After a flurry of purging and rearranging, my office (above) now seems like a peaceful place to hang out.
Yes, that is ONE book on my coffee table/trunk: a review book from Vine. I received one other book this week, but it is still hanging out on the computer table. And I am currently reading another one, The Bookseller.
An interesting story about alternative lives…in dreams and in reality.
What does my revamped office mean? Are my book piles banished?
Well, after much reflection, I have abandoned my Mt. TBR Challenge, unfinished. I completed 32 out of the 36 I had promised to read…mainly because every one of the remaining unread books purchased prior to 2014 (the target of the challenge) failed to engage me.
There were only nine books left. And all I had to do was read four more of them. But I’m done! No more reading of books I don’t wish to read. No more reading challenges!
I want to focus on the NEW books on my stacks and on Sparky. Below, note the new books I purchased or won from other blogs. On the far right are books I purchased to reread: Gone with the Wind, Rebecca, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Jamaica Inn…to name a few.
On Sparky, there are quite a few. I would like to concentrate on those as well.
I like the feeling of freedom that comes with this decision. Who says I have to read books that no longer appeal to me? I have a starter box in the garage where I am putting books I am done with…for the library collection drive.
Usually I only put in books I have already read…but who made that rule?
Do I seem rebellious? As if I have gone off the rails? Or am I finally sane? What do you do when you are fed up with “must-reads” and obligations?