For various reasons, but largely because of time and trying to do too much, and because I’m lazy, my Library is making its way into the Cocoary.
I used to talk books here, occasionally, and then, just over a year ago, I decided to create a book-space and focus more on Life and Crafts here. Now, though, as a result of much soul-searching and discussions about the future, my books are returning here. For those who did find the Library, you may recognise some of the content, as I transfer the books. I shall endeavour to break the old up with new as I go.
A portion of our book-collection…
However, I thought, to begin, I should start with my To-Be-Read pile:
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
Physically, I have a small pile of books by my bed, and I have a good memory for my books, bookshelves, and those I have already read. Otherwise, I have a very long list of titles spanning several dozen pages of those I’d like to read.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or e-book?
Print. My Kindle has been neglected for…oh, pretty much since I got it. It has its moments, but I prefer print books.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
Does it need to go back to the library soon? If there are no library books in the pile, how am I feeling? Which looks the most interesting or entertaining?
4. Book that has been on your TBR the longest?
I can’t remember the title – something like Under the Sky, can’t remember the author (Harris, maybe? Barry? Radcliffe?) – but I was given it for my birthday as a teenager, and I still haven’t read it…I can picture both the cover and where it is on my shelf, and I know it has something to do with WWII.
5. A book you recently added to your TBR?
To the pile: Mark’s Warhammer novels. Does that count? There’s quite a few of them, and the collection is growing…
To the list: Black City Saint, by Richard A. Kraal.
6. A book on your TBR strictly because of its beautiful cover?
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, in the Waterstones edition. So pretty! I read The Watchmaker of Filigree Street because of its cover too, and enjoyed it. Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover…
7. A book on your TBR that you never plan on reading?
The rest of Trollope’s Barchester Chronicles. I read the first, doubt I’ll read the rest. And I doubt I’ll ever read the aforementioned war book…
8. An unpublished book on your TBR that you’re excited for?
Probably the next Cormoran Strike novel, although that isn’t specifically on my list. I don’t know which on my list are unpublished. That’s the thing with working in the book-industry. I come across all sorts of books but don’t very often pay attention to the publication date.
9. A book on your TBR that everyone recommends to you?
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. Although I am slowly working my way through them. I’ve had a lack of recommendations recently, though, and I don’t keep up with current bestsellers – see below.
10. A book on your TBR that everyone has read but you?
Probably most of the current bestsellers. I haven’t yet read the Peculiar Orphanage series – Ransom Riggs, is it?
11. A book on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Can’t think of one – such an emotion about a book only really occurs with series, and I’m not currently in the middle of one. Unless you count the Strike novels? But I can wait for that one.
12. How many books are in your Goodreads TBR shelf?
No idea. My Goodreads bookshelf, like my Kindle, has been neglected since shortly after opening the account… I know, I’m terrible with technology.
If you feel inclined to answer the above questions yourself, consider yourself tagged.