A good Sunday to you. It has been a busy week and I am looking forward to a quiet Sunday doing laundry and reading. This could change if Mr G decides he is up for a movie. I want to see Peter Weir’s new film. I managed to get over being distracted and finished 3 of my TBR Dare books. The TBR Dare is turning into an fascinating experience for me. Because I use the library so frequently I buy books based on the “oh, I can read this later” theory and then never get around to it. I really intend to, there is just not enough time in the day, the week, or the month to get to them all.
I miss the library. The couple of times I have been with students since the first of the month have been almost painful. It would have been so easy to slip into the stacks and grab a couple of books, but I am making an effort to read only those books sitting in piles in and on top of my bookshelves.
I always have many books on hold at my favorite library branch and often walk out with eight or ten in my book bag, not that I ever get around to reading all of them before they become due. The thing is, the library allows me to try out a book without having to buy it. That way, if I don’t like it I haven’t spent my hard earned dollars for something I really didn’t want, and right now Mr G and I have to pinch every penny. This means I may have to wait for 300+ people to read a book before I do but I am okay with that. If I find I really love a book and want it on my shelves as a reference book or to reread later, I can look for a used copy.
Since the beginning of the TBR Dare there are fewer books on hold and the holds have been suspended until February 1st. I may even try and stick with the Dare through February, there are certainly enough books around this house to see me through many months of reading. I have also stopped compulsively adding books to my to-be-read lists. I’m giving myself a chance to breath and read some of the books I’ve been meaning to get to for some time.
I have questions for TBR Dare participants. Do books that have been on my re-read list count? Do borrowed copies of TBR books count? What are your reading plans for this Sunday? For this week?
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