Today is a miserable rainy day and the weather man calls for more misery and more rain.
I might battle the weather and go shopping or I might finally get into the first Lord of the Rings book. I am just at the part that Bilbo disappears at his own birthday party. So, like page 20. Nothing significant. And, I have all three of the books plus The Hobbit. So, I have some work to do.
I have a lot to read actually. For me, the reading is good but I also love hunting for these books. I like hording them. I love organizing them. I just love seeing them there. I never get anxious about a big “to read” pile. In fact, it makes me happy. All my Preciouses.
I will eventually read them all and then I trade them at the bookstore or give them away. I’ll keep only the really special ones.
Recently, I picked up about 20 books from the Goodwill and added them to my stack and I told you about that friends of the library book sale where I racked up. Just awesome. I love when it’s a good day of book picking.
Here is my religious basket. I have a few that I read a little bit from each day.
This is a tiny stack I have hidden on my dresser
This is my standard size crate over flowing with frivolous romance novels.
This is sort of a keeper shelve next to my bed.
I house my cookbooks and dieting books here. There are also a few series. I have the Twilight series, which I read and may read again. I have the Illustrated versions of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code books.
There are some series and some miscellaneous books from Philippa Gregory (you’ll recognize her from the Other Boleyn Girl). There is Love in the Time of Cholera, which I read and raved about. I also have an unread copy of his book One Hundred Years of Solitude. Lastly, there is the entire Harry Potter series, of which I only got hallway through the Goblet of Fire a few years back but I have plans to re-read the series in its entirety.
Then, there is the mother load pile, which has a bit of everything. Most of these are bestsellers or ones people are talking about. I haven’t organized them yet. So, it’s a mess of religious, romance, bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction, etc. I’m trying to negotiate some more real estate around the house to get these puppies more organized.
Lastly, I have my Kindle.
I am starting quite a collection on it. For a long time, I didn’t get one. It was only after I ran out of things to read on a vacation that I decided I was going to get one but I still resisted and it took me still a couple of more years before I took the plunge. I just bought this cheap one about two months ago and I love it!
I love reading from an actual book but it is just too sweet to buy a book, have it instantly, and read it on a very light weight reader and press my tiny little pinky finger to get to the next page. No flipping a page on this thing. Plus, you don’t need a bookshelf for your books. I can’t rave about it enough.
Now, that I’ve done a pass through of my books, I think I’ll take the time to organize them some more and straighten them out. Honestly, that sounds like fun to me.