What book blogs will I find this week I wonder? I enjoy discovering what people are reading, and the Book Blog Hop at Crazy for Books is a great way to do that. (thanks Jennifer, for hosting the hop!)
This week's conversation starter? How many books do you have on your To Be Read shelf?
Well, LibraryThing tells me that I have 125 books on my shelf that are currently waiting to be read. That isn't counting the 104+ Junior level books that I have on my shelf and want to read (I split them into two different lists so that I don't feel so guilty.)
Now, those books aren't even close to all the books that I want to read, that I plan on reading. Those are simply the ones that I've purchased because I somehow thought that I'd be able to get to them immediately...mixed in with a handful of books that have been passed on to me by well meaning friends and family members because they know that I love to read.
I suffer from an acute case of my-eyes-are-bigger-than-my-free-time. And this is why, friends, I have convinced myself--contrary to assessment results and popular opinion--that I do not read fast enough. I should be moving through these books faster than this! (Nevermind my big old house I have to keep clean, the six people living in it that need to be fed and clothed, the three kiddos I school at home, the teenager I'm trying to keep alive.)
Not that faster is necessarily better. Unless you have over 200 books staring you in the face and more waiting not-so-patiently to join them. Do you think about your reading speed? Are you happy with it? Do you sometimes wish--like me--that you could read books without actually spending the time to read them?