Our Week in Books #43

I read three books for me this week, which was nice. This probably means I won’t read anything else for another month though, as I need to catch up with blogging and other tasks. Technically it looks like I have achieved my 52 books but there are 8 very short books on that list so I want to make it to 60 before I feel I’ve achieved.

Over 400 picture books read now too. It took five months to read 300 unique books, and another five to read the next 100 unique books! I very much doubt we’ll get to 450 before the end of the year, then I’ll reset the count for 2014 🙂

Today we collected some library reservations, the first time I’ve ever reserved anything. It was wonderfully easy, so I shall be doing that a lot more in future. This year I have bought too many books, I think next year’s aim will be to buy as few as possible. We do very well out of review books and if I can cut costs, I can hopefully fund postage to offer more giveaways as a thank-you to blog readers. We can’t keep every book, no matter how I’d love to!

New Picture Books read this week:
Hansel and Gretel Baby Pie Matilda's Cat Wolves Dear Dragon Extra Yarn Mortimer Keene: Attack of the Slime We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Books added to shelves: 2 review books. Cumulative: 432

Library books borrowed: 11 Cumulative: 143+

Books removed from shelves: none Cumulative: 232

Challenge books read: Some Kind of Fairy Tale; The Story of Tracy Beaker; The Fault in Our Stars

Year progress: 299/365 = 81.9%
Picture Book Challenge progress: 402/300 = 134.0%
50 Book Challenge / Read 52 progress: 53/52 = 101.9%

A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

2 responses to “Our Week in Books #43

  1. Good progress! I’ve never reserved anything either, though I really should as buying books is my one area of spending weakness. I just can’t resist, and though I buy in charity shops or 2nd hand on Amazon, I’m still buying, and could be borrowing. I’ll look into it, thanks
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    • Thank-you 🙂 I love owning books, but I am trying very hard to convince myself that maybe we have – if not ‘enough’ books, then enough for now! Our library has online reservation, e-mail when it’s in & 2 weeks to collect. The reserved books were on a special shelf that was easy to find. I’m completely sold on the process now (and most importantly, the children’s cards so no charges!) Go for it 🙂

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