Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Sunday Salon: New Year Clean-up

My bookish goal today is to clean up my sidebar (my 2009 reading list is still there) and my Ever-Growing TBR List. It's a bibliovore's dilemma: do I leave all the crossed-out books on the list so that I can have the satisfaction of knowing I crossed things out, or so I delete them? I've left them up for 2 years, so this year I'm deleting. I know, I know—if only all our troubles were this ridiculously insignificant.

On the reading side, I posted a review of Ernest Gaines's novel The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman this week, and John Irving's Late Night at Twisted River will be coming soon. I am halfway through Chris Bohjalian's The Buffalo Soldier and loving it. This week I also need to read Oedipus Rex in preparation for the World Lit class I teach. I don't think I've read it in about 25 years!

In other bookish news, I have $13 in used book credit at a local bookstore and $7 left on a gift card to another bookstore. If only I were motivated to actually go out and shop!

7 comments:

readerbuzz said...

I'd planned to work on my blog this weekend at Bloggista, but a cold and bad weather stopped me. I need ideas on how to make my blog better. Maybe I'll visit the Bloggista participants.

Hoopla said...

Perhaps you could add them to a list of "books read." That is also a very satisfying list.

SmallWorld at Home said...

Oh yes, I already have the list of books read, dear friend. In the sidebar--2006,7,8, and 9. ;-) You know I like lists.

Book Dilettante aka Book Bird Dog said...

I sympathize - it's hard to keep that TBR list to a manageable size. Hope you'll visit my Sunday Salon

Judylynn said...

I would like to put a TBR list on my blog. Maybe I'll do that today. I also think that a list of books I have read would be good. I have a list in my journal that I add to when I finish a book. It is satisfying to look at.

Have fun cleaning up your blog!

mylastread said...

I'm the same, my "to be read" list is long on my blog, but my thousand plus "to be read" books that I had bought are taking over my home.. I'm now starting to give away books on my blog....

wisteria said...

I've given up on trying to "manage" my TBR pile. It is less stressful that way. LOL