Stopped by Books-A-Million for the December copy of "BookPage," and what greets me??? The Last Chance Library Carts! My arms quickly became full, then I remembered... the 161 Project pledge. Oh, BUMMER! So, I slowly, degrudgedly, put them back... one by one, until I had only 2 in my hand. I did buy these 2, tho, because I decided (justified) they were not "leisure reading" books. AND, neither fell into the categories I had established under my recent quest. So. WHEW.
As far as the recent quest, here is where things stand:
- I wrote out every title of the 161 books onto strips of cardstock
- I folded them in half & dropped them into the book box
- Realized very quickly that the book box wasn't big enough so went in search of a bigger vessel
- Found a bigger vessel & transferred the fold strips of paper
- Half-way thru, realized the bigger vessel wasn't big enough
- Had a lightbulb moment & unfolded the strips of paper
- Aha! They fit perfectly in the book box now
- Closed said book box & put it on the nightstand - sooo much neater than a pile of books that had been there...
I did make a slight change... the original plan was to have all 161 titles in the book box, then to draw out a title & make that my next read. Well, as I was writing, I came across 3 titles that I set aside because I realized I want (need?) to read these titles sooner, rather than later (considering it just may take me 16 years to get thru them all). So these 3 titles are my REQUIRED next reads:
I seriously want to live debt free so this is a MUST! First on the "required reading list."
Promised a friend we'd do "The Artist's Way" together, starting in January, so there you go.
Frustrations at work abound! Feeling kinda down because I haven't accomplished more... Recognizing my own mortality and pondering what legacy I'm leaving behind... pretty standard stuff here at the end of one year & the beginning of the next, right? Hope so! What an epiphany to find this book on my bookshelf! Remembering my motivation for buying it (the last time I was going thru this doom-&-gloom self-analysis, I'd bet), and not wanting it to get forgotten again, so here it is: Priority Reading #3.
Oh, look! Another book with the same title & ALMOST the same concept. I don't own this one, but I'm including it anyway because maybe I should???