If I count up how many book posts I\’ve done since the Dare started, I read 22 books and abandoned one. There were a lot more I shuffled onto the discard pile, where I sampled twenty pages or so and then just realized I didn\’t want to continue, and the book didn\’t merit a post- I didn\’t get far enough into it to say much about it. My \”unread\” tag on LibraryThing now has 174 books remaining (down from 190-something three months ago), I don\’t have exact numbers because several times lately when going to mark a book off the unread list I realized it wasn\’t on there to begin with. I usually try to put books into the catalog when they come into my house, but I\’ve missed some.
My TBR shelves are now down to eight and a half- it feels a lot more tidy and manageable. I no longer have stacks of unread books on the floor (except for one of cookbooks) or across the tops of shelves. Feels like I\’m getting somewhere!
I only brought a few new books in during the Dare- one about an elephant that I won from Wolfshowl, and a lovely illustrated version of Pinocchio I just found at an antique store yesterday. I had one little lapse early on in the Dare, when I came home after a long day with a bag full of books a friend had given me for the kids. Including a cute little series about a hamster, and I sat down and read the first one on the spot. Then realized I broke the Dare! I\’ve since held off reading the rest of the Freddy books… So I didn\’t really stick to it 100%. But I feel like I accomplished a lot on the TBR pile, and that\’s something.