chris wrote this funny post about his tbr shelves , lamenting about how many books he still has unread. i thought i’d also share mine.
this is my bookshelf in south africa. its not all unread, thankfully, the bottom shelf is mostly read and the ones containing terry pratchetts (third from the top) and containing plays (fourth from the bottom) are about half-read.
all in all there must be a good hundred unread there… and then i’ve got about 13 here in england.
what compounds my frustration is that i also read so slowly. i’ll read about 30 or so books a year, and if you take away the ones that are gifts and those that i bought that year, then thats very few of my unread books that gets read!
i really have to focus more on my tbr shelves – if for no other reason than not to lose touch with my original impulse to want to read the book in the first place. i sometimes find myself picking a book up off my shelf and i have no idea why on earth i ever even contemplated picking it up. i sometimes find i’d never even heard of the author! its like finding an absolute stranger in your bath – looking at you as if he knows you and using your favourite bath sponge!