Shelf Maintenance 2017


I feel I was fairly successful in 2016 at reading from my “shelves”— books I already owned—and reading newly acquired books in a timely manner. I read or DNFed 26 books that I owned before Jan. 1, 2016 and read (of DNFed) 54% of the books I acquired in 2016. To continue the momentum, I’m going to add a few challenges to the mix.

Mount TBR


Info @ My Reader’s Block

  • What: Choose a level, read books owned by you prior to January 1, 2017.
    • I’m shooting for Mount Blanc: Read 24 books from your TBR pile/s.
  • How Long: All Year!
  • Progress:
    • The Long Way Down by Craig Schaefer – REVIEW
    • “Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James – REVIEW
    • The Girl Who Tweeted Wolf by Nick Bryan – DNF
    • In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle – REVIEW
    • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville – REVIEW
    • The Ghost of Squire House by Joanne Pence – DNF
    • Me and My Ghoulfriends by Rose Pressey – DNF
    • The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford – DNF
    • The Whole Art of Detection by  Lyndsay Faye – DNF
    • Delusion by Laura L. Sullivan – DNF

Read the Books You Buy


Info @ Book Date

  • What: Choose a level, read books bought in 2017
    • I’m going to read 61 – 80 %  of the books I buy.  Maximising  Returns! I am going to take advantage of the option to read books purchased since July 2016, at least for the first half of the year.
  • How Long: All Year!
  • Purchases since July 2016:
    • The Nikola Tesla Treasury ($1.99, purchased 11/16/16)
    • Fantastic Creatures (Fellowship of Fantasy Book 1) ($0.99, purchased 11/17/16)
    • Exclusive Magical Secrets by Will Goldston  ($4.00, purchased 11/19/16)
    • Adelaide Herrmann Queen of Magic ($22.41, purchased 12/17/16)

Acquisitions 2017

  1. Fascist Lizards from Outer Space by Dan Copp, ARC, NetGalley, 1/17/17
  2. OZ The Complete Collection by  L. Frank Baum, Free, Amazon, 2/16/17
  3. Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia by Dennis Covington, Free, Little Library, 2/21/17