Galatea in Easthampton is doing 37 things including…

read all the books on my bookshelves

8 cheers

 

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Galatea has written 4 entries about this goal

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I have one more book in my “borrowed” pile, but right now I am reading a book from my own collection. Once I have read the borrowed book, I plan to go through my book collection, weed out all the books I haven’t read, decide whether I want to read them or ditch them, then start this project in earnest.



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I currently have 4 books in my “to read next” pile, and none of them are from my bookshelf. Sigh. Two are books borrowed from friends, and two are books I bought when I ran out of Patricia McKillip books to borrow from my husband.

Maybe I need to sit down one day and pull all the books off our bookshelves that are mine and still unread. Then I will have to decide: am I going to read this, or should I just give up and get rid of it now? There are plenty of things I’m holding on to simply because I’m a packrat, and that’s a horrible reason for them to be taking up valuable space in my home and my life.



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This continues to be impossible. Just when I’m about to finish one book, I’m tempted by new books, or new-to-me books, or other peoples’ books. It doesn’t help that my two new favorite hangouts are bookstores, and I made a pact with my husband that we’ll spend more time there. Sigh.

I can’t say that I’m overly disappointed by the accrual of new books, of course. I still want to read all the books I own, some day… but I’m starting to realize that it’s probably one of those goals I’ll never actually accomplish.

No harm in trying, though. :)



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This is difficult to do when I acquire books (either through buying or borrowing) faster than I can read them….



Galatea has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.

 

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