Sunday, June 10, 2007

Wanda's Vacation

The Great Book Marathon of 2007 is over. Wanda comes back to work Monday. I return to my office where I actually have to work. Bummer.
During 55 hours spread over 6 days, I got quite a bit off my TBR. I read 6 books and 1 play during this period.

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
2. The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
3. The Known World by Edward P Jones
4. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
5. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith
6. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
7. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

I got off work at 1pm Saturday and created a spreadsheet document on Google. I have 64 books accumulated. The spreadsheet lists all my TBR under the category under which they fall.

1. Book of Great Books personal goal
2. TheClassicsClub on Oprah
3. Pulitzer_literature on Yahoo
4. BookAwardsChallenge
5. Oprah selections
6. In the house---meaning books I've picked up and haven't read yet so I better read them because if I don't it's my money I'm wasting. Really, just drop the money in the trash and save the shelf space. Duh!!!

I've decided I cannot buy anymore books until this list is cut in half. Unless I need something for the Pulitzer or BookAwardsChallenge. Oh, goody. A loophole.

5 comments:

Camille said...

So what did you think of The Known World?

Literary Feline said...

"Really, just drop the money in the trash and save the shelf space. Duh!!!"

I wish I could learn this lesson! Haha

It looks like you got a lot of great reading done over your vacation. Mine's coming up and I hope to do the same.

Kristy said...

There's always a loop hole;-)

Dewey said...

Ha ha, loopholes are the best. I'm reading The Road right now. Are you going to be posting a review of it?

Stephanie said...

Kimmie, you crack me up!! You had a great reading vacation though!! What did you think of Dorian Gray? I just LOVED this story! I've got The Road here, and I'm really looking forward to starting it!