Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Dusty Bookshelf Challenge 2012

For 2012, I'm cutting down on my expenses and finally getting through the books I already amassed through
  • Borders closing sales
  • Christmas gifts and giveaways
  • my trip back East to my beloved Harvard Bookstore's bargain basement.  (We almost had to buy another suitcase.)
And no more books from the library until I finish the ones I own!  The last library book I still have from 2011 is Vanish: A Firelight Novel by Sophie Jordan so I'll probably finish that first.

I'll be reading at the Grungy level: 20+books.

Books include:

Ash by Malinda Lo
Touch of Power (Healer) by Maria V. Snyder
East by Edith Pattou
and more!

Dusty Bookshelf Reads Completed:

The Blood of Flowers
Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 2 (Twilight: The Graphic Novel, #2)
Kristy's Great Idea: A Graphic Novel

Sophia on Goodreads»



  1. What a great idea! I have pages and pages of books to read in my kindle and a stack of hardcovers that takes up half my office. I really should get on that :)

  2. I have quite a few novels on the shelf that need to be read. Ohhhh! Decisions, decistions, decisions. lol!!!

  3. I should do this challenge. I have way too many unread books on my bookshelf!

  4. You were at Harvard Bookstore and didn't visit me???? *sniff*

    I love their used and remainder section.

    My to-read book pile is out of control.

  5. This sounds like an awesome blogfest for me, but I think I'm doomed to fail.

    My TBR pile is about the size of all the books I read last year.

  6. Another reason to read? Heck yes! :)

  7. This is just what I needed. I did a huge purge of books that I knew I wouldn't read again and as a result discovered a treasure trove of books on the shelves that I haven't even read yet!

  8. I should do that with the library, too! My TBR pile of books I own is shamefully tall. I need to work on that.

  9. Happy New Year!
    What a great idea. I've been meaning to do this myself, but when I see a book on sale I just can't seem to help myself! My TBR pile is just getting taller and taller.


  10. Oh I'm tempted to click .... Cause I need more goals, right ?

  11. What a fun reading goal! I'm kind of actually doing that by accident. My hubby gave me a book for Christmas last year that I never read because he unwittingly gave me the THIRD in a series. So I went ahead and downloaded the first book so I could eventually get to the one DH gave me. So I bought a new book. But it was so that I could read an old book. Does that count? :P

    Happy New Year!

  12. I sooo need to do this! Unfortunately most of my books are boxed up at the moment, but someday I'll make sure to get through all of them :)

  13. How are you going to do all this AND watch Real Housewives of BH?!?

  14. Sigh... I think I'll join this challenge after all. I feel guilty about all the books waiting forever for me to finish reading.

  15. Oh dear. I thought the damage from a Borders closing sale would be bad until I read about your Harvard bargain shopping. LOL Good luck with your challenge! Thanks for joining :)

    Jessica @ Books: A true story

  16. This post made me feel super-guilty about my deteriorating reading habits... it's BAD! You don't want to know...
    But I'll make a plan to get back to 'proper' reading in 2012...

  17. what a greaaaat blog ,love your blog =) follow

  18. I so need to do this. My problem is that I also need to take the Dusty Manuscript Challenge. I've definitely read more than I've written.

  19. Yes! I spent most of the holidays reading books I'd bought throughout the year and hadn't gotten around to. Great idea.


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