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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Enough with the Top Ten Books of 2012 Lists!

I have gone on a book requesting binge after reading so many "Best Of" lists. It's entirely possible that I have way more books than I can handle coming in from the library and from NetGalley.  I had finally worked my library stack down to a reasonable number (under a dozen!) and now? Oh man. I have no idea how I'm gonna manage this. All but three of the books on this list have a mile long waiting list, or are Inter-Library Loans, or are from NetGalley.
And really, I could return those three and then only have 13 books to deal with (which I still wouldn't get done!), except this isn't all of them. I have more hold requests. I have more NetGalley requests that are pending. I have at least a dozen OTHER books that looked interesting so I checked them out.  I may have downloaded Les Miserables to my Nook. While it's completely true that my reading eyes are bigger than my reading time, this time, I blame YOU.

9 comments:

  1. My reading eyes are bigger than my reading time too. Good luck!

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  2. I feel ya! Lol - I've had to stop reading those lists - it's so tempting to try and read all those books at the same time!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  3. TOTALLY having the same problem.

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  4. I've had to avert my eyes from the best of lists! My goal for January is to finish the handful of books I started before the holidays and tie up any loose ends. There are a couple of library book requests that have come rolling in, however, that are vying for my attention.

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  5. Good luck with all the lists! Lots of good looking books there. :)

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  6. Yes, yes, yes! This is so me!! I've been planning out my next library trip to accommodate all of the books that I've been adding to my TBR list. I love all of these lists even if it kills my self control :) Happy reading!

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  7. But Mom100 doesn't REALLY count as a book does it? Reminds me that I still haven't really dived into Dinner: A Love Story. Maybe I'll just take a reading break until Feb 1 (The Shining starts then) and just read cookbooks in bed...

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  8. Ooh ooh! So many good books. I'm in a bit of an "up to my neck" situation with my books, too.

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  9. I would totally want to read ALL of those books, too. Although I have read Mom100. It was good, but I really could have used that book 10 years ago, not now. LOL!

    I REALLY want to read Code Name Verity and Gone Girl (to see if the hype is true) and also Eleanor & Park but that's not even out yet, so I'm not stressing over it yet.

    Oh and Les Mis too.. but I have to finish Anna Karenina first.

    Good luck!

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