Monday, April 11, 2011

Random Read Monday--Or--Getting Books Off The Floor

It's Random Read Monday again, and here's my choice for this week:

The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer.  It's about a plucky heroine who is a professional wet nurse who gets into the business of the family she works for, and all sorts of trouble follows.  Can't wait to read it!

I picked this title because it is, like many others, in a pile on my living room floor.  I have 4 piles, to be exact, of books I have bought & ARCS  that I've been given and haven't read just yet.  I have them in corners and next to my book cases, but I just can't ignore them any longer.

So here's what I have decided to do--it's my assignment for the summer. I'm going to grab a book off of a pile each week, and I'm gonna read it.  Those piles of books will slowly go down, and I will finally be reading what I've bought in the last year!  I would love to have a big book sale at the end of the summer, but in order to do that, I have to read the books before I sell them.  Piles be gone!   Can I do it?  Hope so--it will be fun to read everything and rediscover what it was about that book that made me buy it in the first place.  It is also helping me reign in my book buying impulses.  I easily have enough books at home to get me through the rest of the year, and probably part of next year, too.  Now this doesn't mean I won't buy anything, just that, like grocery shopping, I must use what I have at home first before buying new "groceries".  Cause really, books are like food for me.  Sometimes I need something spicey, sometimes it's gotta be a full meal, and sometimes it's just gotta be a snack.  I think I have all of them covered.

I also have enough unread books from Netgalley, free downloads from B&N's Free Fridays, and other titles I've purchased on my Nook to keep me busy besides what I've physically got at home.

Now, having said all that, I have to go outside and work in the yard.  No reading until later!  Do you read less in the warmer months, or more?  I think I read less, cause I have more to do outside just in upkeep of the house and yard.  And more running, too.  Do you prefer to read fun, light books in the spring and summer, or do you read whatever appeals to you?  I read whatever appeals to me, and for this summer, it will be what appealed to me over the last year. :0


  1. I read about the same amount year round....and I certainly could never keep up with you rate. LOL LOL


  2. Oh Jo, I can't believe I have read that many books. I wish I had kept track many years before so I could compare each year and see what my reading trends were.

  3. My dad kept track of all the books he read so he wouldn't reread them. He kept track on index cards so he could easily alphabetize them. This was long before easy access to internet and computer programs. Unfortunately, they were lost in a flood of my parents' house. It would have been a nice keepsake for me to go back and see what books my dad had read and read some of them myself.

    In the summer, I tend to read more books because I don't have a much planning for our homeschool, but this summer we're going to still have some school, so I'll see if I can still read more. I wish I could read half as many books as you read. I'm hoping to get to 50 this year. (And I am going to count books I read to me kids, too!)