Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Books, Books, and More Books (and Then a Couple More)

Last Thursday I took a trip to Exmoor and Dulverton with my mum and aunty; whilst in Dulverton I popped into one of the several charity shops in town and came over all excited when I spotted a huge collection of Carola Dunn books on the shelves. Looks like a cosy crime reader was having a bit of a clear out. Soooo, what's a girl to do when quite a number of the series that I don't already own were there for the taking, and at just £1.25 each? Well, that's right, I bought them. All seven of them, plus one other unrelated title.
And then a couple of days later one of my Read It Swap It swaps came through the post. That's Gunpowder Plot, up there at the top of the pile; yet another of the Daisy Dalrymple series by Carola Dunn.

Before I crammed eight of these books into my unread cosy crime bookcase I thought it would be interesting to count up how many books are already in there. More than 50? Yes. More than 100? Yes. 130 to be precise. Or 138 now that the newbies have been squeeezed in. There's really no more room now.

Of course, then I had to take the other, non-cosy book to the non-cosy (unread) bookcase up on the landing.
And, of course, I had to have a little count up of the books here too. More than 50? Yes. More than 100? Yes. 121 to be precise. Plus the new-to-me one that was added.
And then I went back downstairs and realised that there were two unread Book Club books in the living room, making a grand total of....
262 unread books of mine in the house.
As hubby pointed out, at a rate of 25 books a year (which is the amount I said I would try to read as one of my New Year's Resolutions), that's over ten years' worth of books. Better make a start.

How many unread books have you got in your house?
Please say it's not just me who has this little book problem.


  1. Just had a quick tot up. Results are showing 11 fiction and 13 non-fiction unread.
    All those books in your bookcases make your home look cosy (no pun intended.)

    1. It 's nice to be surrounded by books.

  2. You can never ever ever never ever have too many books!!! And by the looks of it, you have a small library!

    1. You're right, you can never have too many books - I'll have that on my headstone!

  3. I have about 10 actual books in my to be read pile and another 6 on my Kindle. I usually read 3 books at a time, a real book, a Kindle book and a bathroom book. I read voraciously and will probably read around 140 books this year.

    1. 140?? Wow, I'm in awe of you! So I've got less than two years' worth of books for you!


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