Ahh, Saturday, glorious Saturday! So what am I confessing to you all today?
I promise, this post was not just an excuse to take pretty pictures of books Promise.
So I like buying books. Who doesn’t? The problem is this: I have a very high TBR pile, and I have heaps and heaps and heaps of library books to read. So that leaves the books that I’ve bought, waiting until I’ve finished my library books, because my reasoning is that library books should be read first, as they have to go back.
But then that leaves me with a bunch of unread books.
(This also includes books I’ve won.)
Don’t get me wrong! I’ll read them . . . eventually.
. . . When I have time . . . when I stop borrowing even more books from the library. Which is unlikely to happen.
NOTE: I just want to point out that these aren’t all the books that I’ve bought and haven’t read. (But most of them.)
Here’s why it’s taking me so long to read them:
Time! Where is all the time? HSC year = study. Study = less time to read. Less time to read = less books being read. You get the idea. Time is definitely a factor because reading can take quite a few hours/days depending on the book itself. I swear I need a whole month of just reading to catch up with my ever-growing TBR pile! Bring on the end of the year!
Sometimes I’m really excited about a book, then I stash it away to read later, then I forget about it . . . and then I lose interest in it.
Take Scarlet for example. PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME THAT IT’S AN AWESOME BOOK. So why haven’t I read it yet? I need to, I really do! As well as finding the time for these things, I also need to find the motivation for actually reading them. I don’t want to FORCE myself to read them — what’s the point of that? Reading is supposed to be fun!
Similar to above, but sometimes I’ll buy a book . . . and then hear not-so-good things about it. My motivation is decreased, and so it just sits there.
Then there are the books — like Rainbow Rowell, for example — that I’m constantly hearing amazing things about.
So I should read them, right? But what if they don’t live up to my expectations? OH, THE DISAPPOINTED. I find myself being disappointed by books, lately (Eg, The Queen of the Tearing) which makes me hesitant to read these books. It also doesn’t help that I seem to have a knack for disliking books other people love. I can’t help it!
But I will read Fangirl and Eleanor & Park. Eventually.
Oooh, look at the pretty!
So all in all: I WILL read these book eventually, once my TBR pile has shrunk a little, and once I feel motivated in doing so.