Friday, August 10, 2012

The Daunting Challenge of Books Not Yet Read

It was bad enough when my book shelves got filled to capacity and I started having to pile them horizontally in the small spaces between the top of the books and the bottom of the shelf above. It was bad enough when my nightstand could be classified as a hazard, with a teetering stack of books crowding out the telephone and clock. It was bad enough when the boys started to exercise their own taste in books and brought home towering piles of their own from the library and our local bookstore.

Now we have eBooks.

Oh, the revolution!

All the books you want in a small device you can slip in your pocket.

Unread books make me feel guilty.  Guilty in the same way that I feel if I make the mistake and visit the petfinder's website and can't take all the dogs home. Unfortunately, I can take books home. Far more books than I can manage to read in a reasonable time frame.

It's one thing to have that pile of books in your face. There is no room in my house I can go where there's not at least one book I haven't yet read, waiting. But now, even my iPod is filled with eBooks I haven't read.  So now my guilty conscience hounds me even when I can't physically see my bookshelves.

Too many books.

Not that I'm complaining.

It's an embarassment of riches. I honestly can't remember a time in my life when I wan't reading multiple books at one time. I figure there are worse problems to have in this world.

How do you deal with your TBR pile? What's next on your list?

Today’s post was inspired by this month's prompt:  “what’s on your to-read list” via  the Merry-Go-Round Blog Tour, an ongoing tour where you, the reader, travel around the world from author’s blog to author’s blog. The list of all participants are on the main blog tour site. Have a look.

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