Sunday, November 15, 2009

Focus Jess...focus!

I have a confession. I have a HUGE pile of books just sitting and waiting to be read. No, not that little pile to the left, that is the pile I am currently reading. Okay that pile is actually my confession. Now you might wonder what the real problem is just an innocent pile of 7 books. That's about the average number of books I always have going. I'm someone who always has multiple books going, which I am constantly going back and forth from. The real problem is this pile has been been the same for way too long.

I started these books over a month ago and they are still here staring me down as if they were forgotten. Okay that's a lie! It hasn't been a month it's been 2...and a half...OKAY FINE, one of them I started over 3 months ago! I'm so ashamed!!

Ever since I got sucked into the blogging world I have found all kinds of amazing books that I have to read RIGHT NOW! So I bought those and started a new "currently reading" pile. I'll sometimes find my way back to my old pile and read a few chapters in one of the books but they seem to just hang around forever.

Now, don't get me wrong, I was enjoying these books (the small parts of them I had read ) that isn't the issue, but I just can't seem to get into them because I constantly have a new book creeping into the corner of my vision. Something is wrong with me. I need help...I need a plan.

So I'm not buying a new book, I'm not even starting a new book, until I finish at least 3 of these. I figure by the time I finish 3 of the 7 I will have come a long way with the other 4 as well and I will be able to set my conscience at ease when I rush to the bookstore once again.


nat @book, line, and sinker said...

blogging is a bit of a time suck--in a good way! i just posted about four books i picked up from the library that were recommended by other book bloggers. i'm actually going to try reading a graphic novel--something i've never done before! wish me luck.

as for the pile of TBRs...get used to it. i have an entire bookshelf of them...and they taunt me in the night. i have guilt like you can't imagine! :)

Eva said...

That's definitely the danger of blogging! The good thing, things tend to balance themselves naturally over time. :)

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem and it is partly due to blogging. I've come across so many good books through reading blog reviews that I don't know if I'll ever have a manageable pile again. It's kind of a good problem to have though. I hate it when I have nothing to read.

The Literary Stew said...

I have almost 100 books on my To be read pile since I joined bookmooch and Library Thing!