Monday, July 18, 2011
It's a sorry state of affairs I'll tell you. Chris always says she 'eyes her TBR suspiciously' which I can certainly relate to. However, mine terrifies me! Especially with the cacophony of screaming voices echoing from the Alps as I call the stacks.
Since our eldest son mainly lives away from home these days, I have commandeered his room as my makeshift office. Every day I walk in and the same books stare at me from the shelves looking rather woebegone, screaming to be read.
Some examples are Damage Control by Amy J. Fetzer. This book was a recommended read from Amazon that seems to instinctively know I can't resist a good romantic suspense. Of course, I had to follow-up on the rec, and it has been awaiting my attention anxiously now for some months (the book was published a year ago).
Toni Blake, which was published in *gulp* 2007. Now I don't think I've had this book hounding me for 5 years but it has been hanging around nipping at my heels since at least late 2008 or early 2009. *hangs head in shame*
Jordan Price's Among The Living, the first books of her PsyCop series. This book and series was recommended to me by Chris and has been literally HOWLING from my e-reader library for at least a year and a half. "I know Chris - I'm pathetic but I will read Ms. Price's story-soon...Honest!" It's either that or the guy on the cover is going to jump out of all that glass and bite me - I'm sure of it!
Joss Ware. Beyond the Night is Book I of the Envy Chronicles and this is one of the loudest screamers because I've glommed the entire series of 4 books. Yes folks-it's a pitiful state of affairs. *shaking head*
So, what to do?
I started off 2011 with this grandiose plan and instituted a TBR challenge. Well, that lasted oh, about 1 month because I was already failing miserably. Rather then put myself through any further angst concerning the "challenge" I abandoned that plan and now that the end of 2011 is, lets see, 5 months away I'm going to try and at least read one of these books per month until the end of the year.
Doable? Of course!
Likely to happen? *snort*
What about you book glommers out there? Do you have screamers? If so, what do you do about them? Help is needed. lol
Tori and I are enjoying our 3 day stint here at DIK and tomorrow we will be back and will talk about, well...DAYUM.... ;)