Alan and I have a whole lot of books. We have three bookshelves, all of which are mostly full. One is completely dedicated to textbooks and technical manuals, one and a half are completely fiction and non-fiction, and the remaining bits are full of manga, graphic novels, and a board games.
The problem is that when I hang out on the two with many of my friends, a trip to at least one bookstore its inevitable. We’re not really shoppers, but we are all readers, and very good at egging each other on. I have no restraint in bookstores and usually come home with two or three books. I don’t read these books as fast as I buy them and my TBR pile might hurt someone if it fell on them. To combat this, 2011 will be the year without bookstores. I will not buy any new books. Except at the Guelph public library book sale in October, cause seriously people, odds are I’m not going to make it until October anyways and it’s so awesome that it skipping it would be like missing out on sunshine.
In addition to not buying books, I’m also not going to be choosing books to read. I will be having you pick the books I read via the comments section.
In about a week I will be posting my entire TBR list and I’ll be reading all comments about those books while preparing a short list. I’ll come up with the short list based off the suggestions you make.
I will pick a book based off your suggestions, and then when I’m done post a really rambling, probably not really book-related, book review for your blog reading enjoyment. Then it’s time to vote again. It’s the 2011 Bookstravaganza!
I’m pretty sure this means Courtney and Erin will be picking my books for me this year, and I’m mostly okay with that.