Good evening readers and happy 2018!!! It’s hard to believe that we’re already a month into the new year, and that I’m starting my sixth year of blogging, but time seems to fly when you’re having fun – or at least attempting to get your ish together.
Like most households, that ish here at GeekyNerdy HQ is focused on paring down the amount of “stuff” the Mysterious Mr. C and I currently possess, as well as on getting our finances in order, especially since I just bought three new pairs of glasses, we both went on a bit of a shopping spree this past weekend, and our big London trip is coming up next week!
While there are a number of things that we’re looking to change expense-wise, I know that the biggest challenge for me is books. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to my personal library. Though I’ve always loved the feel of having a physical copy of something in my hand, I think a lot of it also stems from my time as a bookseller, when I had a lovely employee discount that I made liberal use of. Sadly, I don’t have that discount anymore, but that hasn’t really curbed my purchasing habit!
Though I have studiously kept track of all of the books in our apartment (and on my nook and Kindle mobile app) that I want to read, it’s been a while since I’ve counted them up. Getting a better handle on that was part of the ish I was working on and you know what I discovered? There are 125 books on that list. I repeat, 125!
Now, not all of those books are blog-related, but the vast majority of them are. As such, I’m putting myself on (at least) a yearlong book-buying ban. While I certainly have more than enough books at home to keep me occupied, I also plan to use my local library as well as the Library (one of the perks of being an employee!) to check out some of the novels that are related to movies coming out later this year. But other than that… No. New. Books!
To get things started, I’m tackling Naomi Alderman’s The Power and Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles (I’m currently partway through Cress), but I’m planning to dive into some graphic novels next – particularly Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Black Panther run and the rest of Mike Raicht and Brian Smith’s Stuff of Legend series. After that, I’m looking at Sarah Kuhn’s Heroine Complex, though I’m certainly open to other suggestions.
Do you have anything that’s languishing on your To-Be-Read list? If so, let me know and it might just become our next book club read!