Book Buying Ban or Reading Weekend?

Ouit buying books? Moi?
Impossible you say? Well, I've actually imposed a book buying ban on myself before.

Just look at the level I've reached this time around:

1 master list of books to buy, plus another list in my work email and in my personal email
2 amazon wishlists, on amazon.ca and amazon.com
3 piles of books on my bedside table, plus two teetering piles on the floor
4 or so books read - hardly a dent - in the list of 180 books to read by 2015 (on the left hand side of the blog, a bit further down)
5 binders filled with research photocopies, printed books off Google and printed e-books (um, no, I don't have a Kindle. 1,500 book capacity? I'd fill it in a few months!)

Despite all that, I'm not ready to impose a ban yet. Instead, I'm having a reading weekend starting this evening, fittingly on a weekend where I've got a book club meeting. Also a family birthday, but you can't tell family you're reading and can't attend, can you? Maybe if you were this guy you could... I feel like acting that when I'm writing, sometimes.

Hmm, where to start? With the research? Some of the Cat Who books I haven't read yet? Something from the 180 books list?

When C S Lewis did this, he had a whole week in which to read. I've got two days and an evening - but hey, Tolkien Reading Day is coming up! I could get a head start on some poetry. Or there's always rereading John Bellairs, who passed away 20 years ago Wednesday.

Speaking of Wednesday, here's a giveaway I forgot to mention - a gorgeous post and contest at From the House of Edward.

(And so much for the snow clearing on Wednesday. We had yet another storm yesterday.)

Thank you Tanya for the lovely award!

Comments

Have an enjoyable book-reading weekend! I love having hours to read even though I should be doing something else. There's always something "more important" it seems.

Like you, I have stacks of books and lists of to-buy books.
Anne Gallagher said…
I find I can only read when I'm not writing, so that means I haven't read in almost a year. I'm trying to get all my writing and querying out of the way before summer starts and boy howdy, look out! I'm going to read a book a day. Yay!
vbtremper said…
So many books, so little time!

I mostly borrow books from our library, rather than buy, or download freebies to my Kindle. And I'm never without a book!

Good luck with your reading weekend - sounds fun!
Carolyn Abiad said…
I have to limit my reading, or I won't get anything done. The boys kind of rely on me for dinner still! ;)
Zan Marie said…
Enjoy the weekend, Deniz! Since John works M-Th during the days and Tues and Thurs nights, weekends are full of family time. ; )
Enjoy your reading weekend. I have dedicated the hour before bed as reading hour. I read here and there during the day, but that hour is when I really get to dig in.
Carrie said…
I love the idea of a reading weekend! Enjoy it!
Nas Dean said…
Congratulations Deniz,

You won the IMMORTAL CHAMPION giveaway at my blog:

www.nas-dean.blogspot.com
Hope you read a bunch of books, Deniz!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks everyone! The weekend was too short! I only got through a third of the stack I'd set aside.
But I've got to get back to my own novel now...
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Nas, and thank you to Lisa Hendrix as well!

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