Today she muses about the following:
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)
Oh this is a good one. I have two tbrs: 1) actually books in my home, waiting to be read and 2) my tbr paper/electronic list. A few years ago, I had to stop buying books (gasp, the horror) because I was running out of space to store them and the last few I bought were real stinkers. I do not like spending $25 on a book that sucks, in my opinion.
Therefore, I started my written list of tbr titles, and started going to the library to check them out. I am fortunate that my public library system is pretty good, so it is very unusual for me to have to purchase a tbr book, but it happens.
I just recently started purchasing books again, and most of them are on my tbr. I would have to guess that I have about 25 books at home in my tbr pile. I know that may not sound like much to most of you, but to me it is. So yes, I experience anxiety when I look at my stack of tbr. There are so many books I want to read, and I know I'll get to them eventually. I guess I just feel bad for stock piling books. But apparently I don't feel too bad, because my last trip to the library I swore I was only getting 1 book, so I can work through my tbr at home. The next thing I know, I am on my way back to work with 4 library books in my bag.
Books are my crack. I can't resist :)
So how about you? How many tbrs are gracing your shelves? How do you feel about it?