Sunday, January 27, 2013
Sunday Salon: It is Finished!
Question: Are the books in your house books those you've read and loved and won't part with, or are you mostly surrounded by your TBR collection?
I think I remember, once upon a time, having shelves full of the books I'd read, and being afraid I'd one day run out of new ones to read. The last several years have seen the scale tip very much in the opposite direction--I keep very few books once I read them, but I've got hundreds waiting around for their turns. It seems to be a common condition among book bloggers, though. Andi and Lu both recently shared pictures of some of their books-in-waiting (Oh! I just came up with that term! Feel free to appropriate it for your own use), and I thought it might be fun to do that today.
My TBRs are in several different locations. The largest section of the collage shows the books I forget I have--they live in a cabinet in our upstairs hallway and are usually behind closed doors. The bookcase at the lower right has glass doors (which I opened to take the picture, for some unknown reason), but the books in there are double-stacked, so I'm not sure it helps much. And none of these pictures show the review-book table--these are all books I bought or was given.
There's been one book that's lived in a strange TBR limbo for nearly six years, with a bookmark about 3/4 of the way in. I liberated it yesterday. At last, I HAVE FINISHED THE HISTORIAN.
I will write a Book Talk post about it, but for now, I'll just say I'm glad it's history for me, and it's definitely not going to be one of my keepers--I do not intend to repeat this.
So, it's finished--but something exciting is just getting started. Planning for Armchair BEA 2013 is in the very early stages. Mark your calendars for May 28-June 2, and please check out the announcement post I've linked to here to see how you can help us make this year's event the best yet!