2.07.2009

My Goal for 2009...a little late

So, most people who know me know I love books. I think they're pretty much the best thing ever. I look forward to the library's annual book sale more than my birthday or Christmas. Which is great, I mean, books are an awesome thing. My problem (and keep reading, as it is a problem) is that I can't pass up a good deal on a book (or many books). I see that new cover and the synopsis always sounds so great, or maybe it's a classic I always wanted to read, or an author someone has recommended, whatever the case, I have to have it. It's a miracle to make it out of a book store in under an hour, and an even bigger miracle to leave without making a purchase.

So, to my point...the other night I decided to go through all my books--the one's I have unpacked and organized onto shelves--and realized that I have 133 books that I have purchased (or been given or borrowed) and never read. 133! That's ridiculous. So, my goal for 2009 is to read these books. Obviously not all of them, but try and get a dent in that number, as I doubt the purchasing will cease, what with a summer full of garage sales to look forward to, and of course the library sale in October. So, I'll be posting my progress on the blog. Here's the rundown for February. I made Erich choose 5 books from the list:

1. Lord of the Rings--the book actually has all three books in one, so I am just reading the first one, and the title escapes me.
2. The Kite Runner
3. It. I have tried and tried to read this book and it scares the bejezus out of me. But I will conquer this book and that damn Pennywise!
4. Breakfast at Tiffany's. Ahhh, my Truman Capote kick. I have several of his little gems to read
5. Eat, Pray, Love. This was one I started before the move and was enjoying it, so it should be a quick finish. I hope.

I started LOTR on Thursday (as I was in the middle of a really good book and wanted to finish it first). I think this is a rather lofty goal as two of the books are at least 300 pages, and February is a short month. But, I am confident I'll get at least 4 knocked out. So, off to read!