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Recently Read: Returning to Corfu

At the beginning of this year, I made the decision that I would read my way through the TBR pile, adding new titles only to the List. This would be The Year.

cross-stitched phrase reading so many books

Obviously, I failed with the only adding to the list aspect when I bought Gerald Durrell’s Corfu Trilogy, and this last month saw me read the second two parts: Birds, Beasts and Other Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. Both as amusing as the first, My Family and Other Animals, which I read in March.

Having read the second two reasonably rapidly, I then spent the rest of April dipping in and out and rereading all three. I will probably get a copy for the Travelling Library on my Kindle.

I did intend to read others from the Pile. I just couldn’t summon the energy to go through it and find one to try. Perhaps it was because I was still absorbing the light and laughter of the Corfu Trilogy.

Anyway, M and I have been spring-cleaning, sort of. We’ve been reorganising the DVD and Book collection, and working out what we can dispose of, for whatever reason, now that charity shops are open again.

I’ve taken a long hard look at the To Be Read Pile and sorted them into ones I will Probably Never Read and those I might. I feel it’s the best way to really whittle the TBR pile. I’ve reduced it to about a dozen books and got rid of some which have been in it for the better part of the last decade. It seems highly unlikely that I’ll read those, if I haven’t by now.

This way, I might actually get through the TBR pile, and be less easily distracted by new adventures. Or at least feel less guilty about adding to the Pile.

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