That's right, a completly and utterly bookless Christmas. I didn't even give any books this year. My mother made the observation that she usually gives me a gift card of some variety, but since I get books from publishers weekly and the stacks are starting to look more than a little rickety and leany that she'd just let it go this year. And oddly enough, I'm ok with that. I look over at my gargantuan stacks of unread books and think to myself, "I have enough to read." I know, I never thought it would happen either.
Last week I was frustrated and stir crazy, so I actually cleaned out the better part of 40-something books that 1) I've lost interest in or 2) I never had any interest in. When I do finally make my way to Half-Price Books to sell them I expect I'll make a pretty good chunk of change, which I will then resist investing in another new pile of books. Wish me luck with that. Ha!
Yesterday I started the necessary task of preparing my course websites (for the exclusively online classes) and the syllabi and schedules for the in-person courses. Now that I have something on my plate that I need to do, the urge to read is OVERWHELMING. I'm addicted to chaos and procrastination, obviously. Among the many tasks on my to-do list, I need to re-read the material for my Children's Lit survey. I'm looking forward to it, and they're all really short novels, so expect to see an influx of re-readings in the coming weeks.
Alsooo, I've had a fantastique reading year, and I almost can't wait to put together my Top 10 of 2008!! I don't think I'll read much new stuff in the coming days, so I might start early. Keep an eye out!