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A Blessing and a Curse

Every once in a while I find myself completely overwhelmed by my reading list. It’s a “good” bad. I mean, I don’t think I will ever complain that I have too much to read but the timing is sometimes an issue for me. I’m not always in the mood to read the titles when they need to be read. So what I end up doing is reading what I want, and then I can’t post the review because the book won’t be out for months. See? Timing!

Here is what I must read over the next six weeks. Some are review commitments, some are commitments I made to myself and others are here because they are borrowed and I really need to get them back to their owners. If any of them appeal to you, click on the cover for more info.

The Murderer's Daughters

The Four Ms. Bradwells


The Raising

The Wikkeling 

Ordinary Thunderstorms

The London Train

There is No Year

Canticle for Leibowitz


Kat Incorrigible


The Big Clock

With Spring Break around the corner, I plan to read at least three of these but these days, my time is spent watching the Otter Pup. She regressed a bit, so I’ve been watching her every move and it’s completely worn me out. At least now that the list is in front of me, it doesn’t look so intimidating. Yes, I think I can do this.

How many books do you have in your immediate TBR (to be read) pile? I say “immediate” because if I counted every book on my virtual list it’s like, 300 or something.

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Look! I’m Stacked!

Not THAT kind of stacked. I mean book stacks and lots of them. Lisa over at Books Lists Life challenged us to share our stacks so here are mine. This first shot is the bookshelf that sits in the family room. It’s mainly used by the kids but the top shelf houses my TBRP (to be read pronto) list. I do a lot of my reading in the family room so that shelf keeps me honest. It’s organized from left to right in the order in which I must read them.

Note: That picture above the shelf is a portrait of my in-laws in Hawaii. They actually live about five miles from us but it was TAKEN in Hawaii. I digress…

This shot is a close-up of the top shelf. You may be wondering why they are sitting so far towards the front, but if I push them to the back, they fall into the “behind the bookshelf” chasm that is a pain to get to since I have to move the entertainment center which sits immediately to the right of it. Missing from this stack —The Danish Girl and Skeleton Creek because they are currently on my nightstand.

This is sort of a strange shot but it is half of the built-in bookshelf that is in our loft. The kids use the loft for DDR (Dance, Dance Revolution) and Wii stuff so I could not stand back far enough to get the entire shelf because doing so would guarantee an injury of some sort. About half of these books have been read already but have gained a permanent spot for one reason or another.

The books along the top are ones that have recently come in, or ones that I won that I have not gotten to yet. I have to go through these books to weed some stuff out to make room for the new stuff but I haven’t gotten around to it.

So there you have it! Although my actual shelves are not that organized, I have a TBR Pronto shelf on Goodreads that I use to keep track of my immediate reads. That really keeps me in line and it’s simple enough to update.

So, what do your stacks look like?