Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Endless To Be Read Pile



One of the blogs I follow recently asked the question: "How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you’ll read next?"  As I pondered my answer to that question I realized, I'm thinking about what I'll read, after I read the book I am going to read after the book I will read after the book I am currently reading! 

Confused?

Truth is - I never stop thinking about what I am going to read next.  Or after that, or after that!  My TBR (to be read) list is a mile long.  And never seems to get any shorter.

I often find myself thinking about a book I want to read and have to remind myself that I have 2 or 3, or more!, books stacked up on the nightstand or waiting in my Nook which need attention before I can get to the book I was thinking about.  So the TBR pile gets even bigger. 

I can spend hours at the library or the book store just wandering the stacks, picking out books I want to read.  Or on the B&N website checking out the latest offerings for my Nook.  Money constraints usually limit my pile from the bookstore or for the Nook from getting out of hand.  But at the library I have to cut myself off at a certain point because I know I'll never get around to reading all the books I want to take home before they have to be returned.  And the TBR list grows longer.

It's a self feeding, never ending, circle of a cycle.  But I can't complain.  I love to read.  I have since I was a little kid.  I actually can say I have a fear of suddenly having nothing to read - and I plan to make sure I never have to realize that nightmare.  By keeping the endless TBR pile fed and growing.

And now I pose the question to you - "How far along are you in your current read before you start thinking about what you’ll read next?"  Am I as strange as I think I am?  Or do others think that far ahead in their reading lists?

(thanks to Leah Marie @ Reading With My Eyes Shut for the inspiration)

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