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Definitely a good predicament! Happy World Book Day! Hopefully you’ll be getting a break soon and have a chance to catch your breath and do some more reading. My pile includes: Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan Lightman, The Odyssey by Homer (bookclub), Doreen by Barbara Noble, Candide by Voltaire, Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan, and Triple Crown by Felix Francis—enough to keep me busy, but no match for yours.


Love having too many books💕📚


Oh, it is so hard when work overwhelms one's favorite book bloggers.
Don't bother to blog, just spend the time reading, take down a few notes, and report to us later.
Why, Memorial Day Weekend is only a little more than a month away.
I always love to see your piles of books.


I think your reading pile sounds both good and ambitious! I keep thinking how I would like to reread Homer and have been acquiring books about (retellings) the Iliad and the Odyssey, but I always seem to have too many books on the go to embark on such an ambitious reading project. I need to take a few days off (but I have so many house projects I suspect I will still not get to read!), but I might be going to Colorado next month with my mom and sister, which would mean reading time! Happy World Reading Day a day late! ;)


It is definitely a nice 'problem' to have!


I love what I do and working in the library but I have been so tired at the end of the day. I want to blog--there are things I want to share, but sometimes a break is a good thing, too (and then you have lots of writing ideas saved up). Can you believe Memorial Day is so close? It will be here before we know it.

Margaret Powling

Your TBR pile should come with an 'Elf and Safety warning, Danielle! It's in danger of toppling over and causing you to have an accident! Seriously, I've whittled my own TBR pile down to about eight books, minimalist compared with what I see here, ha ha!
What is Memorial Day? Or rather, who do you remember in Memorial Day? The war dead or others? I know of Independence Day, but not Memorial Day.
Margaret P


Glad to see someone else's books-in-progress pile grow out of control... :) I've been so busy lately that I've had a "bad" reading month when it comes to making headway on my own piles. I had very little time to read on my recent trip, except on the airplanes, so didn't finish even ONE book while I was gone! On the plus side, I didn't buy any new books, either. Ah, well, that's the beauty of the books we own--they'll always be waiting patiently for us.


Good thing I have a very sturdy night table, though here we are a quarter of the way through the year and things are so out of control--I think I need to decide which I want to read now and going forward and return a few of them back to the shelves since apparently their moment has passed. Memorial Day here is for remembering those who died in wars. It has also taken on an additional meaning--an unofficial start to summer since the school year ends roughly at this same time and people celebrate in various ways. July 4 is our day of Independence.


Oh dear, the piles are stressing me out. And then there is the library books piles. I need to clean them up and I suspect that thinking I am just going to read through them and nicely finish them in a tidy manner is a bit of a dream. I had such high hopes this month of tidying, but in the end I think it is going to be a really bad reading month--if I finish my fourth book today--I will have to count myself as happy. But yes, there is always next month. Maybe That is the month I get it under control! ;)

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