Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Book Update - or why I'll never see TV again


So at last update I told you we found that I had 38 or so books to get through before I'd allow myself watch tv again. (apart from the absolutely necessary Fair City)
The situation has further deteriorated. Firstly because I ended up trading a book on holidays, and therefore ended up with one extra book. Also because I bought myself a vampire type book in Tesco last week, (in my defence it was the only thing without a knife or a tube of lipstick on the cover, and I knew the author was good - since she was the one I'd read on the hols), the reason I was buying a book in tesco at all was because I had had a particularly depressing coffee break in work trying to find something not sex or knife related in the tabloids. I was sent out to tesco during work, hey presto, new book in time for lunch. Problem was - the guys in work are into Vampire books, alot, so now I own another one, kindly selected from one of the guys' lockers.
To add to my collection, my cousin brought me a bag of really interesting looking books from a clearout of her own shelves when I met her at dinner in my aunties house last night.
I haven't counted, but I'd say the total now stands somewhere in the high 40s and that's why I'm having to read even during the ad breaks in Fair City...

12 comments:

Totalfeckineejit said...

Have you tried burning them?

Niamh B said...

You may not have noticed, but the fireplace is otherwise occupied, plus it's too hot this weather.

Totalfeckineejit said...

BBQ? Also is that a fireplace? I don't mean to be critical of your photographic technique in any way but I've seen clearer detail in cave paintings,deep, deep down in the cave without any natural light, or a torch and with my eyes really squinting from the pungency of the poo from all the bats.

Domestic Oub said...

At least you have a pile of books waiting to be read - I keep forgetting to compile a wonderful pile of books written by amazing authors. So, instead I read a lot of trash.

ps You are just showing off.

I'm off to watch the telly...

Drama Queen said...

Perhaps I can help? I have a load of books here that I want to read but can't make myself start them. Could I put them in your bundle then at least one of us could watch TV - and Law & Order is so much better than Fair City!
I'm reading 'The Little Stranger' - suggested by Dublin DAve, and just when I'm really into it I find there is something weird going on in it - a ghost or something. I don't do scary, am afraid to continue, but ashamed to stop (anyway the writing is terrific.)

Drama Queen said...

Go to bed Oub. You know you'll be sorry in the morning!

Niamh B said...

TFE - Too wet for BBQs, and I'm glad you clarified that you didn't want to criticise - could've taken that comment badly otherwise.
DO - alot of it is trash too, and my lazy half keeps wanting to read them first... vampires, angels and demons...
DQ - Little S is one of the pile members, read one of hers a little while ago - she's a great writer. Also met her at Dubland Writer's fest, and knocked over a cup of tea in front of her. There's my claim to fame.
Oub if you're still up, you should definitely try and get to bed now.

Domestic Oub said...

DQ - its the morning. And indeed, I am cross with myself.

Niamh B said...

DO - don't you know you should never disobey Queen's orders!

Matt Bolton said...

i once read a book

Jessica said...

You could pretend to read them. This is what my boyfriend does with my blog. When I browbeat him into opening the webpage he scrolls down furiously, turning my pictures and words into a blur, and then proclaims that he's read it, and why am I still complaining?

More difficult with the analog books, but I bet you could flip through those pages pretty quickly if you really put your mind to it.

Niamh B said...

Matt, I bet it was Flanimals - but was it no. 1 or 2?

Jessica, Boyfriend sounds like he doesn't appreciate your genius - they never really do, I've given up trying to force mr vc to read this a long time ago - means I can talk about him on it anyway. The book situation is pretty bad though - I think he's secretly throwing some of them out - and I'm only noticing when they're the ones I'm reading right now. Ah well...