This is week 3 of TBR Intervention, hosted by Books 4 Juliet. This meme is to try to get you to read books that have been on your TBR list forever. TBR stands for To-Be-Read. My TBR list on goodreads' has over 1000 books on it. I need to get cracking!
Last Week's Challenge
Last week I chose Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I love him and I haven't read enough of his books, so I'm trying to remedy that situation. This is the one that was on my TBR the longest. Plus it's one of only two that I have in my house. I did manage to finish the book, and I loved it. The main character is Richard Mayhew, an average, boring sort of man who lives in London. One day he and his fiance literally trip over a young woman bleeding in the streets. He takes her in to help her and gets sucked into the magical world of London Underground. Literally. I gave the book 5 stars. Loved it. Highly recommend for anyone who is a fan of alternate worlds hidden under our worlds, fantasy lovers, and fans of Neil's. If you aren't a fan of his, you're wrong.
This Week's Challenge
I've had The Golden Compass on my TBR list since April 2008. I have the three-book set, because I got it for my future children. I do that often. CJ has probably over 100 books that he won't be able to read for 10 years. But anywho, I want to read this and see if it is as good as some people think it is or if it is an evil Satan-worshipping book like some other people think it is. I saw the movie and I liked it, but it was obvious they were trying to be the next Harry Potter. Not going to happen people, can't be done.
PS. In other news, I only have 1 more book to read to finish up my goodreads' challenge of 52 books this year. I'm super-proud of myself. It is hard to find time to read with a 1 year old. Really. Really. Hard.