When your “books to read” pile becomes dangerous.

I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that, if you’re reading this blog (which clearly you are or wouldn’t know I was saying this), you like to read books.

Yeah, I’m a genius.

And maybe, just maybe, you have a “to be read” pile (hereafter referred to only as TBR). And maybe a lot of them have been in this pile for a long time. They’ve been waiting for so long for someone to notice them. They’re sad. They’re lonely (or maybe not, they probably have a lot of company).

You may have valid reasons for abandoning these books for dead in your pile. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you pick one up every once in awhile and consider reading it, but you decide you’re just not in the mood for that type of book, or you’re tired and it’s a smarty-pants kinda book that you just don’t have the brainpower for. Or maybe you started it once but that was so long ago you know you’ll have to start over and that’s just a defeating blow. Or maybe you started it and weren’t that into it, but thought you’d put it aside to give it another chance “one day.” Whatever reason you have, there’s one big problem.

They add up. One day your TBR pile becomes a dangerous leaning tower of Pisa on your nightstand, threatening to fall on you in your sleep. Or it becomes more than a pile and infects an entire bookcase (guilty as charged – several, actually).

Confession...this is actually a picture of books I have in the store. I'm using it because the only difference between my actual TBR pile and this one are the titles.
Confession…this is actually a picture of books I have in the store. I’m using it because the only difference between my actual TBR pile and this one are the titles.

So this is a call to arms. Let’s throw down that new, more exciting book and dedicate our time to reading just ONE BOOK that’s been in the TBR pile for an excessive period of time. You put it there for a reason. Together, we can make it happen!

If you succeed, post your story in the comments! I want to hear!

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