Friday, 6 January 2012

First Friday of 2012

It's Friday, which means its meme and blog-hopping time!!
First it's Follow Friday, hosted by Alison Can Read. Don't forget to follow the Friday Feature: Pawing Through Books!  

Go count the number of unread books sitting on your shelf. How many?

Oh help. I think if I just look at books I have not finished but only started I am already on about 30 books. And then to add the books I have not looked into yet, then in total I would say about 50?

And then there are books and papers on my Kindle that I haven't read. These are mostly classics that I save for when I have some moments of rest to completely emerge myself into 'Anna Karenina', or 'War and Peace' etc. How many of those there are I dread to imagine. The Gutenberg Project is to me what Net-a-Porter is to other!

Book Beginnings is hosted by A Few More Pages.
 I am reading 'A Room With a View' by E.M. Forster so I decided to use that for the next two memes!

"THE  SIGNORA had no business to do it,” said Miss Bartlett, “no business at all. She promised us south rooms with a view close together, instead of which here are north rooms, looking into a courtyard, and a long way apart. Oh, Lucy!"

Friday 56 is hosted by Freda's Voice.
“No, I agree,” said Miss Lavish. “It’s like a school feast; the boys have got separated from the girls. Miss Lucy, you are to go. We wish to converse on high topics unsuited for your ear.”

So, what are your answers? 


  1. Nice teaser. I have some E. M. Forster but not that one. I like the size of your TBR stack. Mine is about 1200 right now between print and my Kindle. Happy reading!

  2. returning visit, old follower. No e reader so don't have to worry about those numbers!
    Happy Friday!

  3. haha it's always overwhelming looking at how many books I haven't read yet! Happy Friday!

    Here's my FF!

  4. Not an author I've heard of though the book sounds familiar. Maybe I am wrong. And no, I'm not thinking of the bond film... lol

  5. I've never read a Room with a View, but LOVED the movie when I saw it years ago. Have a great reading weekend

  6. Great post! I would love to read 'Room with a View'.

    New follower :)
    My Follow Friday

  7. 50 is a very respectable number! New follower :)

    My FF Post

  8. Hopping through. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! *New Follower* Enjoy your reads!
    Olivia @ The Reading Enchantress

  9. 50 isn't too many :) You can got through that pretty quickly - though I doubt Anna Karenina is a speed read hahaha! happy New Year Juli!

    Here's mine:

  10. That brings back memories! I haven't read A Room With a View since college. Hope you're enjoying!

    Here are my Friday Memes:

  11. Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    A Room With a View sounds good.I have read two of E.M. Forster's books, A Passage to India & The Celestial Omnibus and Other Stories and enjoyed both.

  12. Interesting. I have read some E.M. Forster but not this one.

    I was trying to count up my unread books in my head as I read you post but I totally forgot about the ebooks until you mentioned it. I must have about 30 at the moment but that doesn't count the ARC's in the mail.

  13. Hopping through. I have War and Peace and have always meant to read it. I actually think I'd like it.
    My Hop

  14. 50 is a good number, it's manageable. The book piles have a tendency to get a bit out of control, LOL. I am following back, thanks so much for stopping by my FF! Book Savvy Babe

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog! That's not too bad, it's way better than my number! Hope you enjoy them all sometime soon!