I used to not keep books. But then, I started a book blogging habit and a massive book amassing began:
OK, not like MOST of you all, but still! This is a LOT of books for me!
These books were stacked in the guest room and breeding. We recently got rid of a futon and (I would love to buy a book shelf or three but husband would rather we “limit accumulations”*) so I gathered them up and moved them to this new empty space in my craft room.
How to arrange? By color, alphabet, size or priority? Well, for me… I stack by size. But also by a few challenge groupings.
So fun! I got excited all over again for the books I want to read. I rediscovered a few I forgot that I even owned. I also got a bit stressed because I want to read them NOW. Very few of these are books I have already read, for your information. I still don’t keep many done-read books – – 90% of these are for my future first-time reading experience pleasure.
The leftmost stack is all tbr hardbacks. The tallest stack is tradebacks; the shortest stack is odd shaped odd books and the remaining tower is almost half book-to-movie and half paperback. I’ve actually thought about collecting all of Tracy Kidder’s books and guess what: I have FOUR and have yet to read any! Of the four books** I have read by this author, I apparently do not own a copy. Huh.
I just realized I forgot to count them! ~ 105 (not counting the five or six on the craft table out of sight that I am reading, just read and need to review and a few others that are scattered somewhere else…)
Excuse me; I need to get back to READING.
* Fun talk around this house is to SELL IT! and buy a condo and a bigger boat. I would not have space for 100+ tbr pile on a boat… Must limit and reduce. Hey – it’s like dieting!
** I have read but do not own Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, House, Mountains Beyond Mountains and Home Town. I own but have yet to read Detachment, Among Schoolchildren, Strength in What Remains and Old Friends. This rather amuses and amazes me. Time to go check bookmooch again.