Saturday, 19 December 2009

I need to cull my book pile


Today I tidied and cleaned our bedroom. So that I could vacuum I piled up all the books I have next to my bed on my bedside table - the result was a rather dangerous leaning tower of books. Don't imagine for a moment I am reading all these books at the same time...but I am chopping and changing. Some are being read now, some are for reference and some are on my 'to read' list. I think I need to get myself some kind of basket or box or something next to the bed! It looks like a health and safety issue at the moment.

Books are (from bottom upwards):

  • Tolkein's Ring, David Day (library book, read)
  • Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version
  • My Dear Child, Colin Urquhart (dipping into now and then)
  • Holy Bible, King James Version (study Bible)
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams (read for the zillionth time)
  • Some notes from church
  • Holy Bible, New International Version
  • Rough Guide to Ethical Living (library book, dipping into now and then)
  • Interlinear Greek/English New Testament Bible (KJV)
  • Life Application Study Bible, New International Version
  • Enquire Within Upon Everything (Mum's book, was her Auntie's, old book from 1930s, really interesting)
  • Slow March Through Hell, Douglas Swift (Soldier's Memoirs from WWII, Douglas Swift was in my Granddad's regiment - they were prisoners of war)
  • Home Hints and Tips, Rosamund Richardson (library book, natural tips for homekeeping)
  • Keeping Christ in Christmas, Steve Russo (book from church, has some great tips)
  • Longitude, Dava Sobel (my Dad's book, on my to read list)
  • Book of Common Prayer (Anglican)
  • The Herb of Grace, Elizabeth Goudge (wonderful book, lent to me by Dulce Domum, only one chapter to go!)
  • Short story of my Great Granddad's time in WWI, written by my Dad - really interesting.



5 comments:

  1. not like we need another basket or box!!!

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  2. I put a basket next to my bed for books. Now it is full of finished and abandoned books and the books in progress are piling up on the bedside table again.

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  3. ((Sarah)) ~ I didn't know you were blogging again! At least I don't think I knew. I've been in a bit of a muddle because I switched over to a different RSS reader (well am still switching really - see what I mean about muddled!).

    Regarding your very impressive book pile ... I cheat ... I use a bookcase as my side table! ;o)

    Hugs to you and yours. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. You know Sarah, I have a basket under my night table just for books I'm reading and it works quite well....but I do find that I still tend to overload it LOL

    Hugs,
    Sandra

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  5. Hubs - one can never have enough baskets!

    Bookworm - that is indeed what will probably happen!

    Jodi - so nice to 'see' you! Hope you're having a lovely Christmastime. A bookshelf would probably be a good idea!

    Sandra - I am sure that I will have an overflowing basket, books on the floor and on my bedside table! :)

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