Sometimes I read books.
Just a few. A little snack here and there. I’m not a fan of reading or anything…I just do what I must. And it’s not like I have a Goodreads account with hundreds and hundreds of books added TO-READ because I really really want them. No. Not me. Truth: I’ve read 160 books this year.
But Val @ The Innocent Smiley tagged me for the To Be Read Tag, which (I admit) is a glorious tag and I had to do it. (I may actually have squeaked with complete joy when she tagged me, but that’s a secret.)
1. How do you keep track of your TBR pile?
I think you’re confusing me with someone a) more organised, and b) with better self control. My job in life is to see a book and just…just feel that burning need to read it. Keeping track of things would be the job of the minions.
2. Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?
Print, but only by one book! My print books, though, I definitely plan to read someday. A lot of the ebooks are freebies or I’ve won them and…my interest has somewhat expired to a 2% chance of ever reading one day.
3. How do you determine which book from your TBR to read next?
I would like to be a mood reader, but I’m not. I read depending on due-back-dates for library books and release dates for ARCs. There is schedule. There is organisation. (Sort of.. It’s more like PRETEND organisation since I do not, in fact, have minions.) I AM PROUD OF MYSELF.
I almost always read my books on time, too, by the way.
Thank you, Mr. Watson.
4 A book that’s been on your TBR the longest?
It’s probably The Naturals, actually. When I first started requesting ARCs, I asked for The Naturals…but Mime read it. And reviewed it on the blog. Since there was no urgent need for me to read it, I … um…didn’t. Still haven’t. I’ve heard it’s good, though.
5. A book you recently added to your TBR.
Noggin by John Corey Whaley, which just arrived!
6. A book in your TBR strictly because of it’s beautiful cover.
This is a tricky one to answer. I have had books on my TBR in the past, on just cover-love, but at this present moment I DO NOT HAVE ANY. (My goodreads TBR is a whole other matter entirely.)
7. A book in your TBR that you never plan on reading.
8. An unpublished book in your TBR that you’re excited for.
I got approved for Watched by C.J. Lyons on NetGalley, which I’m freakishly excited about. It’s internet hackers and blackmailing and doesn’t come out until January 2015.
9. A book in your TBR that everyone recommends to you.
10. Number of books in your TBR.
Okay, get ready for it.
Physical books on my shelves right now: 39
Reservations at the library: 6
Ebooks on my Kindle: 38
Goodreads TBR: 764
Sometimes unread books make me weep.
Life is short. Unfortunately, I think another 300 years isn’t too much to ask. And there are TOO many books to read. Sometimes I go to the library and stroke the spines of the books I wish to borrow (only a hundred or so of them, which, let’s face it, is ridiculous to try and carry out the door) and sigh a little because I can’t read them.
I was in the library with my 3-year-old nephew once and I said: “I just really, really want to read ALL the books, okay?”
And he said: “It’s otay, Cait, you can do it.”
He believes in me. (Or else he was doing a puzzle and I was annoying him by being emotional over books so he just wanted me to shut up. But I prefer to think he believes in me.)
Sometimes I feel guilty for having any unread books. But in all plain honesty? I need to read books I really desperately want to read while I have time to read and want to read. If this means reading library books over books I’ve won: SO BE IT.
Life is short, like I said, and one must enjoy themselves and party-like-an-introvert and read the books they WANT to read.
I assume I should tag people.
The trouble with tags is sometimes they’re freakishly annoying and a lot of people do not like doing them. I like exciting ones though, and this TBR tag is fabulous. So! If I tag you, just ignore me, honestly. Feel free.
And even if I don’t tag you, YOU CAN STILL DO IT! And tell me about it so I can see your TBR problems too.
Cait finds herself quoting Sherlock quite frequently (when she’s not quoting Moriarty, which is purely accidental. She promises), particularly “Shut up everybody, shut up! Don’t move, don’t speak, don’t breathe, I’m trying to think. Anderson, face the other way, you’re putting me off.” It’s a really useful quote, okay? Currently she’s reading CITY OF GLASS which is not as good as the previous books.