Saturday, January 12, 2008
My husband is still on strike, and could be for months yet. (For more information on the Writers Guild on strike, read United Hollywood or My Second Strike, blogs on the subject) So this New Year, because he's got time when he's not picketing, we've actually made some headway on one of our perpetual resolutions, to clean out the garage.
And all this cleaning up made me realize I had to make another New Year's resolution--a personal ban on book-buying until I've read some of the books on my huge TBR stack.
I mean, I know we're in desperate need of some bookshelf space in this house, but I'm starting to have nightmares about being buried under piles of books. That can't be good.
And even when I'm not actually shelling out cash for books, new ones still end up on the stack--gifts, mooches, books borrowed from the library. You see? I just can't stop myself...
Here are a few of the books that have made their way to my stack recently, without my having broken my resolution...
Away, by Amy Bloom. A good friend had an extra copy...bonus for me!
Martha Quest, by Doris Lessing. A holiday gift from my sister-in-law.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union, by Michael Chabon. Borrowed from a friend.
The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story, by Diane Ackerman. Another gift.
Even without buying, I've already got so many great things to read in 2008. How 'bout you?