Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Where Did That Book Come From?

On Monday I was looking at my TBR bookshelf* trying to decide what to read next. When I came across a book that I have no memory of buying and I don't have the faintest idea of when it turned up. The book in question is The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay. The cover is urban fantasy, whilst the blurb suggests a sci-fi twist. Now as no-one buys books for me, I must have bought it. I just don't know when. (If anyone has read it and would like to give me a better idea of what it's about, please do.)

It may have been during the Borders closing down sale...or not.

The majority of the other books on the TBR bookshelf are either from series that I'm reading but haven't got round to finishing or I can definitely link them to a blog review.

Though I must admit I'm also a little vague on exactly when I bought Night Life by Caitlin Kittredge too.

What about you? Do you know exactly what books you have, are you organised or are you like me and not entirely sure what you've got where? I have a copy of Dhampir by Barb & J.C. Hendee to give away to one person who comments on this post. Winner to be chosen at random on Sunday by random number at random.org

* - yes I have a TBR book shelf - books double shelved and stacked, piled up on top and piled up in front . And even so it is still not enough space to contain it. I have got to learn to read faster. :)


Sullivan McPig said...

I know what books I own and how long they've been on my tbr pile.

I usually even know what books I've lend to friends and still haven't been returned (even those that have disappeared together with the (in that case) so called friend).

Only once have I searched the house top to bottom for a book to finally discover a friend had borrowed it about three years ago. I did finally get that book back from her too!

Sarai said...

I have a spreadsheet with a list of books on it that let me know what is on the TBR pile. The Keeper pile what books I read in what year and what books I've checked out from the library and if I need to buy them or not.

Yeah I'm a bit boring and a bit anal LOL That being said I've never wrote down why I bought them though!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Sarai: isn't that the same answer with every book: because I want to read it!

~ames~ said...

I kind of have a memory like an elephant when it comes to the books I buy. It could be -because I'm a bit OCD that way- that I enter them into a spreadsheet(for books bought AND tbr pile) and then librarything and shelfari. LOL

Yikes. I think I have a problem! LOL

LesleyW said...

Yikes - you guys are all so organized. I have tried spreadsheets in the past but I don't seem to be able to keep up with them.

I do try and keep my Goodreads account up to date. But it hasn't got all my books on it.

Sullivan McPig said...

I'm not organised, I just got an iron memory when it comes to my books ;-)