Housekeeping …

… no, not the book by Marilynne Robinson, just a rounding up of bookish things, as later in the week, it’s my first blogbirthday!

I’ve been trying to be good and actually get rid of some books recently (inspired by Scott’s efforts over at Me and my big mouth). I’ve not ditched as many as he has, but I am keeping quietly at it. I took a bag of trashy thrillers to the charity shop – there is a place for them as occasional guilty pleasures, but too many have crept in. I’ve also found a few books that I have two copies of, so the duplicates have gone too. I instituted some rules for keeping books back in Feb (see here), and I’ve been following them well, but too many probably get kept still.

New additions to the Gaskell Towers Library keep on coming though. Many are discoveries through some of my favourite blogs – here’s a few of them… From the top:

Given that I seem to have acquired yet nore undead novels, (Twilight is also in the TBR mountain somewhere), I’m going to have an Undead October, a Witchy Walpurgisnacht, or a Helluva Halloween, and read them all during half-term in a few week’s time. A prize for anyone who can come up with a better tag especially if it can involve vampires!

And finally, a huge thank you to Jenny and Teresa at Shelf Love who nominated this blog as one of their ‘Shelf Love Bookish Dozen’ celebrating Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Their blog is one of my must reads, and I feel very much on a reading wavelength with both of them – please do visit it.

0 thoughts on “Housekeeping …

  1. Paperback Reader says:

    Hi, I found your blog through Shelf Love today and have added you to my Google Reader.I can't think of a vampiric tag but what about Season of the Living Dead?I recently acquired a copy of Muss Hargreaves and looking forward to a fun read.

  2. Annabel Gaskell says:

    Hi Claire, thank you for your comment. I love the idea of a 'Season of the Living Dead'!I popped over to your blog too, and have added it to my bloglist. I adore your little kitten.

  3. Teresa says:

    We were so happy to include you Annabel. Our reading tastes dovetail so perfectly that it's always a pleasure to read your blog. And I must add that it makes me very happy to see that you and Claire and Steph have all discovered each other today.

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