One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read from my TBR bookshelf as much as possible; in the past I have really only managed to add to it, not subtract from it. I am happy to report I am making some progress though not as much as I had hoped. I keep getting good recommendations from friends and wouldn’t you just know it, I end up getting these new titles sent to me via Paperback Swap.
Another resolution I made regarding books is to go through my bookshelf with a critical eye; if a book has been sitting on a shelf for over two years, it needs to go. See in the past, if I found a book uninteresting I would put it back to try again at a later time. Many times the book would “click” with me the second time around, but I am finding I am keeping books after a second and third try. This year I vowed to be brutal in my attempt to clean my shelf. I have already traded several of my unread books and plan to continue with my vow of a brutal attack to clean out my bookshelf, after all a clean shelf needs new books!
Speaking of brutal, our company seems to be winding down; as if our company is its death throes. We are not getting any building contracts as businesses are no longer coming to Nevada in droves looking for new buildings. It is a scary time, and very boring for me. Since the three owners are not doing much, I am not doing much; as their executive secretary, I only have things to do when they do. What is a bored woman to do? Play on the internet! I have spent a lot of time doing things I never thought I would do at work; read The Huffington Post, answer stupid questions on Yahoo Answers, etc. Once my paper work is done (which sadly now takes just a couple of hours) I am free to stare out the window or become an expert web surfer.
While on the internet the other day I logged onto my page at bookblogs.ning.com. I like this site because of its reader’s forum. Readers post questions to each other; I have found some intelligent conversations on this site. I posted a question asking readers for biography recommendations. One lady named Hava answered and invited me to visit her non-fiction review site. I did and instantly felt at home. Here you will find a blog reviewing non-fiction books and an interesting take on working in a library. I highly recommend Hava’s blog.
Yes I would rather be working hard with little time to check my e-mail much less surfing the web, but the way things are going in our business I am grateful to have found blogs like Hava’s and sites like Book-Blog .
How about you? Do you keep books even when they no longer seem interesting or you wonder why you bought it in the first place?
When you are surfing the web, what book related sites do you visit? Why? Help me find new places to visit while I still have a job, or give me something to look at in between sending out resumes.