The question for this week’s Blog Hop is “How many books do you have on your to-be-read shelf?
If you see some of my recent posts or my “In the Queue” page, you’ll know I have a TON of books in my mental “to be read list” but those aren’t ones I actually own. In reality, I have about 20 paper books piled up on the nightstand and about six lined up on my Kindle. The Kindle has gone a LONG way towards keeping the volume of books around the house to a manageable level. Of course that’s a little sad because my bookshelves are now full of my favorite OLD books and very few new ones. Also, lately I’ve been trying NOT to download new books on the Kindle because I am waiting for Kindle 3 to arrive (two weeks and counting!).
On the Kindle my to-be-reads are mostly classics – I have Wilkie Collins’ Woman in White, Dickens’ Bleak House, and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I also have the second Percy Jackson book and a historical mystery by C.S. Harris. On my real bookshelf: just picked up Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. I also have Louise Erdrich’s The Birchbark House, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, www.watch by Robert Sawyer, and a few others.
What’s on your “to be read” list, and how many books are piling up on YOUR nightstand? Please leave a comment or sign up for a subscription if you’re visiting from the Hop! Have a great weekend everyone.