So, it seems that the more books I collect, the less time I have (or make) to actually read. It’s kind of sad for me, really. I LOVE reading, and that’s why I started writing in the first place. But for some reason, I find it hard to just sit down and crack open a book. Why? Well, there are a couple excuses I have for myself: 1) by the time I get in bed at night, I’m too tired to keep my eyes open, and 2) every time I start reading, I feel guilty that I’m not writing. Of course, the second excuse is a double-edged sword because it’s reading that gets my muse going.
I think back to the early days of my reading career and remember lazy Sundays lying on the couch or sitting on a park bench, devouring the latest chick-lit or Regency addition to my library. Or browsing B&N for the next one I would read (yes, I used to buy my books one at a time, which meant frequent trips to B&N!) Sadly, those days are gone and in some ways, I wish I could get them back. But my Type A personality won’t let me! But now, thanks to Amazon and all the freebies at Nationals, I have about 40 books in the TBR pile. With my average of one book a month, I’ll be done with this pile in 3.33 years!
So, I’m curious, if you’re an author, do you still find or make time to read? Or do you find yourself in a similar position as me? If you’re not an author, are you the type of person who enjoys reading and makes time to do so?
What books are at the top of your TBR pile for when you get around to them?