2017 incidents of infamy

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2017 incidents of infamy

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1Cecrow
Edited: Jan 23, 2017, 10:02am

Record your wrist-slapping, TBR-growing events here.

I could not ... you know how it is, could NOT resist buying the whole set of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time when I found the boxed set on sale. I really did only intend to buy Swann's Way to see if it would take, but now the whole thing is here and I'm committed. Six books* on the TBR pile instead of one, but maybe I can still just call it one for the sake of accounting. I can do that, right?

Edit: *ergh, seven books, the fifth and sixth having been published in one volume.

2macsbrains
Jan 24, 2017, 10:50am

You can absolutely just call it 1 for accounting purposes. In fact, just consider any unread books on the same shelf to count towards the one. A shelf is a perfectly reasonable unit. I, myself, have only 1 on my TBR, if, by 1, you allow for '1 houseful'.

3SylviaC
Jan 24, 2017, 10:56am

A stack also counts as 1. So that 3' high stack of books on my floor is 1. Actually, all the stacks happen to be on the same floor, so the whole lot of them equal 1.

4Cecrow
Jan 24, 2017, 11:04am

This is good theory. I can work with this. I just need to translate it into terms my wife will understand.

5PhaedraB
Jan 24, 2017, 12:08pm

I have 1 shelf. It's amazing how much you can fit on one shelf if you triple-stack.

6AngelaB86
Jan 24, 2017, 12:13pm

I went to a library book sale yesterday and left with only one book, which surely counts for something, right?

7macsbrains
Jan 24, 2017, 12:29pm

I try to keep my unread percentage to about 50-60% of my library. For many years it was 0% and that is just not something I would ever want again.

8Cecrow
Jan 24, 2017, 1:17pm

>6 AngelaB86:, I congratulate you. Library sales may prove the death of me by avalanche.

>7 macsbrains:, true, finding myself at 0% I would surely despair. But a quick calculation demonstrating my unread books represent several years worth of effort to circumvent, I'm determined to take remedial action. If only I can avoid adding too many more incidents to this topic.

92wonderY
Jan 24, 2017, 1:17pm

>5 PhaedraB: But that's a load of books you have to find a spot for when the little triangle brace thingies break and the shelf drops down (not far, because the shelf below is also crammed). I know this from recent experience.

10Cecrow
Jan 24, 2017, 1:22pm

>9 2wonderY:, if they didn't tip out and fall, you win.

112wonderY
Jan 24, 2017, 1:26pm





from The Library (stupid touchstones gives me no titles even close) by Sarah Stewart

12macsbrains
Jan 24, 2017, 2:43pm

>11 2wonderY: Aspirations

13reconditereader
Jan 24, 2017, 9:01pm

I love that book!

14Cecrow
Edited: Jan 31, 2017, 9:29am

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