Exploring My Bookshelves: Missed and Costly Reads

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

Exploring books

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

Drawing to See

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:
  1. Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
  2. Write something on the day’s prompt.
  3. Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
  4. Link back to Victoria’s post.
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