Coming home from Portland showed me one thing…I’ve been hitting the bookstores a little heavy lately so now I have too many books for my TBR shelves. I could temporarily move some into the office with the read books, but instead I’m going to try to put a little bit of a print book purchase ban on myself until I can fit all of them on the shelves. That of course means a bit of a re organization. I pulled my ARCs of the shelf. I’ve never really liked them buddying up with the finished product. They tend to be forgotten.
I also took a look at my sooner rather than later TBR shelf. Right now I’ve been focusing in on my feminist books and I’m not abandoning that. So I pulled a few of the fiction books off the shelf and swapped them out for a few of what I think will be “easy” reads. So no Murakami or the classics. Whether this will ring true or not, I will let you know. I still have a stack of books on the floor in front of the cases so I have a lot of reading to do.
My kids leave in about three weeks to go to their grandparents for three weeks. I imagine I’m going to get a ton of reading done. I’m pretty excited to get some uninterrupted reading…which I’ll probably squander on watching every Buffy episode on Netflix or napping.
- Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
- Lexicon by Max Barry
- The Invention of Wings by Sue Kidd Monk
- A Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan
- The Calligrapher’s Daughter by Eugene Kim
- The Henna House by Nomi Eve
- The First Bad Man by Miranda July
- Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
- The Paris Wife by Paula McCain
Anyone else have to ground themselves from buying books? Any rules about when you can buy books? A friend of mine says she buys a book for every two that she reads which is a pretty solid way of doing things.