I started the week with high anxiety levels and am finishing it with a cold, so I feel like I’ve achieved very little. There are a couple of ‘urgent’ things on my to-do list that I put off and really must do. However I did put two bookcases together and rearranged the books (again – it won’t be the last time…) I’ve put all the unreviewed books on shelves, which makes sense from a decluttering viewpoint (and I have them marked in a spreadsheet) but not so great from a visual viewpoint, as I can’t see them. Also I have no recollection if I received any review books this week. I think I didn’t, but I didn’t put anything on my spreadsheet and don’t have the box of review books to check. I suppose I could see if I recognise a new one in the shelves, but it’s kind of needle and haystack territory.
On instagram, I’ve been making bookshelves (dull pictures are me)
On Twitter, I’ve been drooling over new books
— Anne-Marie (@ChildLedChaos) October 18, 2014
On Facebook and G+ I’ve been as non-existant as usual. Ditto on the blog.
Behind the scenes, I’ve thoroughly failed in giving my (mine all mine!) illustrator a spec but have started creating a book database app type thing that should make creating reviews a speedier process so I can populate new blog with actual content. Actual content creation will have to wait until after half term, and I really need to think properly about what I’m trying to achieve for myself.
Right, I shall go back to sniffling and feeling sorry for myself now.
I noticed I’ve been inconsistent with putting books I’ve bought as gifts in my book totals, so I’ve gone back and added them all, hence the jump in cumulative totals this week.
Books added to shelves:
Cakes in Space – Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre (bought from The Book People)
How to Write a Story – Simon Cheshire & Kate Pankhurst (bought from The Book People)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse – Chris Riddell (bought from The Book People)
Coraline – Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell (bought from The Book People)
Oliver and the Seawigs – Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre (bought from The Book People)
Aliens Love Underpants – Clare Freedman & Ben Cort (bought from The Book People)
Pirates Love Underpants – Clare Freedman & Ben Cort (bought from The Book People)
Aliens Love Panta Claus – Clare Freedman & Ben Cort (bought from The Book People)
Dinosaurs Love Underpants – Clare Freedman & Ben Cort (bought from The Book People)
Aliens in Underpants Save the World – Clare Freedman & Ben Cort (bought from The Book People)
Cumulative: 494 (£762.01) (£3225.78)
Library books borrowed: none
Books removed from shelves: 12 gift books previously not counted (1 to post; 4 still to give as gifts)
41 eBooks. Net bookshelf gain 2014 cumulative = 293
Read 52 books finished this week:
The Crane Wife – Patrick Ness
Year progress: 292/365 = 80.0%
300 Picture Book progress: 320/300 = 107.7%
Read 52 progress: 63/52 = 121.2% (46/52 = 88.5%)