Friday, July 23
The TBR Pile
Some of it is sitting in your shopping cart or wish list over at Amazon, waiting for that fateful day when it will be moved over to The Cart. One thing I love about Amazon, is that they keep things in your cart FOREVER. Some items have been in my cart for years. I think they’re growing beards and gray hair.
My TBR pile lately has taken over the house. I have two piles as high as my knee right here next to my desk. I have two boxes in the living room. I have three pages of items on my wish list at Amazon.
Am I going to get them all read?
Am I going to buy more?
(Did I ever mention Dave Barry calls Iowa the You Bet State? Boy, he nailed that one.)
I have a book addiction. I cannot go to sleep at night without reading. I cannot picture a snowy day without a book in my hand. (as soon as I’m done with the snowblower that is) As a kid, my mother’s favorite mantra was “Get your nose out of that book!” I read the back of cereal boxes, the contents of the Gardetto’s I’m so fond of (200 calories per serving!), and instruction manuals on how to run the above snowblower.
I own every Janet Evanovich book, every Nora Roberts book, Kristan Higgins, Christie Ridgway, Jude Devereaux, Johanna Lindsey, Cindy Gerard, JD Robb, Diana Gabaldon and Sandra Brown. I’m currently stockpiling some YA and MG, as it’s a genre I want to try. I have historicals, comedies, suspense. I also have the Bartender’s Bible, How to Raise a Spirited Child (snort) and Everything you need to know about Dreamweaver MX.
I’m a book junkie.
And I’m okay with that. My husband may not be, and occasionally my UPS guy gives me The Look when he’s delivered package four that week, but the world of books is not one I’d ever want to leave. I have no understanding of my son, who hates to read. Despises it. Every time I take my two year old grand daughter to the store, we buy books. “MY BOOK” she yells at anyone walking through the store. And I’m tickled pink, because to me, teaching someone the love of books is opening a new world. A world where you can ride dragons, fall in love, train your cat and mix a Mai Tai.
How’s your TBR pile? Taller than mine? If so, I’m jealous. If you have a Kindle/Nook/E-reader, I’m even MORE jealous yet.
(currently reading Nora Roberts The Search. Amazing.)