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Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge 2009

I have a ton of books calling my name. Books that I just want to read because ‘I’ want to read them. However, review commitments seem to be taking up all my reading time lately so they sit patiently, waiting for me to pick them up. One example is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I bought that book when it came out (that was a long time ago) and it sits on the shelf, looking at me longingly, hoping that I will pick it up someday.
Is this you? If so, you may want to consider Swapna’s challenge. It’s time to clear off your shelves!
This challenge will work a little differently than other challenges. Instead of picking a set number of books to read during this time period, you will pick a percentage. This means that a certain percentage of the books you read during these two months will have to qualify for this challenge. For example, let’s say you pick 40% and you end up reading 10 books in October and November. 4 of those books would have to qualify for this challenge in order for you to complete it. I am setting a minimum percentage of 20%.

If this sounds like something you’d like to participate in, click here for details, and here to sign-up.

Monday Mish-Mosh

Okay, so you know how I mentioned my trip to Bart’s Books in yesterday’s Salon Post? Well, we did go to Bart’s and I did take some fabulous pics for the Spotlight on Bookstores post that I’ll be sending to Dawn over at She is Too Fond of Books sometime in July. However, what I definitely did not count on, was all of us getting hit with the same flu bug that hit my son last week.

Imagine me, in a bookstore surrounded by books. Bliss, right? Okay, now imagine me getting queasy around said books. Now imagine the Girl getting queasy and then the Hub. We had to cut the trip short and drive straight home. However, I did check to see if they had any of the books on my list and they did not. It was a sad day in Ti’s world.

When we got home, we all went our separate ways and took comfort the only way we knew how. The Hub took a nap. The Girl sat on the couch and zoned out on Phineas and Ferb and I crashed on the couch with The Link and My Cousin Rachel.

I am completely hooked on these books right now. They are completely different books yet so fascinating that I am actually alternating between the two of them every couple of chapters. So all was not lost. I still managed to spend the day reading and it turned out to be a good day for it.

By the way, we are all much better now 🙂