Organizing My Bookshelf

I have two bookshelves in my basement and they always end up a mess. I’m pretty sure this time last year I organized my shelves and wrote a post about it… now that I think about it, the titles might be the same.

Anyway, I decided to do that again. There are so many books on my shelf that I’ve read, but didn’t enjoy as well as book I have yet to read that I’m not interested in anymore.

I hate to give away books, but they’re supposed to be shared and read so I did end up giving some away.

My main reason for going through my shelves was because I wanted to see just how many books I have that I have yet to read. Most of the books on there I bought years ago and still haven’t touched.

I plan to get through most of those books in 2017 to “catch up,” I guess.

Organizing My Bookshelf

I have a total of 262 books on my shelves.

I have not read 149 of those books. That means I only read 113 of the books that are actually on my shelves.

On the outside, it seems as though I have more unread books on my shelves than read books. However, in the total number of books I included all my writing craft books… I have a lot of those books. They’re not “novels” so I actually have more read books on my shelf than unread.

Yes, that surprised me as well.

I’m pledging to read at least 52 books again in 2017, so let’s see how many of these books I can get through.

And let’s see how many new books I add to it that I end up reading or not reading.

How many books on your shelves have you actually read? Are you behind like I am? How many books do you plan on reading in the new year? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hello 2013!

I Can’t Believe Another Year Has Come And Gone…


I hope everyone had a great holiday and a lovely New Year! I spent last night at my friends house with my sisters…our host fell asleep. But it’s okay, we woke her up 20 minutes before midnight! We watched the people in New York…no one would be able to drag me there for anything on that night. Too many people and it was way too cold. Plus, I like to go to bed right after midnight…even though I didn’t. But that’s besides the point.

Anyway, I got a new little nifty gadget from Santa! I got an iPod Touch. I know some of you probably don’t think that’s a big deal because most of you probably have the iPhone 5, but my phone is an old Sony Ericsson flip phone that I have had for a few years and it still works wonders…even after I accidentally drop it a million times a day. His name is Caleb and I love him.

But speaking of Donny (this is what I named my new iPod), I have used him quite a bit. One of my favorite things is the WordPress App that I have for it. That’s what I used when I wrote my last post oh so long ago. But at least now, I can update while I’m in class at school! Isn’t that great? 😀

But let’s talk about the new year. The past two years I have had the same resolution and both years I started off the beginning of the year really well and followed it. Then half way through the year, I would either get bored or just forget about it. That resolution was to read more. So, I think I might try it again, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I am on GoodReads and the link to my profile is on the Come Find Me page of this blog if anyone wants to check it out (I also have the app for that, too!). I also just joined the 2013 Reading Challenge on there with a goal of 20 books. It told me that I only read eight books last year. That’s kind of sad…but kind of a new record for me, I guess.

Another resolution: write more. I feel as though I say this every single day, but I really am going to start writing a lot more. Here’s a little bit of news for you: I finished Saving Each Other. Remember that NaNo I was trying to accomplish? Well, I finished it in the middle of December. The only thing is that I’m going to try doing something  a little different…

My sister came up with this idea and I’ve decided to follow through with it because I believe it would work out better this way. Instead of Saving Each Other being one book with sequels, I’m going to have it be in one book. Saving Each Other is just the first part. So I guess you can say that I finished one part of a book that’s going to have five parts. So, I edited my To Do List page and replaced “finish Saving Each Other” with “finish Seeing Things.” I also got rid of the whole write 360 pages by the end of the year…I think I got to a little over 200 pages. Not bad, at least.

So this is what I’m going to be doing this year: reading more and writing more. Let’s hope that I can keep it up with school and work!

Happy New Year everyone! And good luck with all your resolutions! 🙂