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Stacking the Shelves – October’s Edition!

Stacking the shelves

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Considering I own over 4000 books, I have a difficult time justifying the purchase of new books when there are so many unread ones on my shelves. I did the math, and if you subtract the ones I’ve already read, then divide the remaining by my average 100 books read per year, it will take me at least 35 years to read everything in my current collection. That’s not even taking into account all of the new amazing books that will come out in that timeframe (I can think of at least 20 I want in the next few months alone). Because of this, I have recently started to clear out some of the titles I know I won’t get to within the next ten years. There are so many unread series that I am excited for that I honestly haven’t missed the ones I was only casually interested in. Let the book purge begin!

Does that mean I’ve stopped purchasing books altogether? Uh, no. Not even close. I’m just a little more picky. :-)

Here’s a look at my library’s new additions:

Hardcopies:

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E-Books:

ARCs:

Thank you Netgalley!

 There you have it – my month of splurges for October!

What books stacked your shelves this week?

2 comments on “Stacking the Shelves – October’s Edition!

  1. Oh my gosh, if I had that many books I would NOT be counting them up and trying to figure out how many years it would take me to finish them-35 years is a scary thought and I’m pretty sure that would just make me depressed lol. Awesome books this month, though! Enjoy!

    • It came about because I made a bet with my husband that I would be able to read all of the books in forty years… My head still hurts from counting though ha ha. It actually has been incredibly liberating because I’m finally able to let go of the series I don’t think I’ll pick up within the next twenty years (Which just makes room for new books LOL).

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