The Towering TBR
In the last two months I have made significant contributionS to my local UBS and a good sized dent in my TBR. Really, unbelievable to me because 2006 was the year I was adding books faster than I could read them. Of course, my job was sucking the ever living life out of me the whole first half of the year so that may have had a little to do with it. Even while working, two kids, a husband, and a household to take care of I have always read 4 to 5 books a week just because I don't watch TV and don't sleep more than 4 to 6 hours a night.
However, the past two months I have read an unprecedented number of books even for me. I was unbelievably slothful in January and read (you aren't going to believe it, because I hardly can myself) 34 books. Yes, I know when did I ever find the time? Well, kiddies, reading is about all I accomplished in January besides some laundry, grocery shopping and the occasional walk. Also, 5 of those books were e-books which weren't more than 120 pages at the longest. February is going to post large numbers too, but I have returned to the living and am getting back on the freeway of life, so the number won't be as high as January.
Anyway the long and short of it was that I felt it was okay to pick up some of the books I've been writing down and noting from reviews and reader blogs as books I want to read. Some are from the UBS and some I bought. Here's my the list from several UBS:
1. Secondhand Wife by Cheryl St John
2. 3 Rock Creek Six books by Linda Devlin (Jed, Cash, Sullivan)
3. Hope's Captive by Kate Lyon
4. Touch the Dark by Karen Chance
5. Silhouette Desire Bound by Marriage by Nalini Singh
Here are the new books I bought from my local B&N:
1. Post Secret Book edited by Frank Warren
2. Emma (my FIRST manga!) by CMX
3. When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy
4. Deadly Game by Christine Feehan
So, I've added eleven more books. I'm reading the new Christine Feehan release that came out yesterday. It's another installment of her Ghost Walker series. I think I've mentioned before that psychic abilities fascinate me. I've enjoyed this series so far and wouldn't dream of missing this one since it is the story of Ken Norton, twin brother to Jack Norton whose story was in the last book CONSPIRACY GAME.
On my TBB list are five books scheduled with a March 6th release date. I'm hoping to keep ahead of my purchases this year and maybe dwindle that TBR to a reasonable number of books. Since alot of you whose blogs I regularly read seem to be making the same sort of effort to read books you have and discipline your purchases in 2007, I feel like I'm in good company. Although I guess that sounds ridiculous considering how many books I've just purchased, doesn't it?