If you happened to catch it on Twitter then you already know I’ve been battling a sore throat. Since SUNDAY!! Bleh. I’m ready for it to be gone.
But this downtime has led me to catch up on some things—mostly reading—but it also gave me some great ideas. (I’m now hoping to start a Christian Fiction Book club in our church!)
Thank you to the oh so clever and talented Jessica Patch for her patience in answering all my book club questions!!
Anyway, why am I telling you this? Well, because after looking at my TBR pile in my bedroom (thanks to RWA Nationals and all the free books they sent me home with) and after looking at my TBR list on Goodreads, I realized I need a book club like I need a third eyebrow!
There are probably worse problems in life to have, but yes, I do have a serious case of “too many books to read and not enough time in the day” syndrome.
So I want to apologize to all my bloggy friends (who have traditionally published or self-published) and whose books I have not read yet. I might have BOOK A.D.D.
I see a blogger mention their book or a book in general and I say, “’Ooh, goodie! Must add to my Goodreads TBR pile!” I see a free download on Amazon and I click “download” thinking, “Can’t wait to read this one!” I win a free book and say, “I am so on this one!” Then I look at my nightstand and think, “Hmm…did that pile grow a foot since July?”
Ooops. See? BOOK A.D.D.
I’m sorry if I BOUGHT your book and haven’t read it yet.
I’m sorry if I had INTENTIONS of buying your book but it’s still sitting in my Goodreads TBR pile.
I’m sorry if I WON your book (or a book off your blog) and I haven’t read it yet.
*sigh* I really want to support as many friends as I can, but maybe I need a better system of organization since half have a tendency to get buried on my Ipad or lost on a reading shelf. Or maybe I need more time in the day. I’m not sure.
Maybe I shouldn't stress over it. (I think it’s the anal part of me that really likes a nice orderly reading system)
Help. I can’t see over the books. :-)
What about you? Do you find yourself stressing over so many books out there and so little time? How long do books sit in your TBR pile at home or on your ereader?