How many books (roughly) are in your tbr pile? Is this in increasing number or does it stay stable? Do you ever experience tbr anxiety in the face of this pile? (question courtesy of Wendy)
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Oh my tbr pile … I couldn’t tell you how big it is. I suppose, for the purpose of answering this MM, I’d have to make a distinction between my tbr pile (books that are currently residing in my house but have yet to be read) and my wish list (books that I would like to hunt down and read, usually through the library). Both are monstrously huge.
I recently started cataloguing the books in my library so could take it with me and have it on hand (did I mention that I love my new phone? Have rarely made any calls on it, but it sure is useful for other things). The amount of books that I have on my shelves but haven’t gotten to yet – I blame the 10c book rack at the library/op-shop – would likely get me in a lot of trouble with certain people so I’m going to refrain from putting down an actual number that could get me killed… or at least exiled into a bookless existence.
I do sometimes experience tbr anxiety but not when I look at my shelves – I like that I always have something new to read on hand. My anxiety usually sets in around the third week of the month. At this point I’m usually half-way through a book that’s due back at the library, I have a stack of books that I haven’t yet reviewed (I’ve been so slack), and then I realise that it’s exactly one week before book club… and as usual, I haven’t got gotten to the book yet (I’m a procrastinator purist – that is, I procrastinate all things equally). So, anxiety thoroughly activated I usually hunker down in the back room in the big comfy chair (which, since no one ever sits there, has become my ‘reading chair’) and read read read until I get to the bottom of my must-read-asap-tbr pile.