17 April 2011

Do You Ever...

Do you ever add a book to your TBR list, thinking you can't wait to read it, but then it gets lost amongst all those other books you're absolutely determined to read...so that when you finally locate it again you wonder why it was on there in the first place?

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  1. Frequently.

    Especially 2nd books in series where, as I finished the first book I was keen to keep reading, but by the time I got to the book I wasn't really interested any more.

    Sometimes you just have to go through and cull. In the time between adding it to the TBR and actually considering reading it, you and your tastes can have changed. If so, just let it go. If you get interested again later, put it back.

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  2. Kerry - second book syndrome! I do that too :) And I'm so with you on tastes changing, whether it be broadly (like with genres) or less broadly (like with tropes or characteristics). Unfortunately, I cull like I prune...manically *grin*

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  3. Hence the 260+ books currently on my TBR list - it is full of 'must reads'!

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  4. ShellBell - LOL! My library hold list is currently sitting at 72...but then I also have a paper list, with numerous eBooks on it. Hmmm. That made be in need of a cull...

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  5. Oh, I have a whole LOAD of books like that on Mt TBR right now. To the point where I was thinking that one of my jobs over Easter would be to take every single book that I don't think I'm going to read within the next year off the damn pile and put it back on the shelf where it belongs (or possibly just give it away...)

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  6. uh yeah I have a TBR pile of 400 and I'm scared to cull b/c my taste change so much by next year I will like what's in the pile LOL so yeah I do it all the time welcome to the club!

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  7. heidenkind/Chris/Kris/Kerry - LOL! Glad it's not just me :)

    starfirenz - that sounds like a cull to me :) And I do that regularly right around the time when I realize that there are quite a few books on my TBR lists that I can't imagine reading. Good luck with that. I suppose one can re-name a mountain a hill... *grin*

    Sarai - good point! Tastes could swing right back :) And thank you!

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