Saturday, October 22, 2011
A WEEKEND OF READING -- READATHON MOMENTS
The buzz is contagious throughout the blogosphere. It's Readathon weekend, and bloggers everywhere are participating.
Over at Book Journey, Sheila has a whole stack of books to read. Others have demonstrated their commitment to reading by picking out stacks of books and even arranging their snacks. The fewer interruptions the better!
So why am I still sitting over here, reading without commitment? Am I afraid that I won't be able to read continuously, or am I just afraid of the commitment?
I certainly have a stack of books—next week's reading stack—and I even have one left over from this week that I need to read.
I have several books on my Old TBRs that I would like to read before the end of the year. Mainly because of my vow to do that when I created my blog Curl up and Read two years ago today!
On that date, I had 166 books on those stacks. Now I have 58 books. Not a lot of progress for two years, you say? Well, obviously I could have read them all, since my total books read last year was 143; and so far this year, I've read 141.
So how do I explain this? Well, you see, there are my New TBRs! The books I've received during the year, in the form of review books and books purchased.
The only sane thing to do, of course, is keep old and new stacks separate. Both on my blog and on my spreadsheets.
What are your stacks like right now? And do you see the Readathon as an opportunity to make a dent?
Here's a picture of my Old TBRs, as of this month.
I probably won't make much of a dent in these this weekend, but I can work on it. Hope you all have fun with whatever your goals are!
And remember: My prescription for the blues is books, books, and more books!