Monday, 30 September 2013

Discussion post - TBR Shelves - Guilty or Not Guilty?

You know you're a reader when you have so many books you want to read but then find you don't have the time you've either got too many or you don't have time because you're reading ARC's.  This is my issue.  Even though my ARC's don't compare to some of you other bloggers (international laws prevent me from getting quite a few), they are special to me.

But, then I start to feel guilty about all the books I have and am still to read.  And I couldn't help, but think of other bloggers that may have the same trouble.  I know I'm a compulsive buyer and books are my drug of choice, but I just don't have it in me to stop.

I mean they're BOOKS!!!

So down below are pictures of my TBR shelves...and I do mean shelves.







And then there are the ones I got just today




Not to mention I have about three or four still coming.  Or the fact that this doesn't even cover what's on my kindle.  Hence my dilemma.

My question is:- how do you managed your TBR books?  Do you read as you get them (you are wise) before you get more?  Or are you like me and splurge on books when you get the chance?  Or are you so swamped with ARC's that you don't have time to buy books?  Or do you have ARC's and still splurge?  I'm curious to know.

Let me know in the comments field below.  I'd love to know how you manage it.




10 comments:

  1. I always put my TBR Pile up on my site every month. Just to see the difference from month to month. Basically I choose books that feel right. I've had books in my TBR Pile that have been on there for over two years. But I'll get to all of them eventually!

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    1. Oh that's a really good idea! That way you can see how it's decreasing in size. Visually effective. :D

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    2. Or increase! But I have fun looking back at the same month but from a different year to see the difference. xD

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    3. Haha true. I need to do that. There's been so much going on over the last week and I need to start focusing again. Like sorting out what books to read each month on top of my ARC's.

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  2. Well... I don't have nearly as much book as you, but what I usually do, is I don't buy any more books when I know I have enough for the next couple of months!

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    1. LOL I keep meaning to do that, but it never works out. I think I might have to do that though. At least for a couple of months. :)

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  3. I tend to buy whenever I can. I try to collect a whole series before reading the first so I can read them back-to-back.

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    1. You're a marathon reader? I know of a lot of people who do that. They can't stand to read one beforehand because of the wait for the next book. I've got complete series that I need to read. :)

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  4. Wow! I see a lot of great titles there.

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  5. Love your shelves and all those fabulous books! I tend to get books and try to make my way through them, but they pile up fast! I have lots and lots of books waiting for me to pick them up. Right now I am not letting myself buy new books until I make my way through more of my pile. Good luck and happy reading!
    ~Jess

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