Having somehow managed to fulfill my obligations for C.B. James' TBR Dare (I went all of January as per my vow and even two or three days into February as a sort of ostentatious flexing of my newfound book deprivation biceps for all the world to see), I'm now happily ensconced in a non-TBR Dare library read in the form of Mari Sandoz's engrossing Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas. Since I expect that other library books, a possible purchase or two, and a gift book my dad told me to order at his expense will become part of my new reading during the month of February, I'm officially out of the dare for the moment--but I may "rejoin" it again in spirit in March since the experience has taught me a couple of uncomfortable but valuable lessons about my book-buying/book-hoarding habits. In the meantime, thanks to C.B. James for coming up with an event that's been way more interesting than the usual challenge fare--I enjoyed it...but I'm also glad that it's over for me! OK, back to the books, new and old ones this month.