Thursday, June 12, 2014

To Be Read Shelf Crisis!

Let's be honest: it's a nice problem to have if your shelves are too full of books you haven't read.

And yet.



My shelves are full of books I haven't read!

I still have books from last summer's RWA Nationals conference I haven't read (mostly on the bottom shelf there). I've made a dent in what I brought home, and I gave away half of my haul (with so many free books, I was really choosy to begin with and still ended up shipping books home).

I'm officially imposing a No Library Books rule this summer.
(One exception: audio books which I listen to while driving.)

Don't even ask me about my e-reader.... Possible moratorium on cheapie ebooks as well.

Do you have too many books on your TBR shelf? What strategies have you used to whittle down the list? 

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  1. I have 50+ books on my shelves that I haven't read yet. Don't think I'll ever get caught up! Unless I quit my job. Hmm... ;)

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    1. I weed out my books pretty regularly; I get quite a few free ones now through writing conferences and events.

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  2. I read on my Kindle mostly because I can enlarge the font and read it on my treadmill. So paper books tend to stack up...

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  3. There are 238 books marked unread on my Kindle and probably somewhere between 50-100 dead-tree books unread on my shelves.

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    1. pete, you've always been such a reader. I remember you used to post how many books you read and I'd think I could never read that many! Turns out I had to be more intentional about my time and now I regularly read 50+ books a year. I'm also far more quick to drop a book that isn't engaging since I have so many others on my list.

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  4. I have a TBR folder where I stash reviews, jot down titles I want to read, etc. When I need a book, I go through that, pick one, then either buy it for my Kindle or from my local bookstore, or get it at the library.

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  5. I have the same issue! I reorganized my book shelf the other day and the entire bottom shelf (2 layers thick) is of books I have yet to read. My plan is to make a big dent in it this summer. Happy reading!

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  6. yep.too many titles to name. But I am trying to work my way through. I have instituted the no more purchase rule until I clear off some shelf space, digital and real.

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