New year’s resolutions aren’t really for me but I made a promises to myself that I think will be useful: For the next six months, I’m not buying new books. Gasp!
In the summer, a friend challenged me to take a photo of 10 books in my to read pile and post it on Facebook. I took the photo but I didn’t post it. I’ve taken another couple of photos since then and am finding it it peculiarly interesting to chart the movement (or not) of books through the stack. For my own amusement, I’m going to post them here.
I don’t usually tidy my book stack so that it looks neat and contains only a few (say 10) books. Most of the time, it’s a toppling tower, leaning against the bedroom wall. I do, however, order it alphabetically which doesn’t help its stability one bit. Here’s what it looks like at the moment. It contains the books I bought at the book festival as well as one I’ve borrowed. And a couple that have been sitting there, waiting for their turn, for quite a while.
A friend asked me to share a photo of my to read pile on Facebook. I’m sharing it here first. There’s supposed to be 10 books in the pile – the tenth in my stack is my Kindle.