Yes, yes, I know I only updated you all on my Mount TBR progress a couple of days ago, but I just wanted to share these pictures with you.
On Monday night and my day off on Tuesday I managed to clear another 40 or so books off the shelves - and to try and drive the message home to myself, I built a bonfire. No, I didn't set it alight - though it was tempting for a minute there. It comprised of about a third of my book collection, I'd say, maybe just under. These are books off my overstuffed kitchen bookcase and from the medium-sized box I had under the table (to the left of the picture). I took them all down from the shelves and (gently) threw them onto a massive pile, which I then left overnight to shock myself with the next morning.
It worked! When I came back to it on Tuesday I was pretty horrified by how big it looked! It took several hours to sift through and because I was getting so tired, much of it got re-shelved anyway, unfortunately. The box is empty now though, so that's a start. Nevertheless, the fact remains that if Mount TBR is currently sitting at, say, 1000 books, that means that at a reading rate of roughly 75 books a year, I have enough to last me 13-14 years. I WOULD BE NEARLY 40 BY THE TIME I FINISHED THESE BOOKS!
If that ain't enough to convince me I need to be more ruthless still, I don't know what is!
And on a duckling-related note...
My last ducky photo was, quite frankly, crap - so I took another one! All seven ducky babies, plus eight moorhen babies, were out by the path near the car park, awwww...
SO MANY BABEEEEZ! :)
Well, that's me done for now! I'm (finally) writing a review of V for Vendetta so hopefully that'll be on its way soon... As for right now, it's humid and sticky and thundery and wet and headachy, so I'm going to go stick my nose in a book and ignore everything for a while (including the crazy customers who have VOLUNTARILY ventured out in this, the fools!)... Read on!