Thursday, November 01, 2007
It's baaaack. . . .
The From the Stacks Winter Reading Challenge, that is, sponsored once again by Overdue Books.
And may I say it's good that I ordered books yesterday and the day before, because from now until Jan. 30, I'm prohibited. The rules state for this challenge we would be reading 5 books that we have already purchased, have been meaning to get to, have been sitting on the nightstand and haven't read before. No going out and buying new books. No getting sidetracked by the lure of the holiday bookstore displays. Last year I took the no buying new books part very seriously and I hope to do the same again. Because really, reading five books I own between now and Jan. 30 is a piece of cake. But going without new book purchases, now, that's challenging.
Not that I managed to go three months without buying books last year (just two, but that's an awful long time when you're on the Amazon site several times a day the way I am), but I did read from my own shelves, with only two library books somehow managing to foist themselves upon me, over the three months of the challenge.
Other than Christina Stead novels for Outmoded Authors and The Owl Service for the Slaves of Golconda group read, I should be library book-free until the end of January.