Another year, another evaluation of my unread book selection. Here’s my stack of unread books in May 2008.
And last year I recreated the stacks (I added 49, but read or gave away 49) and took this photo
So, now it’s time to fess up. I did not do so well at keeping my unread book pile from continuing to take over the house. I started with 369 books, I read or gave away 41, but brought 79 new titles into the house that I haven’t read yet. Yes, that’s a total of 407. Here’s the visual…
But there’s more book news that makes this book problem more serious. You know when you leave home and boxes of your stuff get packed away in your parent’s basement? Well, at the age of 38 I finally convinced my Dad that I could handle the boxes (I mean we have a big basement now too ;)), so over the holidays he brought box after box of stuff.
Wanna guess how many books were in these boxes?
Here’s a look at the new visual with the books in front.
But you will get to benefit from these extra books I now have. Over the next week or so I will be offering up free books from these boxes. Take a look at the book selection, tell me which one you’d like to have in a comment and on June 2nd I’ll pick a winner or two from each day and he or she will receive the book of their choice. PLEASE enter every day. They are used books, but there are some good titles in there.
By recreating my stacks of unread books every year it does hold me in check for a good six months. I don’t plan on buying books – well, except for baby – and I won’t enter giveaways unless the book is on my wish list. I need to be good because I have a feeling when baby comes my reading may take a hit for a while.
So, do you want to post a picture of your To Be Read pile or piles? Leave a link in the comments and I’ll add you here. Come on, let me see that I’m not alone!