One of the things I have been concentrating on lately is reading books off my own piles. That is not to say that I don't want to read books from the library and support them, but I also don't want to overdo it either. I was very surprised when I was adding my two most recent reads to my Reads in 2012 list that they were the first two books I have read from the library so far this year. I also have one on the go. That's it. Now, I have only read 13 books to begin with, but still, I am very happy with those numbers. If I keep that up for the rest of the year my TBR pile will go back to fitting on one bookshelf. Obviously there are some e-books in there which don't really change anything in the physical world, but I wouldn't want to neglect my eReader either.
I have been messing around with pages along the top of my blog and then deciding what to put on my sidebar. It is a work-in-progress at the moment. I am currently working on my Blog Roll. It was insanely outdated and I thought it took up too much space on the sidebar, so I made it a page and I have been working on it for the last couple days. It is no where near complete, but if you are curious you can see it up there with my other pages or by clicking this link. I will probably work on it a bit more today.
Another thing I wanted to share was the pretty button that Alex made me for my blog. I had never had a The Written World button before and I decided now was the perfect time. Isn't it pretty?
Lastly, don't forget that on January 31st you should post about poetry as part of the monthly event Lu and I are hosting to get poetry to be read and blogged about more. You can read the post with all the details by clicking here and I will probably add something about it to either by sidebar or the pages above. It will be a few days before my new template is entirely organized.
I read A Midsummer's Night Dream as the first selection for Reading Shakespeare.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline will count for the Science-Fiction Experience.
Then, I watched Horrible Bosses and Valkyrie for the 2012 Movie Madness Challenge.
Book Nut. (Library Copy)
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, And Some Other Things by Various Authors
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Naked by David Sedaris
Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Foundation Trilogy, Book 1) - A Group Discussion Part 2
Review: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
What Are You Listening to Wednesday - Week 9
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley
Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante