Read your books. You smell.

I am a book hoarder. Any garage sale or friend that is moving or thrift store that has a book that I have even remotely heard of, I'll buy it. And I'll never read it. And I'll never get rid of it. 

Actually, I don't want to call myself a book hoarder, it makes me think of my Jr. High librarian for some reason. She smelled terribly because she slept in the library most nights until they fired her 20-some years later. She was also incredibly mean. I feel bad about her and that she smelled and that kids called her awful things but I mostly wonder what in the sam hell makes someone sleep in a Jr. High library? This is making me sad.

Anyhow, the other day I freaked out and decided to go through my books and get rid of the ridiculous. See below.


I only have one tiny book shelf and so I used to keep my books stacked on and under some chairs and in my not real fire place. Now I only have books on my shelf that I want to read, that I'm excited to read. With that, another project this year that I'm going to document here will consist of me reading every book on my shelf. It is time. I have some great stuff on those shelves and I am wasting good reads.

I will most likely start on the top shelf and just read through them in alphabetical order. That is boring but my brain won't be able to handle any other order. Except I started this year with Mockingjay, book 3 in the Hunger Games series. Young adult literature is where it's at. And though it's weird to start the year out with a book from mid-shelf, I have to finish it. Then I'll start with book one, shelf one.

Sweet dreams all you smelly librarians (not you ericann). 


  1. i'm smelly.
    love you.

  2. also, i can't wait until you read SummerLand.. SO GOOD. okay.
    oh wait, i love this blog. :)

  3. Way to go, Sarah! I should probably try to accomplish that instead of putting a million books on inter-library loan.

  4. Did you go to Crestview, too? If not, I find it ironic that my librarian was also rumored to have slept in the library.

  5. I totally went to Crestview. We could probably share some pretty great stories about that place!