Book Blogger w/Parajunkee – TBR Shelf…How Many?

I wish I had seen this blogging challenge in the beginning.  Don’t you hate when that happens?  You see something super cool and its half-way over or over before you get to it.  If you’ve never visited the Parajunkee, and you happen to be a book lover, then you’re missing out.  I love her reviews and book choices; and she’s definitely gotten me to step out of my book comfort zone.  If you are a book blogger, there’ s three more days posts and you can see the past posts with linky’s to other blogs participating.

Today’s prompt is “TBR Shelf…How Many?”

I was doing dishes ... one thing led to another ... and somehow I ended up reading. ;)

I couldn’t pass up this topic, because for reals yo…I have a serious book hording problem.  And not just in the physical sense.  Goodreads was both good and bad for me.  Good because it helped me organize myself.  It’s mostly been good when I want to read a whole series of books and what to keep track of the order.  It is best invention ever when I’m in a store and see a book sitting on a shelf…and now I’m resisting the urge to buy it.  Now all I have to do is load up my Goodreads app and enter it in and crisis adverted.  I have stacks of books everywhere in my house that I haven’t even loaded up to Goodreads.  It’s a sickness I tell you!

So what’s my number?  It’s 257 on-line.  Yup, 257 on the To-Read Shelf.  That is not including the probably 50ish books at my house, stacked all over the place.  Oh my heavens I had no idea that it was that high until I looked for this post.  It seems like every day I find new ones.  It’s pretty much ridiculous considering I only read 53 books last year for my challenge.  Clearly I have to step it up.

 Confucius - "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance." #reading #read #quote

I’m not sure what the best way to go about it, as I usually tend to flit about from book to book.  Sometimes I’ll just bang out 3 or 4 books in a series, but most of the time there’s no rhyme or reason.  I do have an entirely separate shelf that is called “Books to Read Before I Die.”  I’ve found several lists under that title, and every time I see it I’ll make sure I’m not missing a book and add it.

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I hope I’m not alone in this craziness!  What are your top To-Read books on your radar right now?  I want to hear them!  Are you on Goodreads?  If you are we should definitely be friends!
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  1. I THOUGHT I loved to read! 257??? I do love to read but my to be read list is not nearly that long, but come to think of it, I wonder if it's because I haven't tried to ever keep track… Because since I started my goodreads account a couple of weeks ago, my list is growing, and rapidly!!! 🙂 I'm still no where close to 257 even if I tried. Love it!

    Hope you're having a good weekend!


  2. It's a pleasure to have you join the challenge. I hope to see your challenge post tomorrow. 🙂

    My mom has the same problem. She has books in every room in piles. Next time I go visit her, I'm buying her a bookshelf. She's so disorganized that she has two or even three copies of the same book. Ah, well. She taught me to love books, so I can't complain.

    257 is totally doable. One book a day. Skip sleeping and you'll be done in less than a year. Problem solved. You're welcome. 😛

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