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tbr tuesday [12]

the following lovely ladies have inspired this new meme for me - inspired by "a peek at my TBR" by Jen atMakeshift Bookmark, "Waiting on Wednesday" by Jill at Breaking the Spine and "Books to Pine For" by Kristi at The Story Siren.

here's a look at two books i have sitting in my To Be Read pile. i don't necessarily own these books, but they are books i intend to get around to reading soon!

by Liane Shaw
2009, Second Story Press

Seventeen-year-old Maddy has always felt a hole in her life, but she has finally found a way to fill it with her quest to mold her body into her ideal, thinnest shape. When she comes across the world of "pro-ana" websites, where young people encourage each other in their mission to lose ever more weight, she realizes she is no longer alone. Finally, she has found a place where she is understood. Maddy quickly becomes addicted to the support and camaraderie she finds on thinandbeautiful.com. Now in a rehab facility where they are trying to "fix" a problem she doesn't think she has, Maddy's diary entries trace how she arrived at this point. Angry that she is barred from accessing her online friends, only the tragic consequences that come to one of her comrades in arms is enough to shock her into admitting that she does need help.

Liane Shaw has worked in education for twenty-five years, with much of that time spent as a teacher of students who face academic, behavioral, physical or emotional challenges. Her own battle with anorexia inspired her to write this story {from Goodreads}
why it's on my tbr: i'm interested in this author's perspective on eating disorders. plus, i feel like this is a topic that just can't be talked about enough. the more awareness, the better. 

The Hobbit
by J.R.R. Tolkien

1937, Houghton Mifflin

Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit who wanted to be left alone in quiet comfort. But the wizard Gandalf came along with a band of homeless dwarves. Soon Bilbo was drawn into their quest, facing evil orcs, savage wolves, giant spiders, and worse unknown dangers. Finally, it was Bilbo-alone and unaided-who had to confront the great dragon Smaug, the terror of an entire countryside . . .

This stirring adventure fantasy begins the tale of the hobbits that was continued by J.R.R. Tolkien in his bestselling epic The Lord of the Rings. {from Goodreads}
why it's on my tbr: as ashamed as i am to admit this, i have not read the LOTR series. I KNOW. i obsess over the movies like no other...but i haven't read the books. plus, The Hobbit is my mom's favorite book ever, so that's pretty special to me. 

what about you? what books do you have waiting in your ever growing to-be-read pile? let me know! 

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. The Hobbit is a pretty fun read! It's my favorite from the LOTR books (although technically it's not part of the trilogy...). I think you'll like it!

  2. God I haven't read The Hobbit or LOTR and I obsess over the movies. I even have the books, should probably get on that.

  3. I think I've heard of thinandbeautiful.com or at least something like it. It sounds really good though. I had no idea there were pro-anorexia sites out there until I did a research paper on eating disorders. It's such a scary thought.

  4. I haven't read LOTR either, I admit with head hanging low. It's a 2012 goal. Definitely before the movie. Also, that cover for The Hobbit is my favorite. :(


  5. thinandbeautiful.com sounds slightly similar to Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson- have you read that? Pro-anorexia websites are mentioned in that one too and it blew my mind; I had no idea they existed. I'll be adding that one to my TBR list; thanks for spotlighting it!

  6. Kyle - yes, i have read it and i agree with you at the shock at those websites. so sad, but important for us to know about.


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