|Cassandra's To Be Read Pile|
by Cassandra Carr
Is there a 12-step program for this? Because I might need it. If you look at the picture in this blog, you'll see my PHYSICAL to-be-read pile. I also have a Nook, which has *mumble mumble* books on it. Suffice it to say my TBR "pile" hovers between 200 and 250 books at any one time. Yes, it's a sickness, but I could do way worse.
People have asked me why I keep buying books if I already have so many, and the answer is surprisingly simple: because if I don't buy a book I know I want to read when it comes out I'll forget about it. I am a very busy author, workshop presenter, wife, and mother. Oh, and rabid Sabres fan. Now, of course if I didn't buy Sweet Addiction, book 6 in Maya Banks' Sweet Series, as soon as it releases in April 2012, I would remember to buy it later because Maya is one of my favorite authors. That and I can't freaking wait for Cole's story...
But what about all the debut authors I want to support? What about when I discover a new-to-me author?
I will acknowledge that at my current reading speed it will take me about two years to read everything I own at the moment, and that's without buying any new books, which is never gonna happen. You know what? I'm okay with that. I like having a huge stack of books from which to pluck the very one I'm in the mood for.
How many books are in your TBR pile? Do you think I'm crazy? (It's okay if you do. My husband would agree with you.)
Cassandra Carr is a multi-published erotic romance writer who lives in
Western New York with her husband, Inspiration, and her daughter, Too Cute for Words. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out on Twitter. Her debut novel, Talk to Me, was released by Loose Id on March 22, 2011. Head Games, Buffalo Intimidators book 1, released on November 2, 2011 from Siren Bookstrand, Caught will release December 13, 2011 from Loose Id. For more information about Cassandra, check out her website at http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com, "like" her Facebook fan page athttp://www.facebook.com/AuthorCassandraCarr or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Cassandra_Carr.