Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Books, Books Everywhere!!

Over this past 4th of July holiday weekend I decided I was going to make a list of the books on my bookshelves (3 huge bookshelves that is). All of the books on there are books I haven't read yet. I have another bookshelf that has the books I've read already. I completed the list and I couldn't believe there were 427 books on there!! Alot of these books I get from so I have not purchased them. Some were given to me after the reader was done with them. A few I have bought at the library. But of course, some of those books I have purchased! I am going to make a point to read some of these books by the end of the year! Hopefully I'll have read atleast 20 or more. Alot of them are quick cozy mysteries, but about half are novels that will take a little more time. I was shocked that John said, "I thought you had more than that!" Wasn't that a pleasant surprise! I did find one book that I had a duplicate of, so off to the paperbackswap list it went. I could have a really bad vice other than books (and my other love is plants!). The main reason for doing this project wasn't because I'm OCD or anything like that but the truth is sometimes I forget what I have on the shelves and I don't want to duplicate. I was really glad I was able to get this project done because it will be really helpful in the future!

Everyone have a lovely day!


Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Sherri. I don't put my books on the shelves until after I read them and decide to keep them. The ones I won't be keeping go from the store bag to the bedside table and back into the bag to give away.

Anonymous said...

I'm like you, Sherri. I have an entire bookcase of books I haven't read yet but want to. I have another case with two shelves of my "keeper books". I tend to give away/donate many of the books I've read but there are some I just want to hang on to .
Unlike you, I'm not brave enough to put a number on my tbr books. :) Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to my world. Bookstores are making money off of me. I have books that I haven't read, which is the reason one of my new year's resolution was not to buy more books until i read the ones I for I haven't kept the resolution! :)

Sherri said...

Angie-you sound just like me!! I vowed last year to read all the books on my shelf or alot of them anyway and not buy anymore-well that didn't happen did it-LOL!

Lindsay-ann said...

You sound just like my Jessica! She has all her new books lined up and rarely parts with the ones she has read alraedy. She gets most of hers from charity shops. I never read a book twice so when I have read one I pass it on to someone else. Glad you got yours sorted out.

Darlene said...

What a good husband - that was definitely the perfect thing to say. lol.

I really need to organize as well. I think I may have already bought a few books for my eReader that I already have on my shelf. Yikes!

Florence and Mary said...

WOW my small pile of books I need to read pales in comparison to that although most of my books come from the library!

Victoria x

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!