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Look! I’m Stacked!

Not THAT kind of stacked. I mean book stacks and lots of them. Lisa over at Books Lists Life challenged us to share our stacks so here are mine. This first shot is the bookshelf that sits in the family room. It’s mainly used by the kids but the top shelf houses my TBRP (to be read pronto) list. I do a lot of my reading in the family room so that shelf keeps me honest. It’s organized from left to right in the order in which I must read them.

Note: That picture above the shelf is a portrait of my in-laws in Hawaii. They actually live about five miles from us but it was TAKEN in Hawaii. I digress…

This shot is a close-up of the top shelf. You may be wondering why they are sitting so far towards the front, but if I push them to the back, they fall into the “behind the bookshelf” chasm that is a pain to get to since I have to move the entertainment center which sits immediately to the right of it. Missing from this stack —The Danish Girl and Skeleton Creek because they are currently on my nightstand.

This is sort of a strange shot but it is half of the built-in bookshelf that is in our loft. The kids use the loft for DDR (Dance, Dance Revolution) and Wii stuff so I could not stand back far enough to get the entire shelf because doing so would guarantee an injury of some sort. About half of these books have been read already but have gained a permanent spot for one reason or another.

The books along the top are ones that have recently come in, or ones that I won that I have not gotten to yet. I have to go through these books to weed some stuff out to make room for the new stuff but I haven’t gotten around to it.

So there you have it! Although my actual shelves are not that organized, I have a TBR Pronto shelf on Goodreads that I use to keep track of my immediate reads. That really keeps me in line and it’s simple enough to update.

So, what do your stacks look like?

The Sunday Salon: The View From Where I Sit

What I’m Doing

My husband had to work today so I am cleaning out backpacks, filling up pencil boxes and doing laundry. Not very glamorous. So then I decided I was going to sit on the couch and read, but then I look outside my windows and see a sunny day with trees blooming everywhere. I find it incredibly hard to read when it’s so beautiful out.

However, I do have some book tours coming up, so at night I have been reading The Day The Falls Stood Still and The Angel’s Game. I alternate between the two. I am going to have to fit The Danish Girl in there as well as it’s my book club’s pick for next month.

Tonight I am making a roast with mashed potatoes and having a nice, relaxing dinner.

What I Did

This past week I reviewed Fear The Worst [review] and Bridge of Sighs [review]. I enjoyed them both in completely different ways. I will definitely read another Russo book as Bridge is still with me. I love it when I ponder a book long after finishing it.

Yesterday we rented 17 Again and we all enjoyed it. There are some cuss words which I sort of did not notice (because of my potty mouth) but my son pointed out that it was not appropriate for my daughter to hear. Yep, you are right son! I was probably distracted by the overall hotness of Zac Efron so if you have a young one in the house, take note of the language.

What I’m Excited About

My kids start school on Wednesday so I’m pretty excited about that. I have a 6th grader and a 1st grader now. My son is already getting sentimental over his last year in elementary school. My brain is not quite there yet but prepping for the week is sort of getting me there.

The campus where I work does not start classes until August 24th so this week is my last week of sanity before all those incoming freshman hit the campus. In addition to that, I am also taking advantage of the fee waiver benefit that the university grants me so I am taking GOLF. Last semester I took photography so this time around I thought I’d try something new.

So what are you all up to this fine Sunday?