I am almost done updating my Unread Library. I also organized all the books into sections, both for me and for anyone who wants to look at the list. It took me a few hours, and I got tired once I hit the poetry section, so most of what you see on that shelf hasn’t been added. I’ll update the list eventually, hopefully this week, but really there is no rush because I have books to read until the end of time.
The idea of me not buying a book until I finish all the books I haven’t read is so preposterous that I calculate the odds of that happening similar to the odds of Trader Joe’s vegetables lasting more than 3 days before spontaneously disintegrating into a rotten, pulpy mess.
Some things you just know will never, ever happen.
I cut a few books off the list. There were some books on chakras and positive thinking that I tried several times to read without success. True story: the author of the chakra book later renounced the book and said she wanted no ties to it because she now believed it was all foo-foo-la-la. If the author can’t read it, there is no reason I should. Delete!
As ridiculous as the list is, I’m excited. I have some great books! Also, I have some garbage books! Some will be a nice reminder on the perils of impulse book shopping. I won’t read everything, but I will make progress. I was going to reward myself with a book for every book I finish, but I after giving it some thought, I decided I couldn’t come up with an idea that would defeat more soundly the entire purpose of this project.
Maybe a new book for every two books I read.
Speaking of books, I asked around and it looks like people need more time to discuss This Is How You Lose Her. I’m thinking next week, Tuesday or Wednesday.