Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tackling My TBR Thursday - May 16

Tackling My TBR Thursday is a new weekly feature at Once Upon a Chapter. I’ve used a feature before to highlight books in my TBR pile. The difference with this feature is that once a week I am going to highlight a book from my TBR “pile” (any book listed in my GoodReads profile before 2/7/13; clearly preorders do not count) that is going to be an upcoming read. I have a goal to get my TBR down. Even if it isn’t a drastic amount, down in general would be good. To meet that goal, I’m hoping to read at least one TBR book a week.

I saw this feature and thought - wow, that is something that I should really be doing as well.  I mean, come on.  Which one of us does not have a HUGE TBR pile, just screaming at us.  I wanted to join in, so here is my pick for the week:

The Bell Jar has been on my TBR pile for a very long time. I was participating in another meme this week, and after reading a lot of other sites that listed this book I decided it was time to find it and pick it up. That's right, I said find it. We recently moved and I have to see if I can dig it out of the bookcases somewhere. I know it's here, really it is, lol!
Here is the info on the book:

Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that her insanity becomes palpably real, even rational—as accessible an experience as going to the movies. A deep penetration into the darkest and most harrowing corners of the human psyche,is an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.

Have you read it?  If so, what did you think?

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