Random BOOKPILE POOL

There are so many books I want to read and I can’t find the time to read them all.

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Some of the books I want to read I buy and then store for later. Then they end up on the shelf and wait for me to get the time to read them. After a while I even forgot why I wanted to read them and the dust settles on them.

To make matters worse I have shopping sprees on my tablet with the Kindle application.

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End result is that while my walls are nicely sound proofed and warm proofed for the winter THEY ARE CLUTTERED with random paper books.

This is why I decided to make a pool out of 5 random paper books from my bookshelves and the one that gets picked goes on the reading list for the next month.

For this FIRST RANDOM BOOKPILE POOL I decided to weed out some of the books I wanted to read few times and then skipped out on them for one reason or other. After I read the book that has been picked on the pool I will post a review.

Here is what the pile looks like:

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Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton is a Ravenloft novel. It is a horror story by one of my favorite authors. Most of her work is spiced up with supernatural and kinky elements and I expect the same from this one.

The reason I want to read it: I’m reading two UF series by this author and would like to see how good is she when writing standalone novels like this one.

Real World by Natsuo Kirino is a Japanese writer that has coined her own genre called feminist noir. I’m interested in Japanese cultural quirks and this novel seemed like interesting enough to read. I got it on sale so that was also a factor and the reason I own a paper copy.

The reason I want to read it: I don’t read many contemporary and modern author novels and this will be a nice change of pace from UF and romance genre I’ve been reading a lot lately

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group by Catherine Jinks is YA novel I got on sale. My boss made a joke that I had to read it and after a few laughs I decided to get it.

The reason I want to read it: I find the title to be funny and interesting. It fits well with some other books I read and liked. Also I’m looking forward to the YA supernatural drama!

The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu is one of the oldest novels in history. That it has been written by a female is an added bonus! It offers insightful look into 11th century Japan aristocracy.

The reason I want to read it: It is filled with social observations on Japanese cultural and social observations from millennium ago and that alone is fascinating enough!

Transman of Gor by John Norman is novel written in the 1966. It is first of 33 books in the series called Chronicles of Gor. The reviews on how bad this series is are many. Most comments are on the account its likeness with Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian series published fifty years before (1917). Also one of the most commented things about these books is obsession with degradation of women throughout the series.

The reason I want to read it: I had to see for myself is it as bad as those who read it claim to be.

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