High/Low reading and it is all good

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I arrange my books by alphabetically by author, and I track them all on an excel spreadsheet. What? There are a lot of them. I used to have more books, but several moves and two children forced me to cull our library in order to save my back and make space. I borrow most of my books from the library anyway, so it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it might when I started the process.

The results of our book purge made me laugh though, as the range my reading habits were made starkly obvious. If you check out the picture below, you’ll see Can’t Get Enough by Sarah Mayberry tucked between the covers of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.

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Ha! What is more hilarious to me is that I will admit that I have never been able to make it through One Hundred Years and have never read Moby-Dick (unless you count the board book version we bought for our infant) but really can’t get enough of Mayberry’s contribution to the romance genre.

Of course, the fact that I haven’t read them is the reason why they are still on our shelf. Perhaps, I should give One Hundred Years another shot and put it on the list for this blog.

How do your shelves stack up? Any amusing literary companions?

BJL

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4 thoughts on “High/Low reading and it is all good

  1. I’ve always wanted to read Moby Dick, along with about 50 other classics I just can’t force myself to pick up. Maybe it will happen one day. I feel horrible saying that, but it’s true.
    I wish you luck in getting through yours!

    • I think I could write a whole post about unread and half-read classics. Lolita is another one I’ve never made it through. I do want to try again with One Hundred Years though. I mostly never finish because I put it down for other books, not for lack of interest.

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