As if my TBR piles aren't high enough.
I've been accumulating books with alarming consistency for fifteen years. Books I bought at bookstores, bookfairs, and amazon.com. Books I asked for and received as gifts for some or another holiday. Freebies I collected at bukoo writers conferences. Lots-o-books.
Sadly, I have yet to read many of these. I simply lack the time. Yet, my TBR piles keep growing. It doesn't help that I now work at a library. Now I not only have stacks of purchased books, but stacks of borrowed books. I recently ordered Deep Breath by Alison Kent via Amazon. That same day, I noticed another library in our system had Kent's, The Beach Alibi, so I put that on hold.
Today, while checking in books, I ran across a brand new release by Catherine Coulter, then one by Iris Johanson. There's a waiting list for both. I added my name. Since one of my critique partners is writing a YA novel, I decided I really need something in that genre, so today I checked out one of Cyndi's recommendations. Oh, and there was the Robert Crais book that a patron highly touted. Checked that out too. So I have those two books on my desk and probably both of Alison's will arrive on Monday. *g*
Meanwhile, I'm on deadline. The only books I'm cracking (aside from the Stuart Woods and Robert B Parker novels I read two weeks ago) are research books. I'm typing away like a madwoman, creating my own story. And though I love my characters and their adventure, I'm dying to be swept away by someone else's tale.
I stare longingly at my stacks and stacks of purchased and borrowed books. Soon, I tell myself. Soon. The only problem will be, which one do I devour first?
What about you? TBR pile out of control? What are you reading now? Any recommendations? Because, you know, I just don't have enough books to choose from. *g*