Another Three Letter Acronym #TBR

Diana at Myths of the Mirror has asked about our reaction to our TBR list. This is what came to mind…

The sex life of plums

My many chums

Hemlines I have known

Holidaying alone

The treatment of pests

Men in vests

Anne Frank’s diaries

Telephone enquiries

The comprehensive A to Z

John and Yoko’s unmade bed

Computing for dummies

Slummy mummies

Egypt on a dime

An audio book of mime


… it must be said

That my ‘to be read’

Will never ever end

And drive me round the bend.

So I’ll name and shame

And point the finger of blame

At that modern day swindle

The never full kindle….

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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57 Responses to Another Three Letter Acronym #TBR

  1. Hahaha! Geoff, you really are so very funny. And yes, a kindle is a swindle because you can just keep buying books forever.

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    • TanGental says:

      It’s like my subscription to Mailchimp. I know I should, stop but I still think, one day, I’ll start that newsletter… meanwhile I go one spending pointlessly…

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  2. Chel Owens says:

    Maybe it’s a good thing my Kindle is lost from the move! 😀

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  3. Ritu says:

    He he!!!

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Haha! Nicely done … on John and Yoko’s unmade bed!

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  5. L.K. Latham says:

    Too fun! Let’s add all the other eReaders to kindle, and we’ll never be able complete our TBR list. hahahaha

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    • TanGental says:

      I wish it would at least get heavier with each purchase so I might realise how insidious is this trap. There must be an app that can add weight to your device, surely… everything else I do adds weight.


  6. Erika says:

    Over here it is a 3D bookshelf that is almost bursting since I don’t find time for reading but still add books 😂

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent, I never thought of that 💜

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  8. Awesome, Geoff. Thanks again for joining in. This will be fun to share, as so many of us can relate! Enjoy your reading adventures!

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  9. noelleg44 says:

    Ten huzzahs, Geoff. Your poetry is better than mine!

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  10. Oh- this was fun!

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  11. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    Geoff has a great sense of humor, and I’m delighted to share his TBR poem. For a peek into his TBR, read on…

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  12. Thanks for the chuckles Geoff. May your piles be small and your laughs be big.

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  13. Darlene says:

    Told as only Geoff can. Love it!!

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  14. Over from Diana’s … thanks for the fun read.

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  15. I admire that sense of humor and that too in the form of poetry. Superb!

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  16. Jaya Avendel says:

    I love the rich details and humor that makes this piece unique and fun in its reading!

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  17. Jan Sikes says:

    Ha! Ha! You nailed it, Geoff!!

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  18. dgkaye says:

    Lol Geoff, a great list of book titles too 🙂 🙂

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  19. Chris Hall says:

    Ha ha, Geoff, I especially love those last few lines! 🙂

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  20. Haha. This was great, Geoff. Hugs on the wing.

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  21. I’m still pondering the audiobook of mime . . .

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  22. But would we want it any other way? Here’s to being swindled more and more with BOOKS. This was fun and well done. 🙂

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