Read it or Ditch it: Murder Your Darlings

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


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Murder Your Darlings
Author: J.J. Murphy
Published: 2011
Genre: Mystery
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 4 years
Read it or Ditch it?: Read it

I picked this one up for the gimmick of a murder mystery series featuring Dorothy Parker. I have the feeling it’ll be corny, but I’m still aiming to read it before the end of the year.

Back Cover Description: One morning legendary wit Dorothy Parker discovers someone under Manhattan’s famed Algonquin Round Table. A little early for a passed out drunk, isn’t it? But he’s not dead drunk, just dead. When a charming writer from Mississippi named Billy Faulkner becomes a suspect in the murder, Dorothy decides to dabble in a little detective work, enlisting her literary cohorts.

It’s up to the Algonquins to outwit the true culprit-preferably before cocktail hour-and before the clever killer turns the tables on them.

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7 thoughts on “Read it or Ditch it: Murder Your Darlings

  1. Pingback: Read it or Ditch it: The Catch-Up Post | Book Minx

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