My name is Kristin and I think I need help. I am officially starting the first chapter of Book Buyers Anonymous. I seriously need some intervention. After my book funk, I took stock of the books on my to-be-read shelf. See above – exhibit A. I am currently reading 2 books and have 44 on my to-be-read pile and . . . husband of mine, turn away please . . . have two on order from Amazon. I think I have a problem!!
What is it about a book that ignites such a need to own it!? I reread the synopsis of every book on the shelf . . . yes, I know I should be reading the books themselves . . . and I still want to read all of them! I have 4 non-fiction books, 11 young adult books, 15 fiction books, and 14 mysteries. Of the mysteries, two of them are part of a series that I started a while ago, two are seconds in a series, four are the first in a brand new series, and one is . . . cough, cough . . . a Christmas mystery.
There is that feeling when a new book comes out or I read the synopsis of a book, that really excites me and I just have to have it. I think I feel I might forget about it or something. I really have great intentions of reading everything I purchase right away, but life does interfere. Those darn kids like to eat! What is up with that?! So, I have decided to make a commitment to my TBR pile. I will stop neglecting those lovely books and dedicate the next six weeks to them.
My challenge to myself is to finish 12 books on my TBR pile by April 15. I read fast and I read a lot; I just need to commit myself to pulling these books off the shelf to read. One caviat though – I will not stop buying more books . . . did I mention that C.S. Harris’ newest Sebastian St. Cyr comes out tomorrow! I will however attempt to avoid any other new purchases. Please note the word “attempt;” this is me we are talking about!
Side note: don’t you love how I use my weights for book ends! I am glad that something is getting good use of them!
I will keep you posted on my progress. Anyone else out there ready to take the challenge and whittle down your own TBR pile?