Unread books

Just after Christmas I compiled a list of books that I owned or was borrowing that I hadn’t yet read. It came out to be about a third of my books, and so I resolved to reduce the list by half before I was allowed to ‘acquire’ any more books (i.e., buying or borrowing).

Yesterday, I reached that goal.

Now I am reading The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is a book I already owned, and would have read by last Christmas (having received it as a gift the previous Christmas), but I had accidentally left it in the U.S. and only recently had it brought to me. I’m curious to see how long I can go without buying a book. I’d have to rely on the public and university libraries, and those of my friends…