kris, slayer extraordinaire

Forgetting the fact that I am expecting two more books from a previous order at The Book Depository, that I just ordered 7 yaoi manga during their sale, that while I was at the Mumma’s yesterday I snitched a YA from her teacherley carton of ‘let’s see what class sets of books we can order’ and that I forgot I was participating in a someone-else-pick-a-book-for-me challenge, I proved myself to be an awesome tbr slayer over the weekend by killing dead 8 (including the one stolen from the Mumma) print books. Yay me!!!

Granted I’m likely to only hold the position of tbr slayer (very) temporarily, but still…


Did I mention that I also picked up a book whilst shopping on Saturday?? Umm, let’s just forget that one then, shall we…


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17 Responses to kris, slayer extraordinaire

  1. Eight books? Which ones? How long were they? *bows down to book reading Jedi master*

  2. Tam says:

    Yay you!!!! Sigh. Not me. I did finish one and read two new shorts. Its almost like I have to read them immediately when I get them or I lose interest. Poor little orphan books.

  3. Kris says:

    The reading force is strong with me.

    To be honest…

    *one was a sequel that I finally admitted to myself I just wasn't interested in reading (especially once I'd read the ending)

    *two were dnfs – just couldn't get into 'em at all (and I cheated by reading their endings)

    *Emily Gee's “The Laurentine Spy” (416 pages)

    *”Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (320 pages)

    *The Cast's “Hunted” (YA – 323 pages)

    *John Marsden's “Tomorrow When The War Began” (YA – 304 pages)

    *Susan Hill's “The Battle for Gullywith” (YA – 314 pages)

  4. Kris says:

    Tam: “Its almost like I have to read them immediately when I get them or I lose interest.”

    Tell me about it. *sigh* I told you that I'm not counting my ebooks and this is the very reason for that.

  5. Whoa, I'm impressed by the eight books (whether or not a couple were DNF). I'm really impressed with the average length you're reading being about 300 pages! I can't even read m/m as fast as I'd like to, and those novels are usually only 120 pages!

  6. Lily says:

    Very impressive!!

  7. Tam says:

    I've been the opposite with numbers. I just did an update tonight and since the 25th I've read 250 pages. WTF? I usually read that in a day or two. LOL I don't count the rereads I've done because I can just skim through that and just stop and read the parts I enjoy (and no, its not always the sex scenes – pervs). I'm sure I'll get back in the saddle soon.

  8. Kris says:

    Val: I speed read, which is a holdover from my university days and my EDJ and is not always a good thing… especially for my budget. LOL.

    Lily: Not really. My master card hates me. I just got rid of another dnf book, which brings my print book tbr down to 3… for the moment.

    Tam: “and no, its not always the sex scenes – pervs”

    You trying to convince us or yourself??

  9. you has earned your cookies this weekend *nods*

  10. Kris says:

    Especially wet and nekkid cookies that the kitteh cooked up special. *nom, nom, nom*

  11. Ingrid says:

    Really impressive. Even I don't manage.
    Speed reading is nice …….. for uni but isn't it nicer to savour and enjoy a book sometimes??

  12. Tracy says:

    You the best slayer of books are. Ok – I'm no Yoda but that's damned awesome woman! Oh if only I were a speed reader. I'd have all my tbr books read. I can only hope to one day be as incredible as you.

  13. Kris says:

    Ingrid: “Speed reading is nice …….. for uni but isn't it nicer to savour and enjoy a book sometimes??”

    Yep. Unfortunately it's a nasty habit now. 😦

    Tracy: Are you back from your dirty ladies w/end away??

    “I can only hope to one day be as incredible as you.”

    You may aspire to be me; however, there can only be one Kris. 😉

  14. Ingrid says:

    You may aspire to be me; however, there can only be one Kris. 😉

    Thank heavens for that. I don´t think we can survive with another Kris *g*

  15. Kris says:

    *beams* Thank you, Ingrid!

    Oh wait.


  16. orannia says:

    *sits down and stares at Kris in awe*

    Eight in one go? Well, one weekend?

    Oh, how was The Laurentine Spy? That's on my TBR list (and the author is a Kiwi 🙂

    Ingrid: There can be only one!

  17. Kris says:

    *polishes fingernails* It is true. I am the only Kris and all should look upon me in awe.

    I liked The Laurentine Spy a lot. Terrific world building and interesting characters and story. You want me to send it to you?? Otherwise it will be going to the secondhand bookstore.

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