That is Tragically Forgotten Books. I’ve wondered how many To Be Read piles out there have my books waiting for the owner to pick up and read.
For myself, I have over thirty . . . I think. Truthfully, I haven’t counted them, and I would probably be horrified by the number. A few months ago, I went through my pile and pulled every book that didn’t set me on fire to read it. Then I dropped them off at my day job, and let everyone pick out the books they wanted to place in their TBR pile.
Otherwise, I would be staring at the books and feeling guilty. I know the authors are hoping by giving away their books that they would get a new fan or two. If I let the books sit and not read them or give them away, I’m preventing that author from becoming successful. I know. No guarantee, but it’s a given it won’t happen at all if I don’t do something.
This year, I’m determined to read a TBR book between each one I purchase. So I’ve gone through five or so. That’s not many for the year to be almost over, but whenever I’m at home with extra time, I write. Reading is what I do when I’m burned out from writing and need a change.
The moral to this story is, if you have a large TBR pile, and some are more than a year old, it’s time to pass them on. Those authors will appreciate it.
4 thoughts on “TBR Should Be TFB”
Yes it would be tragic if people aren’t reading your books! Although I’ll admit that even though I bought all three of your books on Kindle in January, it probably wasn’t until March-April when I read them. I pretty much gorged on them and I’m very hungry for more! So yeah, hurry up with that! 😉
I have TBR shelf. And then let’s not talk about what I have on my kindle that I have yet to read. And then there’s the keeper shelves that I really do need to whittle down. I was telling a friend the other day that while I know there are some books that I will keep reading over and over again–like Julie Garwood’s or Elizabeth Lowell’s historicals or Sherrilyn’s–many of them I won’t. Don’t have the time. And yet it pains me to think about getting rid of them. Yes, I know other readers would appreciate them. *sigh* I find it very difficult to part with my books.
I’m the same way with my old favorites until finally I decided, if I’m not willing to re-read it, it needed to go. So I boxed up 90% of my books and they’ve been in my garage for several years. They’re probably dried up and need to be burned. Others I’ve gotten in the meanwhile, I’ve given away. A few I regret for one reason or another, but overall for the best. It’s hard.
You’re such a sweetie to say that about my books. Hugs.
Hugs! Well it’s true!
Yes I’d say about 90% will have to go before I move. I’m hoping to sell them on ebay or the like. It’s just trying to get them organized. While my guy want’s to convert one of the rooms into a library (yay!), I don’t think he realizes just how many books I have! Though what he wants to do will give us lots of shelf space–perfect for all the new books we will buy! *grin*
And books are way heavy to move. Use a lot of small boxes. 😀 Hugs. I’m so happy for you and Cameron.
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