I'm afraid I'm in grave danger of becoming far too organised - but I find it is a matter of juggling the books on hand, and those I want to read.
One of my serious New Year plans is to deal somehow with the piles of unread books both of the made-from-paper kind and the e-books lurking on my Kindle.
I want these piles reduced, but the Kindle makes it so easy to buy more, the library to borrow more, and still more come through the post.
In reality I read about 3, maybe 4, books a week in a good week. So far I've managed 10 for 2011 but that is a pace I am unlikely to be able to maintain, despite the fact that I have some extended travel coming up later in the year (14 hour flights to and from Abu Dhabi are good for reading!).
Hence the lists. You'll see them everywhere on this blog (look for TBRN in the column to the right), and then there are the printed ones around the house, with the library books etc so I can read things in order. I have spreadsheets too that help me keep track of reading challenges I've committed to. Part of the reason for the commitment though is to try to "use up" some of the TBR.
This week on MiP will see Crime Fiction Alphabet - the letter B, and the first 2011 edition of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival
- How to join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 is launched
- Our best crime fiction reads in 2010
- Weekly Geeks: 2011-2: Crime Fiction awards that matter to me
- Review: OUR LADY OF PAIN, Elena Forbes - audio
- Review: BAD INTENTIONS, Karin Fossum
- Forgotten Book: FOUND IN THE STREET, Patricia High...
- Best Crime Fiction Reads in 2010 - listed by author
- Creating P.C. reading by whitewashing the classics...
- Review: OF WILD DOGS, Jane Taylor
- Best Crime Fiction Reads in 2010 - listed by title...
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - Letter A - A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO DIE
- Review: THE SOUNDS OF CRIME, Maxim Jakubowski (edi...
- Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - Letter A
- Blogoversary giveway - the winner is..
- The Mystery Book Consumer in the Digital Age
- What were the New York Times best sellers the year you were born in?
- Book Review Blog Carnival #60
- Book Giveaway to celebrate Oz release of THE PERICLES COMMISSION
- THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST - Best GoodRead's Choice Award for Mystery & Thriller 2010
- now - THE PERICLES COMMISSION, Gary Corby
- then - BURY YOUR DEAD, Louise Penny
- now on Kindle - PRIME CUT, Alan Carter
- next on Kindle - OPERATION NAPOLEON, Arnaldur Indridason
- next on audio STARTED EARLY, TOOK MY DOG , Kate Atkinson
- then on audio - DIED IN THE WOOL, Ngaio Marsh
- next Agatha Christie - DEATH ON THE NILE