So Many Books! So Little Time!


As with many winters in the North, the snow comes… and keeps falling. 

I never mind snow days. I don’t get cabin fever and I also look forward to the amazing conditions on the ski slopes when the roads clear. I can’t ever look at a snow day as bad. 

On Thursday, my work closed due to the 19 inches that fell on the building. My neighborhood got 12 inches, which was enough to stop me from driving anywhere. Also, the governor declared a state of emergency which means you aren’t allowed to drive unless necessary (done to allow emergency vehicles easy access anywhere). 

So, I decided to work on my bedroom and get a head start on spring cleaning. 

I’m not the tidiest of people, but I know that my new job means more books (not complaining). However, my tiny bedroom doesn’t have optimum storage. My greatest shelf in my room is the floor. It holds everything quite nicely, but I don’t think it’s meant as a shelf for a sea of bags, books, clothes, etc. I heard you’re supposed to walk freely around your bedroom. I’m not sure what they’re talking about though. 

In my attempts to organize, I realized that I have A LOT of books that I haven’t read. So, I took inventory. 

I have 116 books that I need to read!

I put together a list of all 116 books

I put together a list of all 116 books in a cute purple portfolio folder. 

My list is open to updates, but I think it might be a good way of tracking what books I still need to read. I think a physical list of what I need to read will help with me NOT buying anything new until the list falls into manageable territory. Then, I cross out books on the list–written in no particular order–whenever I finish them. For me, I enjoy crossing things off a list. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I do. 

What I'm reading right now. On Chapter 6!

What I’m reading now. On Chapter 6!

Now back to reading…


I fidget too much


I do regret being so fidgety

Disclaimer: I’m incredibly hyped up on caffeine right now.

True story: I started up a blog called “Bookseller and Writer.” However, I got bored with it because I set my parameters too tightly. I don’t work well with boundaries. I took a class a few semesters ago where I spent the entire time blurring social boundaries in literature (good class). I also had a hard time putting my personality within the writing and the blog started to feel more like homework instead of something fun I can do on the side. This new blog is my attempt to do what the first one couldn’t.

I have no real theme for the blog, but I do have some trends that I will probably keep up with in future posts:

  • reading
  • writing
  • science (and its fictional side)
  • knitting
  • hopeless romantic ideals
  • fidgeting

One of the definitions of fidgety means “creating an unnecessary fuss.” I hope to create as much of an unnecessary fuss as possible!