Part of my festive spring clean was upstairs in the ‘book room’ – very grand. Actually it will take many months to overhaul and spring clean – probably into the spring. I have thousands of books, not all mine, they have been inherited through the generations. Have I read them all? – no of course not, I said thousands:)
When I was moving all the boxes of books (how removal men hate moving this household!) My mother was sliding downhill more rapidly than anticipated and although I had time to commission enough bookcases and unload all the books they never really got sorted as I was busy nursing her. Now, we moved here 10 years ago! I’m not such a fast mover as you can see. I have excuses, since my mother died I have myself been ill and books are heavy and hard work. I also discovered the joys of writing and cyberspace and. . . . so – 2012 is the year I hope to lay order on those words upstairs.
Quite looking forward to the next few months. I have started and already re-discovered many old friends – it does make tidying take a long time when one has to keep stopping to read bits! the modern part my fiction is sort of alphabetical however I suspect for a lot of you it would hardly be called modern it ranges over 6 decades. I still have all my sci-fi and detective books to sort – would like to slot them into fiction general not sure there’s room tho’ – will see.
I did start early, it’s not quite 2012 yet but a few days, what’s that? Now I know where things are, and discovered an even higher TBR pile than I could imagine, I have an even greater reason to put on my reading specs and get going. Having badly slipped in 2011 in the reading stakes I was already determined ‘to do better’.
So having watched fellow ROW’ers get through their reading challenges and having experienced the success of ROW80 myself I looked around for some reading challenges for myself. Start off slow and small I thought – hah- my fellow ROWers will know I’m no good at small and slow! There’s so many great challenges out there. Too many, too many – which to choose and just how many afternoons am I going to spend comparing them all!!!