Hi, I’m Alma, and I’m a book buying addict.
I hope I’m not alone with this little problem. I have so many physical books sitting on my TBR bookshelf* that I know will take me at least two or three months to get through half of them. Don’t even get me started with the amount of eBooks I have – that runs into the hundreds (probably closer to four figures actually. Thankfully the majority are freebies!) And what do I do? I order another three physical books and one-click five more eBooks. Yeah. I’ll never learn.
(* Yup, only one bookshelf. I don’t have that much space, and I limit all my TBR’s that I really want to read to just one shelf. The result? BOXES of books I haven’t read! But that’s another story…)
There is a little problem I’ve noticed: once I start a series, a little voice insists that I. Have. To. Finish. It. NOW! As my local bookshops rarely carry any books I want to read, I turn to the wonderful interwebs and bargain shop to my little hearts content. This little obsession of mine isn’t exactly new.
See these books?
Well, erm, most of them have been sitting around the house since April. That would be April of 2013.
When I bought them, I had every intention of reading them as soon as I could. There isn’t anything wrong with the books – it’s me. Pretty, shiny new releases come along and I get side tracked.
Then there is the little matter of these lovely chunky books…
Oh yeah. I'll definitely never learn! I need to make some headway or else it’ll get to the stage I won’t have any bookshelves left for books I’ve actually read!
So here goes: I promise I will read these five pretties in August. (And I do give advanced permission to call me out on it if I don’t complete them by August 31st!)
I’ve been putting Breakable off for the past few weeks. I’ve seen lots of low ratings, and I’m terrified it’ll affect my opinions of Easy if I dislike this one. I hope I like it, but I’m not holding my breath. Throne of Glass will be the main one I’m almost certain I will love. Seraphina would be a close second. I’m a little indecisive about My Soul to Take. A book based on the banshee? Is this a wise topic for an Irish person to read? Umm, almost all Irish families have had a run in with a real bean sí at some stage down the years, my own family included. I really don’t want it to be a repeat of Carrier of the Mark… *fingers crossed* it won’t be!
What books have you bought that you meant to read, but are gathering dust instead? I hope I’m not the only one this has happened to!