So this week, I am curious about those gigantic TBR piles which readers tend to accumulate. Please share with us your habits, tendencies or obsessions when it comes to hoarding behavior.
- Post a photo (or two or three) of your books to-be-read
- Share your buying or book accumulating habits - how bad of a problem do YOU have?!?!?
- Do you keep all the books you've read, or do you give them away or sell them?
- Can you walk past a bookstore and not go in? If you go in, do you impulsively purchase?
Here are the ones that have arrived since I got home on June 8. I have been trying very hard not to buy more books than I can read this summer so that I can actually reduce the number in my TBR mountain.The pile on the left contains YA/MG books. The pile in the middle contains adult books. The lone book on the right is an omnibus edition of 3 books I have already read. I love the stories and would really like to read them again this summer. In my defense, I would like to state that I won 3 of the books in these piles.
I did pre-order a number of summer releases that will be arriving throughout the summer. I'm expecting three of them tomorrow. I also bought three more books today as a result of reading the Teaser Tuesday posts.
As noted earlier in this post, I give most of the YA/MG books I purchase to my HS Media Center. I usually try to read them first but sometimes will just decide that the piles are getting too high and donate the ones that are not my highest priority. I want people who want to read them to have a chance before the book becomes a golden oldie.
I have no problem walking past a bookstore, If I do go in, I usually just make lists of the books that interest me. I buy 99% of the books I read at Amazon.That darn one-click button is just too easy. I am also an Amazon Prime customer. I pay an annual fee for free 2-day shipping. This leads to lots of impulse buys because I don't have to pay shipping or wait until I have $25 worth before placing an order. I love it but it has caused my TBR stack to multiply.
Let me repeat -- I'm Kathy and I am a bookaholic.