Saturday, April 08, 2006

It's a Good Thing I Moved to a Bigger House, Because I Have to Keep Putting in More Bookshelves.

Today marked one of my favorite annual events, the local Friends of the Library book sale. This year's haul:

A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay
Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy
The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
The Dead Zone by Stephen King (thus fulfilling the unwritten rule that I have to end up with at least one King novel per book sale)
On the Road with Charles Kuralt (which I initially grabbed thinking it was Kerouac instead of Kuralt, but that's an embarrassing enough blunder that I decide to adopt some kind of "no, really, I meant to do that" attitude about it)
The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

You see, I was good and limited myself to only six books! I actually am doing a pretty good job of sticking to my self-imposed book-buying quota, and I believe that massive To-Read Pile of mine is shrinking, albeit very slowly. And since, this being the exciting event for me that it is, I've made a habit of blogging my purchases, I thought I'd take a look back and see what I actually have and haven't read from previous years. So...

2002:

Bought: 13, Read so far: 6

2003:

Bought: 16, Read: 9

I seem to have missed 2004, or else maybe I just didn't blog about it. I think I was working nights and slept through it or something.

2005:

Bought: 6, Read: 5

So, hmm, that's... 20 out of 35. Any bets on how long it's going to take me to read all of the current batch?

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