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Friday, July 10, 2009

No! not another book…I’m not listening

BTT is a long running bookish meme. To join in pop over and read the 100's of interesting comments. This week's proposition ...

Is from The Toddled Dredge (via K for Kat). Here’s what she said:

“So here today I present to you an Unread Books Challenge. Give me the list or take a picture of all the books you have stacked on your bedside table, hidden under the bed or standing in your shelf – the books you have not read, but keep meaning to. The books that begin to weigh on your mind. The books that make you cover your ears in conversation and say, ‘No! Don’t give me another book to read! I can’t finish the ones I have!’ “

I’m coming late to BTT this week as someone had my camera just when I wanted to use it, isn’t it always the way? Your stuff sits round idle for months and then when you loan it out you find you need it too.

DSC_0021Anyway here is by bedside TBR. It once sat in a neat pile on my bedside table but it became to ungainly and kept toppling off the edge. I wanted to keep them close and the only shelves that would fit was a CD stacker bit it works.

Bedside table is now reserved for my current reads (see side bar).

 On the Shelf

  • The Girl with the Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier DSC_0025
  • Exploring English Ronald Horan
  • Long Way Round Ewan McGreggor
  • Blooming English Kate Burridge
  • When he leaves Kari Quinn
  • The Other Boleyn Girl Philippa Gregory
  • The Boleyn Inheritance Philippa Gregory
  • Harlequin Bernard Cornwell
  • The Dragon at Noonday Edith Pargeter
  • Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert


  • recommended by others (RBO)
  • * Good Omens Terry Pratchett and Neil
  • Gaimaon
  • * The Eyre Affair Jasper FForde
  • Started but not finished
  • * Mrs Dalloway Virginia Wolfe
  • * Tales of the Unexpected Roald Dahl
  • * Kiss Kiss Roald Dahl
  • * Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berenot

Balancing precariously on top: the quartosDSC_0023

  • Reunion Andrea Goldsmith
  • The Historian Elizabeth Kostova
  • The Return of Merlin Deepak Chopra
  • The Devil's Brood Sharon Penman
  • Character (bible study work book)
  • Seven Ancient Wonders (quarto RBO)


  • * The Politics Aristotle
  • * Persuading Aristotle Peter Thompson
  • * One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • * The Unbearable Likeness of Being Milan Kundera
  • * The Pillars of the Earth Ken Follet

As if 27 books beside the bed is not enough at the foot of the bed DSC_0027 this shelf beckons…


gautami tripathy said...

That Kundera book is one of my favourite reads!

Here is my BTT post!

Melanie said...

I've read the The Other Boleyn Girl as well as Good Omens. Both very good but in very different ways.