The Book Ban

I’m a hoarder of books. Worse, I’m a hoarder of books that I put aside and think ah, yes – I will read that later. Forgetting, of course, that later never really comes.

Over the years, I have gathered a large number of books in that category. I have not counted. I am ashamed to. I feel as if I have engorged myself in a gluttonous way. No more! THE TREES DID NOT SACRIFICE THEIR PULP IN VAIN!

So here I am – stepping up to the mark and declaring (in a loud voice, with arms spread out just as I’m sure someone has done somewhere at sometime):

NO MORE. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER BOOK, ANOTHER TOME, ANOTHER VOLUME … UNTIL FORTY-FIVE UNREAD MEMBERS OF MY LIBRARY HAVE BEEN READ.

*awed silence fills the air with … a silence that is awed*

The Rules:

  1. I cannot buy or borrow in ebook, paperback, hardback, papyrus, scroll, or word document form any books at all until the prescribed forty-five books have been read.
  2. Unread books qualify as long as I have them on either my kindle or bookshelf. Stealing books and putting them on my shelves do not count and those who seek for loopholes shall be prosecuted.
  3. Any books given/or ordered before the 1st of December do count
  4. Books are defined as: ebooks, paperback, hardback, comic, and yes – children’s books. All genres are accepted.
  5. I can count current reads on the list.
  6. Books read before the 1st of December do not count
  7. Rereads are permitted, but do not count towards the forty-five
  8. Did Not Finishes do count but only if page 100 has been reached and as long as a post appears either on this blog or on my Instagram account explaining why I DNF-d.

The Forty-Five:

  1. Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P.G Wodehouse
  2. The Screwtape Letters by C.S.Lewis
  3. Dragon’s Blood by Jane Yolen
  4. Till We Have Faces by C.S.Lewis
  5. The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin Mckinley
  6. Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy
  7. Giver of Roses by Kathleen Morgan
  8. Poems Of World War I
  9. Paragon Walk by Anne Perry
  10. Deadwood by Kyle Robert Shultz
  11. The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  12. For Elise by Hayden Wand
  13. The Conquror by Georgette Heyer
  14. Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer
  15. Simon The Coldheart by Georgette Heyer

Books I Wish To Buy At The End Of The Ban:

  1. Dan Carlin’s The End is Always Near
  2. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  3. A Grief Observed by C.S Lewis