That’s Enough For Now

Since about Christmas time I have received a lot of books either via buying them or as gifts (what else do you get a bookworm?).

I thought I’d run out of room before, but then I doubled up my books in one of my bookcases and was ok for a little while. A very little while.

I have a tea chest which I keep my fish on and before there was only the fish bowl, a pair of clogs, photos, and my modem. Now there’s the fish bowl, a pair of clogs, photos, my modem, and three piles of books. My poor fish has slowly been surrounded by towers of books and I’ve now realised what is disrupting my internet reception…. My books. Reception was beautiful before I started piling them on there, but now it’s so finicky that pages won’t load anymore.

I’ve been keeping a list of my personal library and so far in less than three months I have received or bought these books…

  1. Tallow – Karen Brooks
  2. Endymion Spring – Matthew Skelton
  3. Graceling – Kristin Cashore
  4. White Tiger – Kylie Chan
  5. The Icebound Land – John Flanagan
  6. Oakleaf Bearers – John Flanagan
  7. The Burning Bridge – John Flanagan
  8. The Ruins of Gorlan – John Flanagan
  9. The Sorcerer In The North – John Flanagan
  10. The Siege of Macindaw – John Flanagan
  11. Erak’s Ransom – John Flanagan
  12. Halt’s Peril – John Flanagan
  13. The King’s of Clonmel – John Flanagan
  14. Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief – Rick Riordian
  15. Nation – Terry Pratchett
  16. Hunger – Michael Grant
  17. Choke – Chuck Palahniuk
  18. Illium – Dan Simmons
  19. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  20. Angel Time – Anne Rice
  21. The Left Hand of God – Paul Hoffman
  22. Glad Day Daily Meditations for BLGT – Joan Larkin
  23. The Book of The Damned – Charles Fort
  24. The latest Oxford Dictionary
  25. Australian Thesaurus by Oxford
  26. Best Ghost and Horror Stories – Bram Stoker
  27. The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
  28. Nightlight – The Harvard Lampoon
  29. The Power In The Storm – Tamora Pierce
  30. The Healing In The Vine – Tamora Pierce
  31. A Radiance of Pigs – Stan Rice
  32. The War of The Dwarves – Markus Heitz
  33. Skulduggery Pleasant (book one) – Derek Landy
  34. Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire – Derek Landy
  35. Sacred Scars – Kathleen Duey
  36. Slights – Kaaron Warren
  37. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Steig Larsson
  38. Requiem Vampire Knight Volume II – Mills and Ledroit
  39. Let The Right One In – John Alvide Lindqvist
  40. Learn to Draw and Paint Fairy Tale Creatures –
  41. Fade Out – Rachel Caine
  42. Threshold – Caitlin R. Kiernan

And out of those books I’ve only read

  1. Threshold
  2. A Radiance of Pigs
  3. Slights
  4. Requeim Vampire Knight Volume II
  5. Nightlight
  6. Erak’s Ransom
  7. The Siege of Macindaw
  8. Oakleaf Bearers
  9. The Burning Bridge
  10. The Sorcerer In The North
  11. The Icebound Land
  12. The Ruins of Gorlan
  13. Endymion Spring

That’s 13 books out of 40 (not including the dictionary and thesaurus even though I do actually read those). I’m really tempted to ditch my current challenges and just focus on reading those books, but several of these are part of trilogies or series that might be counter-productive.

Oh well, at least I know one thing. I don’t really need to buy books for awhile…

2 thoughts on “That’s Enough For Now

  1. Oh, now I am feeling guilty for getting you a book for your birthday LOL Best thing about books, as they are reusable, and have no used by date. Have you thought about replacing the short bookshelf with a taller one? I am doing that when i can afford a new one. As well as dad making me a new one. I love books, and my obsession for books, but yeah, storage is an issue. Days like these I wish I still collected stamps instead… But i needed room on my bookshelf, and i gave those books of stamps to linda LOL

    Good luck reading!

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    • Don’t feel guilty! I needed that book lol

      Yeah I’ve been saving up for it, but with all this spending I’m going through it’s taking a little longer then I would like so I have to cut down on buying books until I get it together (don’t want a cheap one that will buckle, I need to go all out).

      Stamps are a pain the arse compared to books! I think storage issues with books wins out over finicky stamps any old day, but it would be awesome if we could shrink the books when they’re in storage or something and then take them out and they’d be back to their normal size again.

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