Thursday, January 05, 2012

A (Crazy) Royal New Year Resolution

I've decided to make a New years resolution.

I'm going to read every book in my royal collection.

This is a big undertaking. As you can see by the photo there are a lot of them. Not counting soft-back, bookazines, or ebooks there are approximately 500 books.

On each episode of my show, The Royal Report, I had a segment where I took a book from my library and talked a bit about it. Now that I'm taking a break from the show I'm going to continue to share my collection, but in a different format. I'm going to blog about them instead.

Much to the chagrin of my husband I love to collect royal books. I have books about every aspect of royal life - from birth to death, what they eat, how they dress, how they are portrayed in the media, to the places they live. Some of them I've read already, many are comprised mainly of photos, and others I've used for reference purposes when writing articles. Some are old (1901), some are recently released and some I've already written a review on. In this case, from this point forward, unless I've read a book cover to cover, minus the bibliography, I won't include a post on it.

These posts are not intended to be reviews. After I've read the book I will post a brief overview (synopsis, page numbers, date published) and my general thoughts, possibly with some likes and dislikes added. To prove that I own the book, I will include a photograph on the post.

By the end of this exercise, I'll either be one of the most well-read royal watchers or the craziest for having started this in the first place. Who knows, it may turn me off of buying more royal books in the future. My husband should be so lucky.

© Marilyn Braun 2012 

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Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Cool beans! I'm looking forward to seeing what is in your collection.

Hopewell said...

Excellent, I'm a royal book collector but purged some of the trashy ones a few years back. I re-read some about every year. Do you have favorites? If so, why not post them--I can't be the only one who'd be interested! Some of my favorites are in my Listmania list here

Marilyn Braun said...

Nice list, I'm already drooling over the books that I don't own. ;)

Anonymous said...

Good for you! I should do the same but with so many books and so little time, I wouldn't get far. It will be fun to read about your reading program, at least!

The Source said...

Wow, that's quite the collection! Would love to get my hands on a few of these. You could open your own library :) Would love to hear some news about your resolution, have you been able to stick to it?

Marilyn Braun said...

Yes, I'm still sticking to it! Books take a long time to read, especially when trying to get through 500 of them but I'm working on it. :)