Since one of the points of the read-a-thon is to (hopefully) cut back your TBR pile, it makes sense that most of us participants have large, large piles of books. Whether or not they’re all TBR or not is besides the point. Kristen has tasked us, in this first activity, to admit that we have a problem, and then decide to fix it! And of course include some pictures to prove just how much of a hoarder we are.
Step 1: Provide photo proof
Hey, I’m Cait and I’ve run out of room to house my books. Not only am I a compulsive book-buyer, I never get rid of any of my books (voluntarily). Let’s just say they pile up after a while!
Step 2: My action plan
My goal is to get through my collection of TBRs before September, when I start back in school and will have a lot less time to read. It’s slow going, but I can do it. I also want to clean up my shelves – I think I’ll have to buy another tote and start packing some away. I try to only keep my favourite books that I re-read, and my TBR pile in my room. It cuts down on the clutter and keeps things manageable.
Step 3: Implement the plan
Today I finished Golden Girl by Henry Melton (review forthcoming), in about an hour. I started The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting and am on page 79. I hope to get a good chunk read tonight and finish it tomorrow evening (I work all day). Then it’s on to The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Tenth Grade Bleeds by Heather Brewer and The Dead of Night by John Marsden. I think I’ll pick up a tote after work tomorrow and start getting some older (but loved) books put away to clear out my shelves.