I know you are out there.......because in past years I have been part of several internet discussions of...........
"How many books are on your bedside table?"
Perhaps your books are not on an actual bedside table.......I do not even have a bedside table. But my desk is nearby.......and they used to be stacked on that desk.........till my husband built four shelves above my desk. Now I keep the books there........and they, the books, are making me crazy! I just added about five more at Christmas. There is no.more.room.for.more.books. And we all know that there will be more! The scary thing is........earlier this year, I had to move at least twenty of them to another spot. I have no less than seventy vying for my attention......and in all genres. Other books, especially classics, keep coming between me and this "stack".
I have vowed to read through at least ten this year......maybe more. But because it is challenging and perhaps even overwhelming......to choose which ones to read first.......I came up with a random way of picking what to read first. I thought it would be fun to do this this with other bibiliphiles.....and so, I have started......
The Bedside Table Reading Challenge of 2012
I will randomly pick a letter from the alphabet........and whatever letter that is......say M for January....we will read a title from our stack starting with that letter.
If you do not have a stack, just choose from your book shelves.....or make a stack and get started!
Post this on your blog, if you have one........and/or leave a comment on this post, stating that you are joining in.....and what book you have chosen for this month. Please post a picture of your stack! When you are finished reading....share a few thoughts about the book, if you wish. I will post a new letter each month.....hopefully in the first week of the month.......
If you have more than one title starting with the letter.......just choose one.....or choose the one first that is first in alphabetical order.
I know there is not much time left in January, but I am aware that some of you read voraciously and can probably still fit a book in before the end of this month. I can. I will. I ought. :)
The letter for this month, January 2012 is:
The book on my "bedside table" that I will read for this month is.........
Are you in??? Please join me! Willa?
Please share with other bibliophiles......
Happy New Year Reading Blessings,
If you like to read in list form.......instead of conversational........
- Post the title and the picture above on your blog post.
- Pick the book from your stack that starts with that month's letter.
- Pick alphabetically if you have more than one with that letter.
- Pick up-the-alphabet if you do not have any with the chosen letter.
- List your book choice.
- Post a link to your post in our comments.
- Share your thoughts about the book after reading the book, if you desire.