Tee hee!! Yes. I am so guilty of this myself. I love that we can struggle with the same “book collecting” needs, the squirreling over awesome reviews and blurb jolts, click to our hearts content and feel guilty about it together. Although Nay doesn’t seem to feel so guilty about it. 😉 *snort*
Tasha J started us off saying…
Tasha J: My new hobby as of late seems to be searching for books, reading synopsis’ and reviews, adding to tbr and collecting as opposed to reading….then I will read a book or 2 and go back to this. How do I control myself??
Nay: Tasha–I’m so great at collecting too. I LOVE to do it! On some days I love it more than reading.
I search for a book that I know is really angsty, then I scroll down the page to the reviews and looks for people’s ‘angst’ shelves and I search them. Then I search Listopia lists.
I do it for whatever trope I happen to be in the mood for, but I’m so sad when I get to someone’s shelf that’s titled something like “angstiest books in the universe” and their GR profile is set to ‘private’
Tasha J: Yes, I seem to enjoy it too. The problem is, I feel like I’m guiltily wasting time reading about books as opposed to reading the actual books I have. Lol!
I have SO many books that I’ve one-clicked or added to my TBR list and thought to myself OH YES!! I am reading this one soon… and then I continue collecting and TBR-ing, and forget the ones I was so desperate to read as they get pushed down to the bottom.
bev: I’ve always loved book lists and even during this slump I buy more than I read. Though I think, thankfully, I’m getting a bit burned out on that.
Though I do enjoy going through pre orders at the end of each year. Like the last week of December posts will come up of the most anticipated books in all the genres and I like to sit with my coffee and window shop, lol .
Can you relate?
P.S. For the fun of it, here all of my various TBR lists I’ve made over the years (the ones that I published, anyway). And yes… I need to make an updated one. I can’t believe I don’t have a new TBR list. Those are my favorite to do, and make me feel organized.
GASP!! No wonder I’m all over the place.
I’ve actually read a lot of the books on these lists over time (that I should cross out), but still need read a bunch more. And the books just keep coming (and so will my TBR lists). 😉 Yep! That’s what I’m going to do this week. Create an updated TBR list. 😀 BOOK PROJECT!!