Thursday, December 6, 2012

Dusty Book Challenge

Jessica at Books: A True Story is hosting the 2013 Dusty Bookshelf Challenge. I've never done a book challenge before, but this seemed like one that I could get on board with. It is a challenge to read books that have been living on your book shelf, collecting dust. Earlier this year, I actually cleaned out my bookshelf because I had collected so many books over the years (a lot of them from college) and I knew that I would never read some of those books again. So, I gave away like 30 books at my neighborhood swap. But, even after my book purge, I still have quite a few books on my shelf that either I haven't read yet or haven't read in years. In my opinion, there is no reason to own a book unless you intend to read it multiple times. It is like a movie. Why buy a movie if you are only going to watch it once?

I am going to try and read a Pixie Dust level of dust off my shelf, which is equivalent to 1-5 books. Here are the books that I'm hoping to read off my existing shelf.

1.  I, Robot by Isaac Asomov. I have had this book since I was 17 and still haven't read it, so it has been sitting on my shelf for 11 years now; it is time.

2.  Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan. I've read this book before, but I need to read it again to get caught up and ready for the release of the final book in the series.

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. A friend gave me the complete works of Jane Austin 4 years ago and I have not yet finished a single book in it, though I have started it many times. It is finally time to read this thing.

I'm going to start with this short list and then hopefully, if I am able to read these three, then I can try and read more off my shelf.

If you want to join the challenge, you can sign up for it by posting a blog post, posting a comment on the original post at Books: A True Story, or joining the Goodreads group.


Jessica @ Books: A true story said...

I didn't know that I, Robot was a book! Pride and Prejudice is an awesome read. Great picks. Good luck on your challenge!

And that's so awesome that you gave away 30 books!

Jenni Elyse said...

Book challenges are fun. I just suck and doing them because I always choose something else to read (or reread). I think you'll do great, though.