Monday, January 11, 2010

471 Books Made The "A Team"

When my Husband & I decided to move to Casper we started looking into the costs of U-Hauls and other methods of moving. We decided that nothing we owned was worth $2,000- $4,000 so we decided to sell all of our furniture. My Dear Husband was very supportive of the "No Book Left Behind Act of 2009". But, I realistically knew that not all of my books would fit in two cars.

So I started the painful process. The "A-Team" were books that were coming with us no matter what it took. The "B-Team" were books that could go in storage and we would slowly get them to Casper via trips home & visitors heading to Casper. The "C-Team" were books that I was willing to give away. Duplicates and books that I realistically have no interest in reading. All total, I think I had four boxes on the "C-Team".

Beings that I am "retired" I had all the time in the world to enter my "A-Team" into my Goodreads account. Most of the books that made the "A-Team" were books that I have not read. A few of them are books that I treasure and will never part with, but they are already listed on my "Read" page of Goodreads.

So when it was all said & done, there are 471 books on my "To Be Read" shelves. 471 books that have been moved from Kansas City to Casper. 471 books to pass away the days of my "retirement".

The pressing question is, will it stay 471? Or will be my downfall? LOL.

How many books are on YOUR "To Be Read" shelf? Books that you physically have in your possession that you have yet to read? Can anyone beat 471?


Wingnut said...

Currently in hand, I have one to-be-read book. Now, in audio books, I probably have 15 or so? So, no, I can come nowhere NEAR your 471.

Suzanne said...

I bow to your 471. I think I may have 10, at the most!

Jen said...

I can't beat that. :) I have maybe 10 to read, 5 to listen to and 10 or so waiting for my nook to get here so I can read them on that.

I DID have to laugh though when I got the email from Goodreads with all of your "To Be Read" books listed!

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

LOL -- You should see my "Wish List" at While it is not 471, there are a lot of books on the list.

rmetzger said...

While I can't beat 471, I just wanted to congratulate you on owning 471 and having a love that tolerates that as well. I own maybe 100 and get plenty of eye rolling and snorts every time I add to that!

angie128 said...

I don't know how many I have. But I know it's nowhere near 471.

Brandie said...

wow...471! that's awesome. I have about 120 on my TBR list...and own about 100 of them. my goal was to read them before I caved and bought more...but that never happens. lol!

Lisa Mandina said...

Hmm, challenge accepted. You mean books I have sitting upstairs to be read? Now, unlike you, I would not have been able to leave my books that I love and have already read. I'm awed by your control!! :-)

Anna said...

Having also just moved my books across country, I can commiserate with having to sort through books. I don't think I can hold a candle to your on hand 471 TBR books, I'm going to have to count now...

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Guess what! I found out that my husband's best friend will be coming for a visit at the end of next month. And hopefully he will be packing his SUV with boxes of books that were left behind!

Why I Read...

I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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