That's because I have Mount TBR (to be read) lurking in the passage. Just inside the front door it is, waiting to trap me, ensnare me in its coils as I pass by in and out of the house.
Here is the main peak of TBR.
Sitting smugly at the top are the library books. They think they are safe. Little do they know. Today 6 of them have been relegated, unread, to the out-of-this-house contingent, just to keep our librarian happy. They'll be back!
Under the library shelf are the so-called "review" books - ones I should be reviewing post-haste.
And under them books I have bought. I have talked before about my inability to visit a book shop without books leaping off the shelves into my arms!
The growth of Mount TBR is a constantly recurring theme of this blog.
And here is the Agatha Christie Challenge part of it.
I've read 13 out of an estimated 80 Agatha Christie titles. And just last week, they've announced another has been discovered.
And here is the pinnacle: the select few, the ones I have to read now: just ignore the fact that there is nearly a month's reading there.
10 reasons why TBR doesn't ever diminish
- Reading them gets deferred in favour of other books I have to read for discussions and books groups I belong to.
- New review books keep turning up!
- I can't stay away from book shops.
- I'm greedy and collect books like other people collect stamps
- People keep publishing new books
- I don't read fast enough
- I've tried training my eyes to read independently of each other, but it doesn't work, my brain gets in the way
- I belong to Book Mooch
- I've tried to listen to audio books and read hard copy books, but despite an innate ability to multi-task I can't do both at once.
- I am addicted to blogging and spend valuable reading time blogging, tweeting, and reading other people's blogs.