Monday, 4 May 2009

Musing Monday-TBR


How many books (roughly) are in your tbr pile? Is this in increasing number or does it stay stable? Do you ever experience tbr anxiety in the face of this pile? (question courtesy of Wendy)

Hmmm, I don't usually like to think too much about the TBR pile! At the moment it seems to be permanently expanding, I buy so many more books than I read. I decided at the beginning of the year to spend less money on books which I thought would mean I might start to make inroads into some of the books I already own. Unfortunately, this didn't take into account the fact that I would rediscover the joys of buying books in charity shops, or that somebody would see fit to open TWO new second hand bookshops in my local town!

So although my objective to spend less money on books is going well, I actually think I'm buying more books now than I did before. But at least it means I always have something to read. Library books don't help either because I keep checking them out and then they need to be read before they are due back!

As for how many books are actually on the pile, I don't want to count. And they are all in various places around the house(it doesn't seem so many if they are not all in the same place!), so it it is way too much effort on a bank holiday to go and count them all! And this doesn't include my list of books I'd like to read but haven't got round to buying or borrowing yet. That just seems to get bigger all the time!

3 comments:

BooksPlease said...

I could have written this! I'm just the same.

caite said...

sound like a grand plan...what went astray! but at least you are saving money!

mattviews said...

About 45 in my pile. Hundreds on the list. I would probably experience reading block anxiety more than a TBR one.