It’s been a bit since I went through my books and decided which books had to go. It’s hard, but sometimes, we have to face reality.
I went through my bookshelves and very hesitantly pulled some books that have been there or at least two years or longer that I’d never made a priority to read. I realized as I was going through my shelves that several of the books that I pulled out were books that I’d gotten on sale at various used book stores and likely rationalized the purchase.
Let’s begin this un-hauling.
First up, is The Looking Glass Wars series by Frank Beddor. I originally thought I’d be super into these books because it’s based on Alice in Wonderland and I’m a big fan of that story. Plus, when I found them I was in a used book store and they were both about $4 each.
I never actually got around to reading it, not because I wasn’t interested, but because I just continued to prioritize other books over it.
Honestly, I’m not all that upset to unhaul these books. It had begun to feel like they were mocking me every time I looked at my bookshelves.
Next is Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani. This is another second hand book I picked up because it was cheap and sounded like a nice quick read.
I haven’t gotten around to reading it simply because I haven’t really cared too. While the story sounds ok, I just think there are better contemporaries out there.
The last book I pulled to unhaul actually still kind of stings. I pulled The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman because I honestly just don’t think I’ll ever get around to reading it.
Unlike the last three, this was a book I’d researched and thought I’d really like. I intentionally bought it on Amazon and was really excited to read it. I mean, it’s about secret societies in Victorian London.
However, I just never had time, and honestly I don’t think I’ll ever have time for it.