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My To Be Read Pile

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This is my To Be Read pile. Well, it’s more like a whole bookcase. I have over 100 (not much over) books in there. Excessive? I suppose. But this is probably 8 years or more worth of books that I haven’t quite gotten to yet. Some have been loaned to me, but mostly I’ve bought them. It’s like having my own personal library. When I want to start a new book, I have so many to choose from! I have mystery, fantasy, literature, fluff, historical, non-fiction…most everything except for romance. Romance is a little too fluffy.

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I know I could check books out from the library, but can you imagine my late charges on all of these books? 🙂 I know that I wouldn’t check out all these books, but oftentimes I have every intention of starting a book…only to see a book that I want to read more.

I’m sure some readers are going to try not to buy so many books. In fact, when I told a friend about my To Be Read pile, she said, “Are you done?” Umm, no. There’s always more books I want to read!! Actually her comment made me consciously go to the bookstore to use the gift certificates I got for Christmas. Of course, I planned out the books based on reviews from other readers. For example, I bought Moloka’i (notice the book has a five out of five review on Amazon…amazing!) and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. I definitely don’t pick books willy-nilly.

What’s your To Be Read pile like?

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7 Responses to “My To Be Read Pile”

  1. lisamm

    My pile is not nearly as big as yours, missy! I think I currently have about 8 or 10 books in my TBR pile, and 3 more Borders gift cards to use. I’ll probably use them for kids books, though, since my oldest has become a reading machine lately.

    I really enjoyed Molokai. I think about little Rachel from that book frequently (yes, I do realize she’s a fictional character). I lent it to a friend before she went to Hawaii, and she read it on a beach where she could actually SEE Molokai across the water. Pretty cool.

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  2. Stephanie

    Like Lisa, I really loved Molokai (purchased my copy while in Hawaii a few years ago). I have three bookshelves full of books, a good portion of them unread. There is just something about owning a book, as opposed to borrowing one, that I love.

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  3. trish

    Lisa, I’m jealous of your Borders gift cards! I told my to-be-in-laws that I would love a Borders gift card, but my soon-to-be-sister-in-law bought me a toilet brush and toilet paper for Christmas…I wish I could blog about it, but that might come back and bite me if she stumbled upon this. 🙂

    Stephanie, I agree that there’s something about owning a book…which is why I don’t go to the library. I like to have my own book. My dream house just has bookshelves upon bookshelves that would only have books I’ve read…oh, to dream.

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  4. lisamm

    WHAT?!?!?!

    OMG you HAVE to blog about that!! Be my guest blogger and do it on my blog!

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  6. ebony

    Your TBR pile looks about right. When you read about so many good books you can’t help but add to the list. Like you I will read anything, but I include romance on my list. Sometimes when I want to zone out, fluffy is just what the doctor ordered.

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  7. trish

    ebony, I have my “fluff” too! It’s nice not to have to think sometimes, just letting the story take you along. And you’re right, that’s exactly how my TBR pile has grown: how could I possibly say no to such good book recommendations I receive?? If I don’t buy the book right now, I’ll forget about it! 🙂

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