Friday, June 22, 2012

Stick To The List

It was probably bound to happen sooner or later. 

The other night I went online to the North Carolina Digital Library to see what I could find to download onto the nook.  I had my trusty Endless TBR list pulled up on GoodReads and I was ready to go.  The frustrating thing about the digital library is trying to find something you want to read which is A) available on the NCDL and B) doesn't have a mile long wait list.

One of the books I found myself looking for was The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman.  Mile long wait list.  But as I searched her name, I saw a few other books that looked interesting.  I selected and downloaded The Third Angel.  Why not?

I'll tell you why not!  As I started reading the book that night, it kept nagging at me.  I felt like I knew this story.  It was very familiar.  Some parts more than others.  Something wasn't right here...

The next morning I pulled up GoodReads again and searched The Third Angel.  Sure enough!  Suspicion confirmed!!  I had read this book back in 2009!  Good grief!  Is this what it's come to?  I've read so many books in my life, I can't remember what I have read and what I haven't?  (sigh) 

This is why I need the TBR pile/list!  Just to keep track of what I want to read and not get confused.  To avoid reading the same books over and over. 

From now on - I'll stick to the list!


  1. Funny, I used to do that often. I now keep a stenopad list with all the books I read..I then note what I think of them. So many authors write series and it is easy to pick up one you already read. The key for me is I keep the pad on my night table with a pen attached.

    1. Thank goodness Good Reads does that for me! I just have to remember not to try to stray off my list and randomly start picking books off the top of my head.

  2. LOL; I've done that before. It is interesting that there would be a waiting list for digital books; for some reason I thought they would be of more abundance, but I guess its the same as a copy of a book with the same price to buy it. I need to get a TBR. People are always telling about good books they read and they sound interesting, but then I forget the names when I'm at the library looking at books.


    1. I used to do the same thing. Get to the library and couldn't remember what I wanted to look for. Thank goodness for the TBR list!


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