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Jessica (HDB)

I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

Currently reading

The Gunslinger
Stephen King
The Small Hand
Susan Hill
Summer of Night
Dan Simmons
Progress: 70%
The Dovekeepers
Alice Hoffman
Uprooted
Naomi Novik

The TBR Problem

Ah, the dreaded TBR. All bookworms have one. It might range in size, sure. Some have stacks, others have mountains. Me? I have a full on CASTLE. I call it Castle Nottingham. One day I'm seriously debating on working those books into an official looking castle I can hide in and read. That's for another day though.

 

It used to be, a long long time ago in a galaxy far far away, that I only had books on my shelves that I'd already read. I'd buy a book, devour it from cover to cover, and then shelve it. Then, I started reviewing. Books poured in. Even now, TOR (who I love to the ends of the Earth) sends me almost every book in their catalog. They're amazing. I am not. I very rarely ever get to those little gems they send me.

 

So, I've made an official decision that I am not requesting any books in 2015. Nope. None. I haven't since January anyway, since I've been busy with work, and I'm going to keep it up. I've found it to be so much more fun to pick and choose what I want to read. To wander to the overflowing shelves and see what will strike my fancy. I still have a pretty massive backlog of books I did promise to review (60 to be exact) that I'm working my way through. But it feels different, knowing that I won't keep pushing myself further under water.

 

I love books. I love reading. I need to make sure I keep it that way. No stress.