book collection, which I listed, err, some time ago here.
I have actually managed to reduce the book collection quite significantly...but sadly not by actually reading them! I went through them recently and decided that I was very unlikely to actually read or use many of them again- especially books of seventeenth century documents! (Only really useful if you are doing a degree in history). Many of the books are now waiting in a cupboard for someone to buy them from Amazon...
I'm going to make a concerted effort to finish at least one physical book per month- and those that are worth selling will be listed on Amazon and join their friends in the cupboard! There may be some that I decide are not worth ploughing through- straight to the cupboard with them...
So, here is the updated list:
Physical books (all non-fiction)
I've decided that I am unlikely to finish reading this, and also not really enjoying it very much, so it can be rehomed without finishing.
I've decided that, as the reigns of Edwards I, II and III are no longer top of my list of 'interesting things', I'll sell this without finishing.
5. Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill
5. Medieval Women by Henrietta Leyser
7. How to Read Buildings by Carol Davidson Crangoe
8. The English Civil War by Diane Purkiss
10. Six Wives: the Queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey
11. The Wonders of Life by Professor Brian Cox
14. The Suffolk Landscape by Norman Scarfe
17. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages by Micheal Prestwich
21. Britain in Revolution by Austin Woolrych
22. Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery
23. Discovering Life on Earth by David Attenborough
24. Plant Earth by David Attenborough
Since my last post, I don't seem to have made much progress through my Kindle books either (!) I'll carry on reading them when a physical book is not convenient- such as when knitting, which I need both hands for!
2. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
3. Bats Sing, Mice Giggle by Karen Shanor etc
4. A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
6. Delusions of Gender by Cordeila Fine
7. The Man Without a Face: the Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin by Masha Gessen
8. A Brief History of the Third Reich by Martyn Whittock
9. The Universe Inside You by Brian Clegg
10. 50 Facts that Should Change the World by Jessica Williams
11. The Diamond Queen by Andrew Marr
12. Broadmoor Revealed:: Victorian Crime and the Lunatic Asylum by Mark Stevens
13. The Borgias by Christoper Hibbert
14. As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil by Rodney Bolt
15. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
16. Map of a Nation by Rachel Hewitt
17. Written in Stone by Brian Switek
18. God is not Great by Christopher Hitchens
19. Birdwatching with your Eyes Closed by Simon Barnes
And some Kindle fiction:
22. Dracula by Bram Stoker
24.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
25. Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
26. Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor by R.D. Blackmoor
27. Oliver Twist by Dickens
28. A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
29. Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens
30. Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
31. David Copperfield by Dickens
32. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
33. The China Bird by Bryony Doran
So, at the rate of one book a month, the physical books along would keep me going for 2 years! And I then have three years of Kindle books to get through... I think I may have to ban myself from buying books (other than knitting books for my City and Guilds course, obviously..!)
I'll write a mini review of each book that I finish/decide to 'rehome' without finishing- although my reviewing skills are such that it will probably be a brief 'yeah, not too boring'...it's been a while since A-level English Lit!