Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger HopThe weekly Book Blogger Hop is brought to you by Crazy For Books. Just click on the link to get the rules and to participate. It's a lot of fun and a great way to meet new book bloggers!

This week's question is: How many books do you have on your 'to be read shelf’?

If I buy a book, I read it - usually within hours of getting it into my clutches. So, I don't actually have a literal shelf with TBR books on it. I do have lists, though, of books to-be-read, books to-be-bought, books-to-give-as-presents, etc. They are partially on my Amazon wishlist, partially on a list of favorite authors on an old Palm M130 that I use as an e-reader, and mostly in my head. I don't know how many there are. There are many, many pages on my Amazon wishlist. My main wishlist currently stands at 158, my kids' books list currently stands at only 39. Then there are my wishlists for writing books, gardening books, books on home canning (huge hobby of mine), and the list I keep to direct my husband to for birthdays and other gift-giving days. I currently have a couple dozen favorite writers that I buy whenever they have a new book out. And then there's all the series that I want to complete (like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone books or Lee Martin's Deb Ralston collection). I would have to say that I want to buy, nearly as many books as I already own, which is already more books than will fit on my shelves. (And I seriously want the library room my sister showed in her "Bliss" post. *sigh* Wouldn't that be great?)

Books: Kinsey Millhone, Sue Grafton
            Deb Ralston, Lee Martin




16 comments:

Beverly said...

Hey - just hoppin' by! Hope you have a great weekend! Stop by The Wormhole and say hi!

Becky (Page Turners) said...

I am terrible at not making lists of the books that I want to read. I have a shelf of books I haven't read yet because I am terrible at buying books at a faster rate than I can read them. Other than that, I just have to go on memory and instinct when I am book shopping

Booklover Book Reviews said...

First time visitor to your blog via the Hop - love your blog title! I have only read one Grafton title but really enjoyed, I must read more... Look forward to browsing your blog some more...

nymfaux said...

Happy Friday!!!--Stopping by from the hop!--Old follower!!! (within the last two hops) :)

my tbr number is a little high right now, but to be fair, I'm also including all the classics and such that I'd like to read "someday." The actual pile on my desk is much smaller ;)

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Amanda said...

Hi Cannwin,

I'm with Becky (do you realise that three of your commenters are Australians -including me?).

I am not big on keeping lists of what I want to read, and the only half-hearted list I have is Goodreads which has about 70 books on it.

I think I'd go nuts if I tried to keep up with all the books I encounter and might like to read one day!

Melanie said...

Hoppin' by to check out your site. Love the header, that's great!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

hi! i'm a new follower!! have a great weekend!! love your header!


http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com

Carrie Rundhaug said...

Happy Friday! Just Hopping by! Great site!

Carrie
www.just-one-more-chapter.com

pussreboots said...

I very rarely read a book on the same day that I get it.

Happy Friday. Come see how many books I have on my TBR pile.

Jinky said...

Hoppin' by to say hello. --I would love a library room too! I'm foremost a stay-at-home mom and don't play the lotter so it'll take a while to get it! :D

Happy reading and come by and visit me some time.

Jinky
@booksthattugtheheart.blogspot.com

Janna said...

Howdy! I'm now a new follower of your blog.

Happy Friday!
http://www.primoreads.com/

BookQuoter said...

Just visiting from the hop. Lots of endless book lists everywhere!!! You seem to have a good system.

Mel said...

Stopping by for the Hop. I love the Kinsey Millhone series too and have read them all so far. I look forward to following your posts. Happy reading!

toni said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by my blog!

I'm the opposite of you, I never read books as soon as I get them unless they're part of a series that I've been waiting for. I have to be in the right 'mood' for a particular kind of book haha which is why I have a collection of various things to choose from!

Anyway, I love this blog. It's lovely :)

Following.

Rummanah Aasi said...

I wish I could read all the books that I buy. I usually read them last thinking I read them at any point. LOL!

Like your blog and now a new follower.

www.booksinthespotlight.blogspot.com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Hello, found you at the hop. Just stopped by for a look see.
I think the hop is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new. This week my trip to the Hop is brought to you by the number 8.

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