My last two blog posts have been book reviews. This one was meant to be as well, but I haven't finished reading the book for review yet. The problem I have, and I'm sure I'm not alone in experiencing this issue, is that there are just too many books. I'm currently reading three things at once and have an ever-expanding Teetering TBR1 Pile of Doom.

Books I currently have on the go (see also the Goodreads widget on this page):

Up next, I have

  • one book out from the public library which I need to read and return
  • three graphic novelstwo novels and a short story collection out from my school library,
  • my birthday presents
  • a massive backlog of Net Galley ARCs3 that I requested with the best of intentions
  • a book written by a friend
  • a school library full of bookish temptation (that I get to buy the books for!)
  • a bookshelf at home overflowing with books that I'll get around to "eventually"
  • a storage unit in Melbourne with literally hundreds of books waiting for us to move back to Australia
  • all the books.
  • Did I mention books?

I'm not a hugely fast reader and I'm often too tired to read a lot when I get home after work - although I am making a concerted effort to read a bit every day (practicing what I preach!). And it is obviously a myth that librarians get to sit around all day reading books (organising books, yes). I don't get through nearly as many books as I would like - or feel that I should. This is not helped by the fact that all three of the books I'm reading at the moment are digital copies - I think I read physical books faster. I'm sure one day I will be crushed by a collapsing TBR pile - either literally or metaphorically (hopefully it will be a radioactive TBR pile and I will become imbued with the power of thousands of unread books!). Anyway, I've got some actual proper dealines to finish two of my current reads, so hopefully there will be a review here next week.

In the mean time, this is a blog post about why I didn't write a blog post this week.


  1. To Be Read
  2. I usually read a chapter or two of this when I am between books
  3. Advanced Reading Copies