The corner of my room where I keep my books looks like it has explodeded.
Since I'm participating in The Mystery Read-a-thon, I decided I would pull out all mystery books I have so they're all together. Naturally they were spread out all over my bookshelf (if you had some idea that I organize my books in any way, shape, or form... no), so now the books on my bookshelf are collapsing on top of themselves, and I have piles of mystery books all over the floor in addition to all my other piles of books all over the place.
How did I become such a book glutton? I'm seriously not acquiring any more books until my shelf is down to a manageable size. Seriously! Will you stop laughing, please?
Anyway, yes, the Mystery Read-a-thon. Yesterday I read less than six hours (-ish; I lost track of time for a bit) and I'm not even half-way through my first book, which is kind of disheartening. I am enjoying just taking time to read and not do anything else, though. I'll do more updates when the Read-a-thon concludes.
I got back from vacation on Monday night. If you recall, I listed a few books I was planning to take with me. Well, here's what I actually brought:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Don't Tempt Me by Loretta Chase (DNF)
- Flat-Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy (I think that's her name)
- Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
- The Warrior Hier by Cinda Williams Chima
- Emma (Vols. 1-7) by Kaoru Mori
- What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
- Landsman by Peter Melman
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee
- Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
- Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
- Kathryn by Anya Seton
- Need by Carrie Jones (DNF)
- The Ruthless Italian's Inexperience Wife by Christina Hollis (DNF)
Predictably, I did not read all of these books. Also predictably, I bought more books. Well, the Portland Art Museum was having this super-killer sale on their exhibition catalogs--$2-5 for every one, and they usually cost between $40-60--so I really HAD to buy more books in that case. And then we went to Powell's....
I also joined several challenges when I came back. The first was The Harry Potter Reading Challenge. Well, I was already reading The Chamber of Secrets, so why not?! Then there's the Japanese Literature Challenge; I was going to use Emma for that, but then I decided I would read Battle Royale for it, instead. And I of course had to join Amy's L. J. Smith Reading Challenge. I might have joined another challenge, too... hmm, can't remember. Not a good sign. I need a secretary or something.
But it's good to be home and foolishly joining new challenges again. Plus, I actually got a job! I haven't started it yet, but I'm happy because obviously my little problem with the books needs some sort of funding.
Now back to the readathon.
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