Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.
I didn’t do one of these last weekend so I’ll pick up from there.
Last week’s topic:
A book you meant to read in 2015
There are many books I meant to read last year but didn’t. Here are three:
Gulp by Mary Roach: I started reading it once but got bored and stopped. I guess I wasn’t in the mood for nonfiction then.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness: I got it and wanted to read it because I’m curious about it.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: The plan was to read it in the summer of 2014, but I didn’t. Then the plan was to read it in the summer of 2015, but I didn’t. We’ll see it will be read in the summer of 2016.
This week’s topic:
A book you spent too much on
That would be Drawing to See by Nathan Goldstein and Harriet J. Fishman. It’s a very helpful text but I only read a few pages of it since it wasn’t used in class. But that’s not why I was upset when I bought it. It might not have been used in class but I can still benefit from it when I read it on my own. What pissed me off was that it was expensive and when I got the book, all I got was this skinny thing. For some reason, I thought it’s expensive because it’s a huge text with lots and lots of pictures but no, it’s not.
How this meme works:
- Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
- Write something on the day’s prompt.
- Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
- Link back to Victoria’s post.
One thought on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Missed and Costly Reads”
I think all of us had loads of answers for last week 😛 That’s so annoying that you wasted so much money! Thanks for participating
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