The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman by Nancy Marie Brown
Isis: A Tale of the Supernatural by Douglas Clegg
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I also started The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien for the Lord of the Rings Read-Along. I pulled The Kingmaking by Helen Hollick off my shelf this morning. I’ve been wanting to read this book for months and I’ve decided that this is the week.
I got hit by some strange flu-like bug on Friday and spent a good part of the afternoon asleep and spent most of Saturday on the couch flipping stations on the TV and reading Catching Fire. I had a review due for another website that I write for and it took a lot of strength to get myself up and moving. I’m happy to report that everything somehow managed to wrap itself up even though I’m not sure how it all happened.
Last week I took a long look at my TBR list and realized that I’m about to break the 100 book mark on the list and this year is only a scant three months old which made me wonder when I was going to find the time to read everything. On average I read about two to three books a week, and yes, if you do the math, (52 x 2 = 104) I can easily finish off the list with a few extras. But the problem is that the list won’t remain in it’s current state. I only expect it to get larger as the year goes on. One comes off, two, sometimes three go on… So, I started to weed. Yep, I took books off my list. Some I don’t remember adding and some, after looking them up, found I don’t have any interest in reading. I took out my red pen and knocked a few books off the list. Who knows, maybe someday those deleted tomes will find their way back on the list, but for now, it’s somewhat more manageable.
Do you have a list? What do you do when it gets out of hand? I had thoughts of ignoring it, but I’m a list maker and I hate when a list gets out of hand especially since the silly list was supposed to be making my life easier! 🙂
Since I’m feeling much better, I’m off to enjoy the lovely weather we’re having today. Happy Sunday!
4 thoughts on “The Sunday Salon”
I have a massive spreadsheet that’s well on its way to three hundred books. I try not to remove any books, unless it’s for a good reason- animal death, things like that. I’m trying to make my reading more varied, so I try not to take books off it.
Good point about varied books but some of mine that came off were books that I knew I wouldn’t enjoy and I felt no real reason to keep them on the list.
I love what you said about the TBR, I have the same problem only a bit more advanced than that. When 2009 begun my TBR had a bit over 100 books. I read 96 books in 2009, but my TBR was way over 300 at the end of the year (currently 395, I keep track via Goodreads.com). Of course that I don’t remember the reasons why all 300-something of them are there, but I figured that they must be interesting since a while ago I decided I should read them, so I very rarely remove one (if at all).
Happy Sunday to you too!
My to-read list is starting to get out of hand. It’s at about 120 right now, and that’s not including the books waiting to be read on my bookcase. Good for you for taking books off your list! I really need to go through my list and do some weeding.