I have discovered that our house has a lot of flat surfaces and they seem to attract things. Actually to be more precise they attract books and as any curious reader knows that once you look up one book it often leads to another question that is answered in another book and when you look that up well the situation gets worse. If you dont reshelve the books (because you are still dipping in to them) then the situation gets quite out of hand very quickly.
I was prompted to round up and put away some of the travel related books I have been reading/dipping into lately. They have been scattered all over the house because we have been planing another trip.
I spent some time collecting up the most obvious culprits and this was the first stack set on the table ready to be shelved. Then I remembered the books in the lounge beside my chair and another stack on the lounge.
Then there were the stacks beside Jerry’s chair , and then we both are guilty of having stacks of books beside our bed . Make a note I confessed to beside. That is because we can not fit any more books, actually on the surface of the bedside tables. We both have this ‘too many books to be read beside the bed’ bad habit. We both don’t mention it until one pile falls down. Since the last time this happened the slide just missed my glasses I felt I had to take the situation a little more seriously.
I am blaming the flat surfaces I have … yes that is my excuse as I have other things to think about. What you might ask? Well… like booking flights, organising places to stay, trying to make sense of train timetables, maps with strange names on them because they are in a foreign language and remembering all the little tasks associated with organising a trip that will take us away from home for 2 months. Yes I said 2 months as Jerry is taking some of his long service leave. We are going to do a bit of traveling in September, October and returning home in November while our lovely daughter house sits.
Now if you are doing TAST dont panic as one of those things on my to do list is to pre-write a good number of posts for this blog including the challenge so no one will miss out. Although I may declare a week or so of that period a ‘break’ week. Many people are playing catchup and feel guilty so I am sure if there is an easing of the pace people will not mind.
Dear readers for a bit of fun, judging by our latest reading habits where do you think we are going?