Isn’t that gorgeous? Thank you to Michelle at mybooks,mylife for this wonderful idea. I’ve adapted it to my November-December 2012 reading, but this is something I’ve been needing to do.
You see my shelves and e-reader runneth over!! Some books have been either on my shelves or on my “to be read” list for over 3 years!! Yes it’s true. Now honestly those 7 books that have been there since 2009 haven’t always been on the shelf, some I bought later, in a sale, from a thrift store, won in a contest etc. My problem is that great books keep on being written and published and I’m always lured by the new and pretty…I might be a bit of a book whore..gasp!!
So ok, I’m not taking a picture of my own haphazard book shelves, I wish I had nice shelves. Suffice to say I have close to 100 perfectly good books waiting for me….
No, I won’t get to all of them…maybe never, and yes I’ll keep on buying, receiving, begging for new books. My goal is to finish 8-10 of these books from my shelves. Audio books count too, since I have some I’ve bought or borrowed hanging around.
I know I should attempt reading/listening to one older book a month…I’ve got great stuff too!! My next review is a cozy mystery I picked up in ebook earlier this year, I read 1/3 or so and put it down. It was my first attempt at a cozy mystery and I liked it but other books jumped in front of it. Yesterday I picked it up. and dang if I didn’t get hooked and just finished the whole thing!! See a book that had been hanging around for months…and now it’s read, and I enjoyed and now I have a whole new genre of books to turn to when I’m in the mood!!