There were a few on my shelf that actually belong to others, so I’ve been trying to get through those so I can give them back. I also picked a book on my shelf as a book club book, so I will have to get through that.
Of course, I also ordered a kindle recently, but I’m hoping to balance that with the ones I’m trying to get through here. I did start reading a book on vacation that I’ve meant to read for ages, and I have about 40 pages left on another…
Since July, I have 3 books that were languishing on my bookshelf. Three. That’s kind of lame (I’ve read twice that many from the library).
But I’m in the middle of two now. One of them I have had for years and never picked it up….I don’t know why because it’s actually really good and I can’t put it down.
I put 10 books at the top of my “to read” and it’s my goal to motor through those before I pick up too much else. In fact, I got a book from the library that I will return and reserve for later just to facilitate this. For real.
And I did find a few duplicates in my shelf (that shocked even me…most were small, thrift store copies of things).
I’m slowly working through…it’s hard to abstain when I keep hearing of interesting things I want to get from the library.
I just don’t love your way of doing things. I’m giving goodreads a try. Last week, again, a friend asked me what books I have read recently, and I couldn’t really come up with anything, even though I read all the time. So I’m hoping to use it as a list of what I have on my shelf that does need reading.
I added ten to my “to read” list, all books I have on hand (except for one, coming from the library). That should give me a clue next time I’m looking around at my shelf and think, “I have nothing to read.”
for me at least, is to just get rid of books I’m not that interested in reading.
by Michael Paterniti
I’ve been carrying this book around for years, a sort of gift from my friend when she was moving, “This is good; you should read it.” I finally pulled it off the shelf this past week and it turned out to be great. not just, yeah, that’s fine, but I really really enjoyed it. A treasure in my own archives.
So I’ll make a list of 3 at a time that I’m trying to work through, so I have an idea of what should be next on my plate:
Dead Father’s Club
Cat that Covered the World
I took two back to a friend of mine that were hers, read one that belonged to my dad, and read another that had been loaned to me by a friend, which was actually a really really good book.
There is actually a SPACE in one of my shelves, can you believe that?
She told me (knowing what kind of books I like) that Fluke is not a must read (which I have on my shelf, given to me from a friend) but that Good Omens definitely is. As I only have so much room for comedic books in my life, Fluke is going to goodwill; Good Omens will stay for reading.
So that helps clear one out. I have to consider too…if I wouldn’t put it on my library list to read, it’s probably not something I’m entirely interested in.
The Pearl, John Steinbeck
Picked this up in a used book store when I was fresh from reading Grapes of Wrath and Travels with Charley and totally enthralled. I tried to read it on the train last week, but it’s just too heavy handed for my taste (really? Steinbeck? Heavy handed? no way!...I know, but I still love Grapes for whatever reason). Should I ever decide to give this a try again, I can get a copy from the library.
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
Received this for Christmas a few years back and never got around to reading it until this week. Brought it on the train…finished in two day (four rides). Laughed out loud at many parts…will bring it to a friend’s place when I visit next weekend. I think she’ll find it totally hilarious.