July 29, 2018

You Will Not Believe What Happened Today

Or maybe you will considering it's me.

I was looking at my On My Bookshelf tag on my Goodreads account. It said I had 145 books on my bookshelf. But I was looking at my bookshelf and thinking, "That sure seems like more than 145 books." So today I decided to make sure all the books on my bookshelf are on my On My Bookshelf section of Goodreads.

I took pictures of my shelves. I even removed the books on the front of the shelves to take pictures of the back row. Then I sat down with my computer and started going through all the pictures to check.

Oh my.

So not only were not all the books on my shelf logged on Goodreads, many of them were not even on my want-to -read shelf! This is my TBR! How would I know to pick these books to read, when they aren't even on my list? I can't possibly be expected to go stand in front of my shelves every time. That would be overwhelming.

So now I have 222 books on my bookshelf. And 507 on my to-read shelf.

I'm not sure what happened. Well, I know what happened on some of them. I brought home a bunch of books from Texas Library Association Conference last year. I piled them on the floor next to my shelves. When I re-organized my shelves a few weeks ago, they just got piled on the shelves. Others I think I decided not to read, so I took them off my list, but not off my shelves. I wasn't ready to commit that much. But now, I still want to read them, so they're back on the list. Others just never made it onto the list. So if you've ever given me a book, and never saw it added to my Goodreads list, this is why.

Since I use my Goodreads Update posts to know where I left off so I can start the next one, I'm just going to catch you up on the books I had added since my last update and post the last book I added to my list with this ridiculous occurrence.

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Jane Austen's England by Karen Quint

This is what happens when you try to be organized. If you fall off the wagon even a little bit, it all falls apart.