Guys ~ it's time to confess.
I am oh-so-curious about all the books people own but have not read. About book lovers and their toppling TBR piles. Where do all the books come from? Why we keep accumulating more? How long do they sit neglected on our shelves? O.o
I personally feel flustered and slightly out-of-control when my to-read book pile starts exploding. I don't know why. I guess I start to look at those books as something on my to-do list rather than a leisurely option: that feeling of finishing one book and charging straight on to the next.
My TBR pile ('To Be Read' ~ books I have sitting on my shelf) currently has 18 books in it (the most I have ever had is 28 ~ the least being zero). Here's a peek @ what's sitting on my shelf (books that belong to me) and where I got it from:
Bought second hand in April ($1 a book) from the Coffs Harbour Rotary Book Fair:
Books I swapped with other Aussie buds
(HUGE fan of passing my books on in exchange for others...):
Books received as gifts (THANK YOU!):
Books I purchased :)
For review: currently ZERO (phew!)
18 books feels like a lot to me but I know other people have more. I use my library heaps too, which means I can ignore my own books for a while in favour of my library ones. I often spend my reading time re-reading favourites (I am such a fan of hanging out with my fave literary character/friends and returning to my comfort reads). Still ~ I often feel greedy and lust after more books (especially when new releases come out).
I would LOVE to know how many books you own that you have not read...
~ and where do they all come from?
~ and do you regularly lust after books even though there are books still sitting on your shelves?
~ and how long has your longest unread book been sitting on your shelf?
~ do you feel sheepish about your TBR (is it a secret, like TBR Anonymous, haha)?
~ do you love having a huge TBR or prefer a small one?
~ or anything at all you want to tell me about your TBR :D
(I have had CHAINS by Laurie Halse Anderson since January this year ~ it has been ignored for 6 months (!) ~ it's my longest ignored book on my shelves)
ALSO: which book out of my TBR would you read next if you were me?
(I tend to choose depending on the mood I'm in.
Occasionally am motivated by guilt ~ from neglecting a book for too long, LOL)