Brain Candy - Pt.1

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Together with my husband I am a collector of books. You might say we married each other for love and books! At the very least you could say we came with a dowry.  I Married DH in Bible college and his collection of Theological books left a Bible student weak at the knees. Especially after carrying them!

After marriage we left everything behind and travelled the world together. We worked for a company which had a strong passion for the written word and we collected yet another library. In the last 3 months we have put roots down in SW Virginia and let our books finally have a home all together.

Yes, we have filled three bookcases and still have several boxes in storage. Much to our shame we have collected these great reads but only read about 10%. So my To Be Read (TBR) pile comprises of several hundred Theological books. Unfortunately, when I read a Theological book I read very slow and methodical trying to absorb every morsel of living truth. This works to my disadvantage as I get so bogged down that I end up not finishing the book. Sad smile

Last year I stumbled into novels. I found that I could disappear into the world of a novel and not resurface until it was read. It held me and wouldn’t let me go until I had poured over every page.  One friend calls them, “brain candy” and I have to agree as I find them most relaxing.  

So after a disappointing year of reading and failing my Goodreads challenge, miserably, I have assessed and will begin again. My plan of attack this year is to alternate between my TBR and Brain Candy. My TBR’s because they are the necessity of life and my Brain Candy because, well because they are so much fun!

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Ending this here because I don’t want it to be too long. Pt 2 will be my choice of reading challenges for the year. Are you joining any reading challenges. I would love to hear about them.

Comments

Great post! I have the Book Thief on my waiting/wish list at the library. :) You'll have to tell me what you think of it.

I am a book lover too. My DH built me floor-to-ceiling shelves in one of the bedrooms and told me once they were full, I couldn't get any more books. Thank goodness for the Kindle. :D

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