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  1. Unless I'm absolutely certain that I'll want to read a book again I don't keep it, the ones that I do want to keep are currently in boxes under the bed as the bookcases are full of books waiting to be read. My physical tbr pile is roughly about 300, it tends not to shrink as I'm not very good at not buying books. When I read a book I have a habit of buying another book to replace it. The ebook pile doesn't take up much physical space, a couple of dvds worth so it doesn't count. As for work. no vacanies but thanks to the snow today and tomorrow off.
  2. scepticism forgiven, as a natural born cynic I can see how it would be difficult to believe that anybody could read as many books. while i don't have a job that involves books i do have a boss that doesn't mind if i read when things are quiet,i also only work term time so i have fourteen weeks holiday a year and i tend to read instead of watching tv. about five of the books listed should have been marked as audiobooks and i usually have three or four books on the go.
  3. 279. The Gargoyle 280. QI:The Book of the Dead 281. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows 282. Eclipse 283. The 9th Judgment 284. King Arthur's Bones - audiobook 285. Earth:A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race - audiobook 286. Breaking Dawn 287. The Meaning of Night 288. Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini 289. Boogers Are My Beat:More Lies,But Some Actual Journalism! 290. Drood 291. Perfume 292. The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. 293.The Silver Chair 294.The Titan's Curse 295.The Battle of The Labyrinth 296.The Last Olympian 297.The Magician's Nephew 298.The Horse and His Boy 299.The Last Battle
  4. What does your author friend think of 3 for 2 or buy one get another half price offers? After all when I get 3 for 2 from the bookshop I'm actually only paying for two of them, also one of the books that I bought at the weekend was £12.99 by itself and if I hadn't read the author before there is no way I would have paid that.
  5. I'm currently reading The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell and The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
  6. I buy new and second hand, I love going round the charity shops looking for books. If it wasn't for charity shops or people selling their used books through play I wouldn't buy as many books as I do. I love finding books that I want for a really good price.
  7. I'm currently reading Under The Dome by Stephen King and The Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett
  8. I read whatever appeals to me at the time. I don't think I forget books that I've read because they were unmemorable more because I have a memory like a sieve, it wouldn't be the first time I've selected a book at the library only for the librarian to tell me you've already had that one. Although on the occasions when the computer doesn't tell them that and I leave with the book I'm usually at least halfway through the book before I realise that I've read it before.
  9. I absolutely loved this book, I couldn't put it down and my mum felt the same way. My 72 year old dad who would normally look at the title and think I'm not reading that is now engrossed in it.
  10. I've just collected the new C J Samson from the library were I had it reserved. Now to spend some time with Shardlake.
  11. The Magic Porridge Pot was brilliant, I remember having loads of ladybird books they were great. My other big favourite was The Magic Faraway Tree.
  12. My local library is great. I can always find something I want to read, it is free to reserve books and I usually get them quite quickly even when there are lots of other reservations. I also like the fact that I can reserve books online and select which branch I want to collect my book from. I like being able to return my books to any of the city libraries and not just my local one, also like that my local library is open every day. Edinburgh City Council doesn't get a lot of things right i.e TRAMS, my apologies for shouting, but when it comes to their libraries they are doing a great job.
  13. My TBR pile currently has about 900 books on it but only about 260 of them are physical books the rest are ebooks. It has now got to the stage that I have my physical books listed in a notebook which stays in my bag at all times so that when I'm looking at a book in a shop I can double check my list, wouldn't be the first time I've bought a book only to get home and find out that it is already on the bookcase. I've tried setting myself targets eg. I can't buy anymore books or go to the library until I empty a shelf on the bookcase. It didn't work, the bookcases are overflowing and now the boxes under the bed are full as well.
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