About Murder Underground Broke The Camel’s Back

I have a house full of books. Bookshelves in nearly every room, crammed with hundreds and hundreds of books, some of which I have read and loved (and would happily read again), and many of which I have never read but thoroughly intend to (in some cases I have been thoroughly intending for up to 20 years, yes 20). Books that I read and wouldn’t read again, I give to a charity shop. But in my last ‘really ruthless’ clear out, I managed to get rid of six.

And still I buy more. And more.

Yesterday I visited the amazing Salts Mill bookshop, and bought Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay. It looks fantastic, so up my street it is untrue – but I have got it home and it joins a pile of going on fifty ‘to read’ books. Which is just plain ridiculous.

This has got to stop.

I am going to read the books I have in my house, and buy no more. For the foreseeable future. Murder Underground has broken the camel’s back.



  1. Oh yes I know this feeling. I’ve worked out that at my current pace of reading I have four years worth of unread books at home. So why did I go and buy three more last week and reserve four on the library system???

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  2. Just thought I’d drop a quick comment to say that I think your blog is great. I love the story behind it and the name. I personally think the blog’s layout is user-friendly. It is not cluttered or overloaded with different images so that’s good. If you are still not sure yourself, I’d perhaps opt for a menu bar which just makes navigation a little easier, but with the pages you have at the moment this is not a problem! That’s all the advice I have and I look forward to reading more from you 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for taking the time to look at this, that’s really kind of you. I would love a menu bar! I tried to sort out my menu and got in a right muddle (told you I was like a granny with all this!) but will try again I think. I would love to be able to index my reviews A-Z or by genre, don’t know, so as I add to them it’s easier to find one in particular.

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  3. This is me! 2017 is the year no new books will be bought (well, no more than 3) and I will finally read what’s on my shelves – eek! When times get tough I shall pop over here for support. 🙂

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  4. Just like my house although I can’t resist buying more. The only cure I have is not going into book shops.
    Lots I haven’t read, glad I asked you today about your site. X

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