Haven’t done a Sunday Salon in quite awhile, and this one is basically going to be about me
whining, complaining, trying to figure out what needs to be done organizationally for my blog.
First off, and most importantly I have a backlog of reviews to get settled. Review copies and ARCs that I’ve read and not reviewed have taken the top spot in must-do. Apologies to publishers and authors I am owing posts to, but they are coming. I’m hoping to get completely caught up by the middle to end of February. In the next week, I’ll be blogging about the following books:
** Just now looking at those 6 book covers I realized how
weird eclectic my reading taste actually is **
Another post I have lined up is a look at the first 8 books in the Sookie Stackhouse series, and the short story anthology. I’d actually considered making this into a monthly type of post – since I’ve been re-reading a lot of series’ books to catch back up with newly released additions to the series’.
Challenges. That’s another biggie on my list of organizing must-do’s. I haven’t taken a really close look but I think that I may have failed to complete 3 of my 2009 challenges. But on the plus side even though the end-dates have passed, I still intend to continue with them for my own personal satisfaction. As for 2010 challenges, I’ve chosen a few to take part in, signed up, and posted my challenge posts. I feel good about the ones I’ve picked so there is another plus.
Now onto the thing that is driving me absolutely out of my mind, crazy! My books, bookcases, shelves, etc. Here’s the situation … too many books + not enough shelves = insanity, tears and denial. In the next few weeks I need to completely fix this or I may need medication and/or a straitjacket. First I need to gather all the books in the house and analyze – creating piles of ‘must-keeps’, ‘to-be-reads’ and ‘these need to go’. Funny thing is, this past semester I studied the weeding process for libraries, and got a pretty awesome grade for my final assignment which involved actually weeding books from a collection – however they were books that weren’t mine – that makes all the difference imo :P
Anyways, hopefully I can weed my own collection, and make a nice sized donation and a pile to trade for book credits. I may take photos of this epic endeavor of re-organization – maybe a before and after style montage – that’s if I can manage to not sob like a toddler the entire time :D
Happy Sunday everyone!
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