Monday, April 11, 2011
TBR Sharing Time
Hello TBR shelf. How nice to see you so full and happy. What's that? You have stories to tell? Well, I am all eyes!
I thought it would fun today to share a quick post, just showing off my TBR shelf. This is the shelf that books get lined up in my room, to await their turn to be devoured. Right now there are 20 books sitting on this shelf, with many others hiding in the ranks along my wall-long shelf on the other side of the room. Now... which one to read...
I am such a book addict. Honestly, I think I have bought about 6 or so new books in just the last couple weeks. I get awesome deals and spend barely anything on them... then they sit on that shelf and wait. I know I will read them all, someday. But in all reality, I really do love seeing them there, waiting. Welcome home book, you will be happy here.
I find it funny. This time last year, I very clearly remember sitting on the ground in front of my book shelves, completely frustrated because I had nothing to read. Really. I hadn't bought books for so long, and the few on my shelves that I hadn't read yet just weren't pulling at me at that time.
I read a quote, somewhere, from someone (love the vague-ness?) about how you should always have books on your shelf that you have never read. Even if you never will read them, never plan on getting to them, they should be there. Because you never know when suddenly, some day, that will be the exact book you need.
Now, since I have really dove back into writing, along with keeping up this oh-so-fun blog, I just can't get enough. My brain feels happy, my eyes tired, and my shelves full. Its a beautiful thing.
Along with this TBR shelf (oh, for those of you totally lost. TBR = To Be Read) I also have e-books I have been downloading. I figured it wouldn't hurt to gather some of those up, and many of them aren't even available in print. I have joined up with a great site too, where I can request a chance to read a book, some in pub already and some ARCs as well (Advanced Reader Copy), then post my review. So far I am been approved for five books... and plan to start in on one of them very very soon.
At this moment in time I am about a third of the way through XVI. When I am not editing my own MS or beta reading for a friend. Then... we will see! Do you see any books in this stack you would like to read a review on? Any awesome books you would like to recommend to me that you don't see here? (Oh, you should see my wishlists...) Here is your chance to recommend and request!
How about you? Do you have a massive TBR pile that is crying for your attention?