Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weekend Assignment #184 From the Top of Mount TBR (To be read)

From the Blogfather, John Scalzi, at By The Way , comes this assignment that I couldn't pass up!  It's all about books! 
Books and coffee... next to family, they are my loves!
Weekend Assigment #184: From the Top of Mount TBR

Anyone who does a lot of reading know about "Mount TBR": That's the pile of books you have just waiting To Be Read -- the books you want to get to, but haven't yet. This brings us to this week's Weekend Assignment:

Weekend Assignment #184: What books do you want to read - but haven't yet? These could be new books, classic books you've just not gotten around to, books you've bought but haven't cracked the spines of, or a book you want to get but for some reason haven't. The salient characteristic is that you want to read it, but just haven't yet.
Rather than answer... I have taken pictures, just like John did!
This pile are mostly waiting to be read.  There are probably 4 or 5 that I did read mixed in.  They are piled on the floor next to my nightstand. 
I didn't take a picture of my nightstand, but that has my Lupus and RA books, plus a Latin book I like to reread, and a book of affirmations.
Here is another pile of books, in a bin next to my dresser.  These are books I have read but want to keep to reread them again at some point.

This last pile of books in the bedroom are basically just two authors, Jim Butcher and Jeff Shaara.  Sorry it is fuzzy... not sure why.  I noticed there is also a Steve Berry and a John Sauls on the pile, too.

Extra credit: Do you usually prefer the book or the movie?

I prefer the book 99.9% of times.  There have been a few times that movie has helped me to appreciate certain aspects of a book more, like in the case of Harry Potter.  Seeing the Quidditch game come to life on the big screen helped me understand it much better. 

Also, I agree with John, my enjoyment of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was totally enhanced by the movie.  Tolkein is obscure, the movie brought it to life and I was able to go back and read the books because I wanted to, not because I had to for college!  LOL

FYI -  Here are the rest of our 'book nooks'!

The playroom which has mostly homeschooling, or non-fiction, lots of stuff all the kids can use for reports and what not.

This next area are the bins on my china cabinet with all the current homeschooling books.

This is Pumpkin's book case, of books for pleasure reading.  It doesn't include a huge bin next to her bed with her current 'faves'.

And, here are Hammer and Fuzzy's books.  Not as neat as their sister's, it is hard with twice as many though, to be fair.  The boys have a good amount of non-fiction in their room, too.  They each enjoy reading educational things for fun, as well as fiction.

So, there ya have it!  Dawn's Book Bonanza!  We always tell friends to check with us if their kids need books on a particular subject, usually we have it!  LOL

be well,

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pixiedustnme said...

dang - and I thought I had a l lot of books!

mleighin21st said...

Oh Yeah, that's alot of books.  It's just great that your kids have the same love of reading as you.  And, I think......You have more books than me.
                              Smiles,  Leigh

tenyearnap said...

This made me smile. I knew you were a fellow book hound and I figured that you must have those same piles that make my home complete, too. Very cool. --Cin

ksgal3133 said...

Wow and I thought we had a lot of books over here :) Great entry!


chat2missie said...

WOW!! That is a lot of books.

deshelestraci said...

You have it worse than I do!  Maybe because I'm broke and CAN'T buy books.  But man, I wear the library out.

tlgf1968 said...

now i know where to go when i can't find what i want in the library :)~  although, i do have a fair amount of books at my house, too ... i am too tired to take pictures, though.  on my list is hillary clinton's biography, an old book called "law & order," flynn's up&coming "protect & defend," and a biography of abraham lincoln, among others.  i keep all my potters for re-reading, john case novels for travel, and am finishing "angels & demons."  this is a great assignment - thanks for bringing it to our attention! =)

toonguykc said...

There may be a Pear Dude book in the semi-near future. Blog buddy Rachel (Mosie's daughter) is working on it with me.  I'll let you know....


randlprysock said...

I think you have me beat with books to read.... your stacks are really high!!!  You go girl!!  Reading is wonderful!!!  Hugs,
Lisa : )  PS Thanks for the encouragement... I always enjoy your comments!!  You are a good friend!

sdoscher458 said...

Wow, thats some load of books. When I attempt to stack them for some reason they don't stay straight and they get knocked over. I like the crate idea, maybe I'll try. I have books everywhere too, but I think youhave me, Sandi

eml625 said...

WOW that's alot of books.
I love to read too, always have, its something I want to pass on to my children.

coelha said...

Whoa...  Hot Damn!  You have A LOT of books!!!  Julie :)

sunnyside46 said...

how cool to have allthose books. It's great your kids love to read too. I jsut started Twilight, I am at work and can't remember the author, but its' a new best seller.

preciousone25 said...

I have alot of books also that I want to read, probably not quite the amount that you do, but still.... alot!!!  (big sigh!!) One Day!!!


gehi6 said...

Looks like you are a real booknik and teaching the kids to be that way, too.  The best thing I thought I ever did was take my kids to the library all the time and let them check out books along with mine.  Now I buy a lot of books in the thrift stores.  I found an Anne Lamott book yesterday I have not read called "Blue Shoe." I am reading one I just bought, a historical novel by Rose Tremain, first time I have read any of hers, but I like it.  It is called "Music and Silencce" Have you heard of her.  I also picked up one called Thinking in Pictures by Temple Grandin.  I think she is quite a well known autistic writer. I tend to buy when I get the chance because they are so cheap.  Gerry    

donejustwrite said...

OMGosh...  it's "book week."  I stayed home from work Wednesday & one of the things I did was go down into the basement & sort my books.  Not all of them because I ran out of time & room.  It's a work in progress and a mess - something I would have journaled about if I had gotten around to sharing over the weekend, as was my intent but, as is such, didn't happen.  Won't say too much here in case I do get around to journaling, but just thought it was "funny" that I was in book mode myself and could have/would have played along IF I had gotten my act together sooner...