Jul 9, 2009

Meme: Unread

from Booking Through Thursday:

So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’

You must have read my mind, BTT. I really wasn't going to post again today, but I was already planning to take stock of the remaining piles after my challenge-progress evaluation earlier this morning. I rearranged all my books so that the unread ones are in, on or around my bedside shelf. It's overwhelming! The ones I'm planning on reading next, for various current and upcoming challenges, are stacked on top. I have 132 total unread books, and if you want to see what they all are, the list is on Library Thing. Hm, even though I feel I've read a lot of books since the last post, I don't feel like I've made much progress... somehow more books come in than go out...

8 comments:

Janet said...

WOW. That's some mountain!

A beautiful sight, really.

Nymeth said...

I haven't added my latest arrivals to librarything yet, but I'm close to 130 myself. I really need to go on a book buying ban.

bermudaonion said...

Did you sneak in my house and take a picture?

Jenny said...

Good heavens. I cleverly put my unread books all over the place, creating a diaspora so I never have to feel guilty about all the books I've been meaning to read and haven't gotten to yet. And if I have books out from the library long enough to feel guilty about them, I just return them.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I always have more books coming in than going out!

Jeane said...

Janet- Yes, I think it's lovely!

Nymeth- I've been meaning to do the same, but I just found a local community center where there's a monthy book swap. I'm all eager to go!

Bermudaonion- ha ha. You have to share yours!

Jenny- None of these are library books. I don't think I could keep them tucked away among the others, it would make me feel disorganized.

Melissa- isn't it a wonderful thing, to know there's never an end of books to read!

Bookfool said...

Oh, but aren't those the prettiest stacks? The great thing about books is that they're beautiful! I have the same problem, of course. But, I spread mine out so there's no one place to take pictures, thank goodness. It would be like confessing, showing how many are waiting.

Trish said...

Even though that's a lot of books they do look nice and organized! I can totally understand the books coming in faster than they go out--I've kind of been on a book acquiring mission this past week. Kind of ridiculous, but oh well.