Thursday, October 16, 2008

BTT: What’s Sitting on Your Shelf?

This week's Booking Through Thursday prompt asks "What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?"

My TBR stack takes up four shelves in a bookcase and has overflowed into stacks on the floor. This picture shows the bookcase and the stacks as they were in February. Those stacks are now waist high and I've added a fourth.

So what are all those books? Many of the books are those that I've traded for over at BookObsessed which I will read and then either swap or give away. My first swap at BO was for the first five books in the Weather Warren series by Rachel Caine. I later swapped for the sixth book and therefore I have all six of them sitting here to read. I also have the fourth through sixth books in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I read the first three in this series late last year. I'm hesitating on starting back into the series because the books are so long! (1070, 1443, and 1439 pages respectively.)

Jaime comes over and raids my bookshelves from time to time, so the books are getting read. I also share my books with my mother-in-law, so most of the time, she's already read the books by the time I get around to them.

I keep saying that I could be housebound for at least six months before I'd need to buy or swap for another book. I can definitely identify with Christopher Schoppa, whose article in the Washington Post instigated this prompt. "...I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works."


  1. Six months? I looks like you could be housebound longer than that! I was not able to create a list. Please come see my answer.

    BTW: I'm giving away a BOX of books.

  2. I've read the Weather Warden series, and they're very fun reads!! Love em.

    I'm impressed with your TBR pile. Wow. Very exciting to have that many books ready to go at a drop of the hat. :o)