I have an ever expanding pile of books that sits upon my desk and the number of unread stories becomes even more daunting when those stored within my Kindle are considered. I have every intention of reading them all, it just seems that life so often gets in the way and who am I to resist the lure of another intriguing story that captures my attention?
You see, the problem is that so often, we stumble upon a book online, we hear a new release being discussed on TV or a friend recommends their most recent read and immediately we know this is something we too want to explore but we are already currently reading another story and have an extensive list of other books we’ve been promising ourselves we would read for weeks and months. So, we buy them through fear we may otherwise forget about them and simply add them to the pile where they must patiently await their turn.
Luckily I received a small aid in my struggle as a gift recently. Will it come as a surprise for you to learn that this aid is in itself a book? Well, more a journal of sorts; one with designated pages where I can jot down the name of any books I hear about that I plan to look into when I can and even sections where you can write brief reviews of what you’ve read – a great tool for anyone who likes to re-read books and compare their changing perceptions or who likes to make notes before leaving full reviews on the likes of Amazon or Goodreads.
Whilst this may have slowed the influx of paperbacks that continues to adorn my desk, I must admit that the sight is one I actually rather like and there are few things more satisfying than finally working my way to a book that has patiently waited for me to open its pages and finally release its tales.
Do you manage to buy and read one book at a time or do you also have a plethora of stories you want to read?