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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

sigh, another challenge

When will I learn to say no????

As I've gone over my book shelves for my challenges, I've noticed books that have been there for what seems like years - who knows, maybe some have. I've got to clean up and clear out so when I saw a post for the Rescue Challenge, I had to check it out.

"Help rescue those unloved books from the obscurity of the bottom of the tbr pile.

There would be two parts to the challenge, the first would be to get rid of any books you know deep down you will never read, so whether you bookmooch, bookcross, give them away to a charity shop these books will take up less of your space and have the opportunity to be read.

The second part of the challenge, will be to set up a pool of those unloved books and read between 3-6 of them between Nov 1st 2008 - Dec 31st 2009.

Books can definitely count for other challenges as well, in fact this will probably urge you to read them, and you set yourself the amount of books you'd like to read. The prize, is simply space on your shelves and freeing yourself of guilt when you once again sweep past that copy to reach for a shiny new book."


When we repainted downstairs & redid the flooring, all the bookcases were moved to the patio. One bookshelf worth of books landed on the stairs but all the others were put back on the shelves on the patio (covered but not enclosed). Strange thing is that when we moved everything back inside, I've still got books on the stairs because they don't fit anywhere. What's with that?

Maybe I can send enough on to another place that I won't need to double stack my shelves and can actually see all of the books.


I found the Warriors series while browsing in the YA section. They sounded so good that I found the first set in the series and bought all six. I read the first one. And that was it. It was too late to return the other five and I didn't care to read them! Was it my mood? Too many other books? I don't know. I just know that all six sat on the shelf taking up space. Staring at me. I finally gave them to a friend who's daughter teaches fifth grade.

Score: 1 read 6 gone

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