good. *thumbs up*

    But I haven't heard of Covet before so thanks for the heads up.

  7. Hi,

    New follower from the blog hop please comes follow me back :)

    P.S I would love to be a part of your 12 day of christmas blog hop!

  8. stopping by to take a peak. Neither of these books ever hit my radar but best of luck to you!
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

  9. I have been broadening my horizon's to some Adult Fiction and that is what Covet is. I am really enjoying it so far. Thanks for stopping by.



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