Dear Readers – I’ve been inspired!
Simon recently wrote a review of a book previously unknown to me called The Shelf by Phyllis Rose on the lovely new incarnation of his blog Stuck in a Book. In this book, the author reads a shelf of books in her local library – the good, the bad and the ugly, and uses them to discuss the joys of reading. I can’t resist books like this – especially as it’s subtitled An Adventure in Extreme Reading – I’ve ordered a copy!
Given my failure in sticking to the TBR dare this year and the never-decreasing size of my TBR piles, I thought I could adapt The Shelf‘s principles to my bookcases.
So my project – Annabel’s Shelves is born with its own page up top.
It’s very simple –
- I will read my way through my big bookshelves as on my header from A-Z.
- I will start by picking a book by an author or title beginning with A, and then move on to B etc.
- I will read one book per month – or more if I feel like it but it must be from these TBR bookshelves.
- I hope that when I get to Z – I’ll want to start again.
Those are the only rules, but I plan to concentrate on new to me authors and modern classics rather than some of the comfort reads that I know are up there.
I’m not asking anyone else to join in – I have no cast-iron schedule for this. But, as I borrowed the basic premise from elsewhere, do feel free to whatever you like with the idea!
I’ll choose my first book from the shelves later – so here’s your chance to suggest some authors/titles to me beginning with
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