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Finishing the First Shelf

After another library visit today, I now only have one author left on the first shelf that I have yet to finish reading on the first shelf of the adult fiction section of my local library. (!!!!) Of course I still have to read the books I checked out, but still, once I turn in the ones I have now, I can move on to the next shelf. Actually the final author on the first shelf, Susan Wittig Albert, extends onto the next shelf. Next week when I get to the library I'll bring my camera along and take a snapshot of the shelves I am reading.

I also decided while I was at the library that I am starting at the 900's and working backwards for non-fiction, because I am not eager to dive into a wall of self-help, pseudo-psychology, and religion. Our library has very little real philosophy, which ought to be in the 100's, so the philosophy section is mostly books about philosophy and books about philosophers, all written for a general public that has no interest in real philosophy. After a master's degree in political philosophy, I have read many more books in that area than our library offers. I read a lot of the paranormal and religious books when I was trying to read this library back in middle school, too. So, I checked out a book on native tribes in the Amazon and a book on the Sand Creek Massacre, from the 900's end of the non-fiction section of the library.

I am pondering keeping a daily reading log starting this evening, but I don't want it to be stuck on a site like this one where it might get lost if the site fails, and I certainly don't want it on Bubblews, where old posts are nearly impossible to find. I would put it on here and back it up on my own blog, but this site doesn't allow duplicate content, so my backing up blog posts on my own site would not work out. So, for now, I guess I'll do a daily log on my own blog, and maybe do digests on here. Not everyone will be thrilled to read them anyway, but I find myself reading other book bloggers' reading log style posts occsaionally, so maybe others enjoy reading such posts too.

For now though, my books are calling, and I need to get back to watching Red Dwarf. This TV series is only available on Netflix streaming service till the beginning of February (yet another of my favorite shows that I won't be able to watch on Netflix anymore). I am only on season 7, so I have a lot of episodes left to watch. (... fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun. .... emoticon :smile: )

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msiduri wrote on January 23, 2015, 9:05 AM

I think you've reached a reasonable compromise. That's a lot of reading. I actually look forward to see what you've read.

valmnz wrote on January 26, 2015, 2:55 PM

My goodness, you are disciplined. I started reading the BBC Top 100 books and documenting my progress on Bubblews, but I got sidetracked.

Ravenmount wrote on January 27, 2015, 5:11 AM

I wish I was just a tad more discilplined, actually. My library books are starting to pile up rather alarmingly.
I occasionally browse lists like that to get ideas about what I want to read next. One of these years I'll complete one of them, but there are always so many other books to read. I've read ~40 books on the BBC's list, though, so I guess it wouldn't be too tough to read the rest. emoticon :smile: Have you read any that you really liked so far from the BBC list?