Continuing on yesterday's theme of catching up, I've spent much of the past year catching up on my "to be read" - or TBR - pile of books.
It would have been during last year's lockdown that I faced the fact that a large proportion of my bookshelf contained books that I'd never read. Whilst this certainly isn't unusual for many in my social circle, the librarian in me decided that enough was enough, and it was time for some proper collection management.
That is, either I read those books that I always intended to read, or off they go to Lifeline to sell at the bookfair.
The rules are simple:
- Pick up a book from the shelf that I haven't read
- Proceed to read the book
- If the book hasn't grabbed me by page 50, then I'm allowed to let it go in the box to Lifeline
- If, at the end of the book, I'm unlikely to ever read it again or recommend it to anybody - again, Lifeline.
- Otherwise, it can go back onto the shelf.
- Don't buy any more books in the interim (with a couple of exceptions, ie the next in a series that I'm reading comes out, or I'm at a book launch)