On Sunday I told you about the results of my first Reading Resolution that I made for 2009 – here’s the second. I said ‘I will read the Canongate Myths series of books’. Here they are sitting together on the shelf; at the start of the year I already owned the first eight, since added the ninth, and the latest additions are on order as we speak (Hurricane Party by Klas Ostergren, and Baba Yaga laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic). But did I get round to reading any of them? …
The answer is in the visible shrinkwrap still on the signed boxed set of the first three that my other half gave me two or three Christmases ago. Sadly no.
But why? I love re-tellings of myths and legends and fairy tales … often, nothing excites me more reading wise. The real problem is that they were essentially hidden in the TBR mountain by then, and as you’ll see from my previous post, I read so many brand new books in 2009 , I didn’t have time for much else.
Once I got invited to join Amazon Vine which gets you free new books to review, plus Librarything Early Reviewers one and occasional publisher freebies, there’s little time to delve into the TBR mountains. So you can see I’m continuing totry to talk myself into seriously reducing the number of books I acquire… more of that in my Reading Resolutions for 2010 I think.
RESOLUTION #2 – FAILED!