I’m still on a bit of a Booktopia high and I’m in a reading frenzy. I am in the middle of five (!) books right now and they are all interesting so I try to allot my reading time to each of them. Two of them are of related topics (Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind: A Bestseller’s Odyssey from Atlanta to Hollywood by Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley) and the other three (The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey, The Tea Lords by Hella S. Haasse, and The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan) are all different enough where I don’t get them confused.
Still, it’s a lot of books to have on the go at one time. I am enjoying all of them so I don’t want to put any aside, but I do have some books on the to-read pile where I’ve committed to review for blog tours in July so something has to give. The phrase “So Many Books, So Little Time” has never rang truer.
While I was away at Booktopia my husband took it upon himself to organize my bookshelves. All that means is that they are in neater piles on the shelves and on the floor, but where I had my own strange system of piling the books based on when I would read them now I can’t find anything quickly! I really need an intervention — my name is Suzanne and I am a bookaholic.
Last week Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness wrote about a book buying ban she is imposing upon herself for the summer and I think I am going to join her. I have enough books to probably last me the next 10 summers, and though I won’t stop adding to my to-read list I will save myself the headache of buying a book now that I realistically will not read for months.
Of course, you all could help by not reading and recommending great books, but I know better than to ask that.