In my mailbox

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

“In my mailbox” is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren in which people share the books that they have acquired that week.

This week was a little worse than last week in terms of book acquisition, and I’m feeling rather guilty.  All the other books are looking down at me from the shelves and judging me for not reading them.  The historical novels gaze disdainfully down their aristocratic spines at me; the gothic novels glare malevolently; the mysteries brood silently and worryingly; the books about other cultures sniff and mutter about racism; the Victorian novels gaze mournfully and wondering why I continue to buy books when I haven’t read them.  Do I not love them enough?

With this guilt generated from anthropomorphising my books in mind, I’m going to make a conscious effort to avoid acquiring any new books this week.  My TBR pile has reached ridiculous heights (I’ve promised myself I won’t let it hit 500) and I really don’t need any more books just now.  Sadly, with me and books it isn’t a question of needing but of wanting anyway, so we’ll see how my resolve holds out.  Wish me luck

This week I received from BookMooch:

And picked up from local charity shops:

So, in summary:

Books off the TBR pile this week – 3

Books on the TBR pile this week – 12

Change – +9

TBR pile stands at – 492 books

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3 Responses to “In my mailbox”

Comment from Stephanie
Time September 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I have been meaning to read A Spot of Bother, The Reader and 84 Charing Cross Road. Looking forwards to your thoughts on them!

Comment from kai charles
Time September 6, 2010 at 6:13 am

great books, I know the feeling about too many books, owning the nook has lessened the accusing stare of my bookshelves! Now I hide my lack of willpower in the B&N archive section :)

Happy reading

Comment from oldenglishrose
Time September 6, 2010 at 9:29 am

At this rate it may be some time before I get around to them, so I wouldn’t hold your breath. They all look really good though, so perhaps I’ll try to wiggle them in sooner.

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