Warning, Warning, Now Reaching Maximum Level

So, you know I love to read, right? Right, I thought so. And I think I’ve mentioned before how sometimes all my holds come in at the library at the same time and how that means I suddenly have like five zillion books on my kindle that I have to read at lightning speed so that they don’t disappear before I’m done with them (or else I just leave the wireless off, but that means I can’t check out any other holds that may come up during that time).

Now, I’m not saying my life is hard or anything, cuz, ya know, there’s people starving or dealing with crazy violence, or really tough stuff like that, but sometimes my pile of books that I’m currently reading gets a little too high. Just a smidge.

For example, I’m currently in the middle of the following: Wild Swans by Jung Chang, a reread of Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (which I just couldn’t help but start again after seeing the movie), a reread of the Black Prism by Brent Weeks because I needed some awesome easy fiction and that’s what filled it and now I just can’t stop even though I know what’s going to happen, Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing by Elizabeth Berg because I believe in improving in my chosen craft, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater because I’ve seen it around and been intrigued by it for years and I keep hearing rave reviews, The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, Blood Song by Anthony Ryan because Amazon insisted I would like it based on the books I’ve already purchased, and The Old Testament Made Easier by David J. Ridges because the real Old Testament is so last year (ha, kidding – I just like the commentary and background he inserts between the verses).


Whew. That’s eight books, people. And that’s probably not the most I’ve ever had going at a time, but it’s getting to be a bit much for me right now. But how can I stop?!  They’re all so good! That’s why I started them! I cannot, will not abandon any of them! And so, I will dilute my attention between them all and take forever to finish any of them.

Or, more likely, one of them will grab me so hard I won’t be able to let go and I’ll race through that one before coming back to the others. The question is . . . which will it be? Dun dun dun! The suspense is just killing you, isn’t it?!

Oh shoot, I just realized I’ve also got Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman kicking around in there too. Shoot . . .

Anyone wanna try to top 10 books?

Yikes . . .

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  1. I hear you! I had the same problem recently with a bunch of books coming in at the same time at the library. I just read The Orphan Train for book club which I really liked, and I am reading Anne of Green Gables with Autumn, Harry Potter with Marik, Ender’s Game with the whole fam, a book my Uncle Wrote, and Supermodel You. 🙂 The books that came in at the library were Edenbrook, Divergent, and The Fault in Our Stars…I did read the others, but sadly had to ignore the Fault in Our Stars, which I saw on your reading list I think, so I figured it would be good, but alas I will have to wait…

  2. See! I thought I was exaggerating a smidge when I said that my goal is to read one book for every 10 you read this year, but it turns out I wasn’t and I’m right on track. I do need you to slow down, though. I may never catch up at this rate! ?


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