Yesterday was the second anniversary of TBR 313, which is hard to believe - both that it's been two years, and that I managed to miss the actual date again this year.
I really had no idea what I was doing when I started (as my early posts confirm - please take my word for it, there's no need to read them!). I just knew that I wanted to talk about books. It's been a wonderful two years of figuring out how I want to do that, inspired and informed by other great blogs and by comments here.
I've toyed with the idea of changing the name to "Drunk on Words," from my favorite Dorothy L. Sayers quote up on the header, which to me perfectly captures the the intoxication of reading and of talking about reading. On the other hand, while the TBR stack has shrunk to 287 (at least today), it's still there - and I'm still trying to whittle it down.
But I do love adding to other people's stacks, and I love giving books away, so I'm going to imitate the Hobbits, who "give presents to other people on their own birthdays." In this case, it's a copy of John Mullan's What Matters in Jane Austen?, which I'm thoroughly enjoying. It's available through the Book Depository, so the offer is open to everyone. If you'd like to put your name in, just leave a comment below, or email me, before Saturday, Feb. 9th, and I'll draw a name the next day and contact the winner for a mailing address. (My email address is down in the "About Me" section.)
Thank you again for reading along!