I made a good faith effort. I did! I didn’t get but 30 minutes to read Tuesday because I was under the weather among other things. I know, excuses, excuses. I plan to still do my review of my regency romance but it just won’t be today (ducking for cover).
Where does the time go? We only have two months left for this year’s challenge! For those who are wondering if I shall continue this challenge next year – the answer is yes, I will. There just won’t be any monetary incentive because I be broke. The rest of this post dissolves into a long rant about my buying habits so I am letting you know before you hit the ‘more’ link that the rest of this post is a rant that may or may not make any sense at all.
It begs the question though as to why we buy so many damn books. And then we don’t read them. It seems crazy when you think about it. I wish I had the discipline to read all my new books when I first get them and not set them aside. What I need to do is not buy anymore books until I finish reading the new books that I already own. Yeah, right. That’ll never happen. Good idea though.
Another thing that I need to do is not buy so many new books if I am not ready to read them. Otherwise, they get put on the bookshelf, nightstand, up in my closet, etc and so forth. What I need to try really hard to do is stick to my lists of favorites and there aren’t very many on it so scratch that idea. It would also be helpful if I stop visiting reader blogs-just kidding-as you all have saved me money and unfortunately, you’re also helping me spend my money too. I need to get that er under control, for real.
I need to utilize my local library more because most books I buy are impulsive buys and more than a few were utter disappointments (and no, don’t ask me which ones).
Have you ever thought of how much your TBR mountain is worth? Have you kept the receipts? I don’t want to know because the number would be astronomical (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a sentence – astronomical). I’d probably faint because not only do I have a TBR pile of dead tree books but I also have a virtual library. At Fictionwise, I have over 300 ebooks and no I haven’t read them all.
Anyway, this impulsively turned into a long rant about my book buying habits. On a more serious note, I will be curbing my spending on ebooks and dead tree books. While my TBR pile provides me with comfort for that rainy day in the future, I also need the space that they occupy.
Overall, I plan to seriously trim down my TBR books and hey, we can do it together, or not. We bought these books and hell, they weren’t cheap. My goal for 2009 is to stick to my lists, try out new authors from the library and decrease my time on the Internet (hee). Just let me enjoy the fantasy, ok?
Please visit the other TBR participants and enjoy. I would like to thank each one of you for posting your reviews on monthly basis. With that said, be good, be bad and be safe as Maili use to say.