Thursday, October 16, 2008

Booking Through Thursday...

Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.

But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.

So, the question is this: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“
Way too many to even count! I currently have 3 book cases filled to overflowing with books that I haven't read yet. I also have stacks of unread books on the tops of all these books cases, stacks on the floor and covering the top of my desk.

Some of these books came from FOL sales. They looked interesting and were cheap. Others were books I couldn't wait to read, but by the time they got to me other books stole my attention away. If I never bought another book (yeah right!) I figure that I have about 8 years of reading in my house right now. I am trying hard to be choosier about which books are must haves, but sometimes its hard!


R. said...

Wow, how can you bear having so many books just wating for you? Don't you ever get stressed?

I only allow myself to have a maximum of 10 books waiting to be read, or I'll go crazy. Though I do love the idea of 3 book cases full of books just waiting for me.

Monica (aka monnibo) said...

I do that too --- pick up books cause they're cheap and look good. I just keep telling myself that I can't keep them, and once I finally finish reading them, I have to send them back into the world.