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26 March 2011
Pitfalls: Reconciling two TBRs
This is an updated image of the TBR Range at my place, and I regret to say it is not getting smaller. My latest estimate is that it may indeed be over 100 books higher than it was last year.
Today I realised it has become complicated by the fact that unless I am careful I am likely to buy a Kindle copy of a book I already have on books-in-the-hand.
That nearly happened with Donna Leon's A QUESTION OF BELIEF this morning after I had read the review on Crime Scraps. In fact, if I hadn't gone to search the tbr bookshelf, it would have happened! My memory of what is lingering on the bookshelf is dimming, the longer the book is there.
I did buy THE POISONED CHOCOLATES CASE by Anthony Berkeley after I had read Martin Edwards' Forgotten Books post about it (although I don't have another copy of that). It will fit nicely into my Vintage Mystery Challenge, but so will any one of about 40 other books I have on the Mount Kindle TBR.
So while I am trying to read faster, and have read 46 books so far this year, I don't think I'm, in fact I know I'm not, keeping pace with the growth of TBR. Thank goodness I have some extended travel coming up in about 6 weeks' time, when I'll be basically relying on my Kindle, but there will not be any danger of running out of readable books.
Last week I said that I was seriously thinking of disconnecting the link between my Kindle and it's money tree, my credit card, and that may still happen. Perhaps I need make use of the Kindle wish list a lot more, but that might begin to look like the one I maintain on my Library account, Mount NeverGoThere. I can report that I am being more controlled with my library book borrowing.