A BOOKWORM’S JOURNEY: KEEPING TRACK….

One of my jobs is to keep track of my purchases.  My March and April numbers are a little bit better than January and February totals.

In January, I purchased 19 books, while I bought 13 in February.

See for yourself what March and April look like:

 

MARCH 2017:

1.All Grown Up (e-book), by Jami Attenberg

2.California Dreamin’, by Penelope Bagieu

3.Every Wild Heart (e-book), by Meg Donohue

4.Housekeeper, The (e-book), by Suellen Dainty

5.Never Change (e-book), by Elizabeth Berg

6.On Turpentine Lane (e-book), by Elinor Lipman

7.Roanoke Girls, The (e-book), by Amy Engel

8.Secrets You Keep, The (e-book), by Kate White

9.Swimming Lessons (e-book), by Claire Fuller

10.Widower’s Wife, The (e-book), by Cate Holohan

11.Widow’s House, The (e-book), by Carol Goodman

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APRIL 2017:

1.All By Myself, Alone (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark

2.Any Day Now (e-book), by Robyn Carr

3.Arrangement, The (e-book), by Sarah Dunn

4.Dark Flood Rises, The (e-book), by Margaret Drabble

5.Fallout (e-book), by Sara Paretsky

6.Miss You (e-book), by Kate Eberlen

7.My Life To Live, by Agnes Nixon

8.Night the Lights Went Out, The (e-book), by Karen White

9.Red Hunter, The (e-book), by Lisa Unger

10.Widow of Wall Street, The (e-book), by Randy Susan Meyers

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Okay, the numbers are not that much better, but I’m moving in the right direction…LOL.  I still suffer from this disorder:

 

 

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Are you struggling to curb your book buying tendencies?

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FEEDING MY BOOKWORM…AND THOUGHTS ABOUT CHANGES

 

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It has been such a short time since Bloggiesta, when I totally made over this site….and now, a little more than a month later, I’m at it again!

New theme, new header, new background.  New logo for Weekly Updates.

 

 

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Some of my obsessions include making over things, purging stuff, and rearranging my rooms. 

This week, I gathered up two handfuls of clothes from my closet.  Clothes I hadn’t worn in more than five years.  Now my closet looks very neat.  And I have lots of extra hangers!  LOL.

I will never again have a closet I love as much as the one in my A-frame house in the foothills.  In the last year I was there, my son did a lot of painting for me, added some ceiling fans, and put in California Closets for me.  I so loved it!

But this rented condo is not worth the time.  Already I have the bookshelves and DVD shelves he built…so that gives me a good feeling. 

 

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DVD shelves in late April

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Over at my Bookish Thursdays post, I ranted a little about losing my reading mojo…after finishing two books I loved.

A Desirable Residence and Fin & Lady were books I bought in 2014 from the Barnes & Noble bargain table.  I have tried numerous times to get into each of them.  I’ve even posted excerpts for various memes.  So I planned to read them during the Read-a-Thon…but spent all my time on The Obsession (which I loved!  Click title for my review).

 

 

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No luck!  I gave up on each of them after 50 pages, which is my minimum.  Sometimes I go 100 pages, but only if I can’t stop reading…which means I’ve engaged.

So these two books were tossed out with the recycling.  I’m sure they are great books, and it’s probably my fault that I couldn’t connect with the characters or the situations.

Or I could blame how much I loved the books I already read this week.

Now I’m alternating between two books…one on Pippa, and one print book.  More on those books another day.

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These are my Curl up and Read moments for the week…

What did your week look like so far?  Or how about your obsessions, changes, binge-watching, etc.?

 

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