I finished Flesh & Spirit (Carol Berg) [fantasy] on Monday morning...and it was so good! Anyway, the fact that it was so good caused something of a dilemma. You see, I was planning to start reading Lover Mine...all 512 pages of it (*SIGH* I'm obsessed about the page count of this book. Are all 512 pages really necessary?) before I turned my attention to Breath & Bone, the sequel to Flesh & Spirit. But...I so wanted to read Breath & Bone like ASAP! Now, on any other day I would read my library books in the order of their due date (in other words, Lover Mine first), but...I was torn. So, I laid out my dilemma to my lovely (and very wise) friend Kerry from Saving My Sanity. And her response?
Totally, read what you want to read. You shouldn't be a slave to the hold list order.And then I realized...I am! I so am! That's the downside of a huge library hold list...I just read the next book on the list, regardless of what I want to read at the time... So, I decided....to read Breath & Bone, yes, ahead of Lover Mine! *shock horror* 'Cause I should be reading what I want, when I want, right? I just needed someone else to point it out.
And all this got me to wondering...just how many others are held hostage by their TBR list/pile/tower. So, are you? Held hostage? Or do you hold the power, and read what you want, when you want?