Another round of Weekly Geeks is on the way and for this lovely week of June bloggers are tasked with reflecting and organizing our challenges. If you have spend any time on book blogs or blogging yourself you’re undoubtedly aware of the myriad of challenges that encourage people to tackle literary genres, specific authors, world literature, etc. Last year my challenge was to read 100 books in the year, though I unfortunately fell short at 99.
This year though I’ve had a bit more of a personal challenge: clearing shelf 2008! Acquiring books can be quite the serious addition and a la Mercedes Lackey’s “book wyrms” I have found myself with heaping piles of treasure that spill into every nook and cranny. Though not glittering jewels or nuggets of gold, my treasure are the hundreds of books lining my shelves and floor. It was a slow start to this year but I have encouraged myself to read more of the books I already own, and this has only been prodded with my recent Bookmooching. Over at Overdue Books, there’s a similar challenge happening. Below are some of the books I own and that I finally got around to reading this year (please pardon the disorder).