Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Start of a new year

The two weeks of winter break do something to me. I start feeling the need to gather and hoard reading material for the long, cold winter ahead. Armed with the credit card, my husband and I sent the girl to daycare on Monday and made the trek out to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville. I also went to Half Price Books a few different times to stock up for the new year. Often, I try to convince myself that the books I am buying are for my reading list of the new year.

My husband is fantastic about making a reading list for the new year and sticking to it. For me, I get side tracked. Someone will mention a great book and the next thing I know I have it in my hand and the books on the bedside table get forgotten. Eventually, I get tired of them sitting on my bedside table and I put them away on a shelf and forget about them.

I have the best intentions. The books on my list really ARE books I want to read. There are just so many others that I want to read too. My Amazon wishlist has at least 10 other books on it. My Goodreads ‘to-read’ list has at least 20 others too. There are just so many great stories that it is hard to know where to start. And, I don’t usually abandon a book. I think I’ve abandoned maybe half a dozen in my life. Even if the book is bad, I usually want to know how it ends. So once I start, I’m generally committed.

Regardless, I’ve created my ‘2014 Reading Pile’. This is just a start. Books will be added (and most likely subtracted), but it’s a start. The pile also doesn’t include the books waiting to be read on my Kindle. *sigh*

Here’s a peek at 2014’s pile.

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