Good morning everyone! I’m returning to normal blogging schedule this month after a month and more off. I went into the details in another post if you care to read why I’ve been absent. Not a lot of reading went on this weekend. Spent Saturday garage sale shopping and Sunday was chore day. I did try to listen to an audiobook that I quickly DNK. I usually don’t write reviews for books I don’t finish but will usually post a few sentences over on Goodreads if you want to follow me there to see what books I’m giving up on. Been quite a few lately… I was approved for a recent ARC of the next Charley Davidson series!!! Now I need to decide if I want to dive into that or read the library book I checked out for the second time. I also need to finish up The Dark Tower which I have kind of lost interest in. I looked at the synopsizes and reviews for the next six books and decided I’m not going to reread them. I was not a fan of how the series ended and at this point in my life, I’m not even sure why I’m hanging on to them. Next time I clean my library they might end up weeded. Working in a library has made me a bit less nostalgic in regards to my books. Oh sure, there are some that I want to keep forever but many of them I let them sit for a year or two and then decide I don’t really need to keep them. I have a feeling it will get to the point where I only keep the ones that have been personalized to me. That’s okay, makes room for all the new books that I want to read! Well, that’s all I got today. I’ve used this time to ice my arm, dealing with a tennis elbow, and now I really need to go let the birds out before there is rioting. Happy reading!
Good Monday morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to get in some reading and relaxation in this abbreviated weekend. My weekend was spent socializing, being a delegate for Bernie at the local DNC convention and finally a day of thrifting with the hubby. I didn’t read one single page beyond the convention booklet. Oh well I’ll finish up my current read this afternoon while I work on laundry and hopefully get a review posted for you this evening.
Now for the topic of today’s post. Maybe it was the 8:30 cappuccino on top of a time change but I found myself organizing and weeding books on my to-read bookcase last night at about 12:30 last night, because that’s the hour all half-baked plans seem to start…. Anyway I’ve decided to channel my inner Elsa (no I’ve not seen the movie, but I’ve heard that damn song enough) and let it go when it comes to some of the books that have been sitting there waiting for their turn to be read. I have to face facts and admit that I will never read some of them and that’s okay.
All of this was prompted by a case of books I brought home for $1 from thrifting. There were a few books I was interested in, but the majority of the books in the box I had already read. I asked how much and the guy wanted to sell the whole box for $1 and I couldn’t pass them up. I switch out the nicer copies with ones I owned and put the rest up for sale on eBay in lots by author. After all of those books were sorted out and I was adding the keepers to my bookcase I decided enough was enough I needed to weed. So I did at 12:30 this morning I started sorting and pulling books and I have a huge box of books I am going to let go because I am never going to read them,ever. Sadly most of them I just lost interest in, reading taste change and I need to make room for what I want to read.
Here they are all the books I’ve given up on ready for me to remove from my Goodreads account and either put up for auction or for trade. I feel kind of liberated over this whole project. I have also gone through my bookcases of read books and started removing titles and entire series that I am no longer interested in there too. All of this does not mean I no longer love books, it simply means I’m growing as a reader and learning to let go. Just because you once fancied a book doesn’t mean you always will. As readers we sometimes take this all to seriously. Unless we are being paid for our reviews we are under no obligations to finish a book, keep a book, or in some cases even start it in the first place. Reading is our hobby and sometimes our own ideas and rules can suck the fun right out of it. Today I took another step in declaring my reading independence.
Happy reading everyone!