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25 March 2007 @ 10:47 am
still a lot of books to be read from 2005  
Oh God. Was poking around my 43things account, and I've been reminded of my TBR lists. I haven't catalogued the books I've received this year or last year, but I have only knocked another two off the 2005 list: The Joy Luck Club and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. I should have read Anno Dracula this month, as it was the BCie book for March, but I'm not even sure where my copy is.

The Meme Machine (reserved) (is this still a TBR? Should I just give up? I think I'll probably need to start again when I find it)
Anno Dracula
Anno Dracula- In Japanese
The Bloody Red Baron- In Spanish
Investigate world history
Zen Garden (flicked through)
The Blind Assassin
Consciousness (started & put down again, and again, reserved for glitzfrau)
Ireland, a Bicycle and a Tin Whistle
Other People: A Mystery Story (reserved for glitzfrau)
Kampung Boy
The Map of Love
The Fire in the Equations

13 English books, one Spanish, one Japanese. I don't intend actually reading the Japanese, just attempting a paragraph or so.
dubnordie on March 25th, 2007 10:18 am (UTC)
Does the list mean you've read them, or you should have or what?

Once again, at least 3 on the list were mine! And here's me stressing cos I still have a load of oldies hanging around!
a very caring potato: reasons to procrastinatemollydot on March 25th, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
Should have. I got them in 2005 and still haven't read them.

The once again would be because I've only read two since the last list in December. It's almost the same list as I put up then. At least I've read one of yours. I passed the Wind up Bird Chronicle onto nifferdoodle at the Cork BCie trip.
dubnordie on March 25th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
no worries, I'm ashamed at how many books I have that are over a year old, and not all of them are registered by me! I've found one that was registered by Gizmopuddy sometime in 2005 and I have yet to pass on, so that means I've had it a good 15 months!

Am slowly making my way through my older books for precisely this reason, and not doing too bad. My mum was up the other week, she looked at my slowly emptying bookshelf (i'm not putting more books up until I clear most of the oldies) and she goes "More books?!"..."Actually no, there's less of them up there" (and I'm not telling you about the 8 boxes hidden under beds and in cupboards neither!)
kaz001kaz001 on March 25th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Lol!! Know the feeling, am busy trying to go through my books and sort them out and get rid of some, but I seem to keep putting them back on the pile on the floor, or just shift them to another room - again on the floor!!

However, I was a good girl yesterday and scrubbed the kitchen, chucked out stuff I no longer use, and did slightly reduce the pile of books on the lounge floor! But admittedly, I think i've done this to avoid tackling the mound of books I'm stepping over in the office all the time!

a very caring potatomollydot on March 27th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
At least it was positive procrastination - better to scrub the kitchen than to play solataire, even if it's not the most urgent task!
kaz001kaz001 on March 27th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)

Positive procrastination - I love it! Will have to make a note and put it up on a wall in the office to give me a giggle every now and then!

(Anonymous) on April 5th, 2007 10:17 am (UTC)
I love The Joy Luck Club. The film is so so but the book is gorgeous. Also Wild Swans, great read.

a very caring potato: readingmollydot on April 5th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
I wasn't so keen on the Joy Luck Club. I found it hard to keep the people straight, especially the daughters. But I would read more Amy Tan.
I haven't read Wild Swans yet, but would like to sometime.