Hello, everyone! I am writing to you from the library as I have still not gotten my poor computer repaired. But, my reading slump has abated somewhat so that is news! Hooray! Also, I’ve settled in a bit more at my new position so things are much less hectic than they were before and I feel that I can resume posting when I can find time to actually be a patron at the library instead of just working.
In lieu of my library recently instituting some changes regarding staff members not being able to waive their own fines anymore (librarians, feel free to discuss in the comments) I have been checking out far less books from my own facility. Also, there’s been fewer new releases that I’ve really wanted to read lately and one day, while admiring one of the shelves I have (you do that too, right?) I thought to myself, “I should really read all the things I own and haven’t read yet.”
I tend to buy a lot of books for stock. Classics or generally just good titles I’ve heard a lot about that I feel I should read at some point. Well, no time like the present, right? I was actually pretty horrified when I took a proper inventory of my entire book collection and realized how much I had purchased with the intention to “read it later” and hadn’t made time to read it yet. So, I’ve moved all the books I’ve already read to another room and the books on my bedroom shelf are all awaiting my page turning.
The Goal: To read all the books on my personal bookshelf in my bedroom that I’ve not yet read. I believe the count is around 60 books. Granted, I probably won’t get to them all this year.
Has anyone else struggled with buying books they intended to “read later”?