So, in the (several) hours since I posted my Perks post earlier today… this happened.
* Gasp *
* Jaw Drop *
The books… They got free! They have been freed! Save us all!
Now now, pick your jaw up off the floor, this is NOT a delivery from today. This is, in essence, everything that I have acquired for the last few years that I needed (desperately) to organize and (mostly) have not read. And it is a good thing I have, because I found NUMEROUS extra duplicates that I have no need of.
Giveaways loom, gentle readers.
*Gasp again * Wow, that’s a lot of books. And yes, it took me HOURS to get them gathered and this spruced up. Like unruly Victorian children, they are.
There are things that are in here for a reason. I needed to get my act together about what all I realistically have before I move (in a year). To be fair, though, this is only A FRACTION of the books I actually have around this house. My current Goodreads total shows that I own 2,336 books, 1,771 that are unread. The existing ARCs in my apartment stand at 691, 583 are unread.
* Gulp *
This is mostly just the Young Adult ARCs (and others) that have flooded in recently. All of my books that I have read, my husband’s books, and a portion of unread mountains have not been photographed… there’s no way I could have gotten them all in the shot had I even tried.
All of the hardcovers in the lower right hand corner are things that I want to reread. So I pulled them out to prioritize them. Then I put everything right back where I found it, minus about fifty duplicates.
(I believe I did mention that a giveaway would be coming, right? Oi… always.)
And I’m off, to my dinner preparation and my newest ARC and my aching arms and back.
(I’m so glad that this project is done.)
Happy reading, all.
– Follow the Reader –