Anyone who knows the least little bit about me know that I am ga-ga over Victorian anything, but I’m especially ga-ga for Victorian literature. I’m very excited to sign-up for Allie’s Victorian Celebration challenge. Essentially my goal is to read books by and about Victorians through the months of June and July. Sure, I’ll read other things, but my main focus will be on the Victorians. My personal goal is to read five books by or about Victorians (fiction and/or non-fiction).
This leads into a personal challenge.
In December I had painstakingly planned out my reading challenges. I was going to focus on several challenges from January until April and then I had hoped to wrap at least one of them up. That didn’t happen. I’m still going to do the challenges, but not with the time constraint. However, I’m going to stick with not adding on any title specific challenges until I wrap-up the ones I’ve started. I can do things like A Victorian Celebration because I can read title I already have on my existing challenge lists. Instead I’m going to spend the summer reading JUST FROM MY STACKS. That’s right. I’m finishing up my current book (Memento Mori) and then I am library book ban from Now until September 1st. In September I’ll be going on a library book blitz. Being the good library girl that I am, I tend to read library books first so I can get them back to the library in a timely manner. This means I end up reading mostly library books.
All that will change this summer.
I spent last night organizing my TBR stacks. I have birthday books (and more on the way!) and I needed to add them on the shelves. Unlike other challenges I’m allowing myself to buy/receive more books, but the caveat is that they must fit — neatly, not all willy nilly — on my TBR shelf. Once a book is read I will decided if it is a keeper or a book sale donation and thereby make more room on my shelves. Here is a snapshot of my current TBR shelf (excepting the Elizabeth Bowen short story collection which is in my bag and the books that are on the way).
Let’s hope I stick with it! Let me know if you’d like to join in.