Only managed 15 pages in Last Chance to See, 23 pages in Shadow Man, and 29 pages in Scrapbook Page Maps (a book I just started yesterday). Yep, I'm on a scrapbooking reading binge right now--mainly because I had this huge stack of scrapbooking mags, with a few books thrown in, sitting on the library floor unread. I needed to get them cleared out of there, so they got moved to our bedroom. But I want to get them read before the major bedroom overhaul begins. (For whatever reason, likely because I'm neurotic, I never like to actually put them in my scrapbook area until I read them and decide whether I actually want to keep them or not. Yep, neurotic.)
And since I added no books to my wish list yesterday, and because I'm so thrilled with our library reorganization and I'll use any excuse at all to be in there, I decided to start making myself a list of all the books I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to read from our own shelves. Obviously, if they're on my shelves, I want to read them...but I'm going to concentrate on the ones that are calling my name the loudest. I've mentally divided the library into "shelf numbers," so I'll just do a shelf a day.
What I'm dying to read from our own shelves (shelf #1):
*Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber (Eva)
*Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie (Eva)
*Skellig by David Almond (Vivienne, Amanda)
*Looking for Bapu by Anjali Banerjee (Eva, Amanda, Chris)
*Fieldwork by Mischa Berlinski (my choice)
Edited: Since I'm going to still end up with quite an unmanageable list of books I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want to read, I've decided to whittle down each list further by using my wonderful friends' recommendations. (Thanks for sparking this idea, Eva!) And maybe by allowing myself to choose one book all on my own, too. The books that end up stricken will be the ones no one tells me I must read.