Monday, 4 May 2009

Musing Monday (May 4)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your tbr pile…

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)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

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.

42 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

The bottom of the pile is not visible anymore!

:D

Thanks for the shout out for my new blog! I appreciate it very much.

Here is mine

Elena said...

Here's mine!

With Extra Pulp

Melody said...

Here's mine.Happy Monday!

wendy said...

TBRA is alive and well atWe Read but I have a cunning plan...

debbiesworld said...

Here's my answer.

BooksPlease said...

My tbr pile never goes down - see here.

Kim said...

Pile, yeah right. Try mountain! :)
My post is up...
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/05/monday-and-stuff.html

*smiles*
Kim

infiniteshelf said...

I love to talk about TBR piles, and I love to read/see other readers' piles!

Here is mine! :)

http://infiniteshelf.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/musing-mondays-the-infamous-tbr-pile-2/

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-those-tbr-piles.html

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html

Jo said...

Now you've made me think about it! It was easy to ignore till now! Mine is here

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Gah...Why did you have to mention Mount TBR..why why why.. LOL

Here is my Monday Muse

Mae said...

Here's mine - golly gosh!

Marny said...

Here's mine

Jenny Girl said...

I can only imagine. I am sure I would pass out if I saw your list :)
Here is
mine

caite said...

Oh, I am late, rather late. But now I am ready to ruminate and so Here is my post.

Nise' said...

My Musing.

Cathy said...

Here's mine, posted with no anxiety whatsoever. :)

Debbie said...

here is mine....
http://ffbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-monday-book-mark-and-book-club.html

Happy Monday.

Bobbi said...

Happy Monday - here's my link: My Muse and Me

kaye said...

kaye’s musings have a nice day :)

Li said...

Here's my response:

http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=408

Crystal said...

Mine is here

Vasilly said...

I love knowing about other people's TBR pile. It makes me feel better about mine! I cracked up reading your letters. We all have to come to our senses over our piles. I'm going to follow your example and try to hunker down w/ my unread pile and just read. We'll see how that goes . . .

Here's my response:
http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/its-monday-heres-some-memes/

MizB said...

Hee hee... what a question! It took me a while to calculate my answer, but it's now up here. :)

~MizB

carolsnotebook said...

I'm sure I'm underestimating the number in my pile, but maybe that's how I avoid anxiety.

http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/musing-monday-13/

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

uenohama said...

http://damnedconjuror.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/musing-mondays/

Buffie said...

Here is mine!

Cristina said...

http://3-7.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-may04.html

booktrash said...

Having read some of the responses, I'm quite glad I don't suffer from TBR anxiety!

http://booktrash.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/musing-mondays-tbr-pile/

BellsforStacy said...

Here's mine!

http://booksforher.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays.html

purplg8r said...

Here is mine!

Phantom Inkheart. said...

Mine is up. :)

The Social Frog said...

Mine is up late, had to have a tooth removed today so I was sleeping. But I am up now :)

Matt said...

My Belated Answer.

The quick answer is a No. :)

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

My TBR pile seems to be about the same lately. My answer is

here

Molly said...

A little late, but here is my answer:
http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/05/musing-mondays-out-of-hand-books.html

JessicaLeigh said...

Here is mine for the week!

Valorie said...

Up!
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/05/04/musing-monday-tbr-pile/

Susan said...

I'm a little late but . . .

here's my post

anothercookiecrumbles said...

Here's mine, a day late :)