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RE: Thanks to three list members

Oddly enough, a book more or less on this topic has just been 


Another to add to the unread pile . . .

Jeff Purdue
Collection Development Librarian
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103

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From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu [mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu]
On Behalf Of Janet Fisher
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 2:33 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: RE: Thanks to three list members

I will confess to having probably 30 books around I haven't read.
Every time I go in a bookstore, I come out with at least 3
(hardcover's too, publishers must love me!), then I try to keep
the book close by (so I don't forget about it!) until I have a
chance to read it. As you can tell, I'm rather behind!! I need
some long plane rides.

Janet Fisher
Publishers Communication Group

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From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
[mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of B.G. Sloan
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 10:47 PM
To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
Subject: Re: Thanks to three list members

Joe Esposito said:  "The survey I would like to conduct is of the people
on this list. How many books does each individual currently own but has
not (yet) read?"

I'm  loath to admit this, but if they had a contest to find the person
with the highest percentage of unread personally-owned books, I might be
in contention for a world championship.

Seriously. I bet I haven't read at *least* 90% of the books I own. It
usually goes like this: I find a book in a bookstore, read maybe 20-30
pages while in the bookstore, find the book very interesting, and buy
it. When I get it home life intervenes and I never crack it open again.
Now that I'm retired I've vowed to make 2010 the "year of the book". I
want to read a book or two every day. We'll see how that works out. :-)

Bernie Sloan