Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feel Like I'm stuck in the Twilight Zone

Ok so I'm not really stuck in the Twilight Zone. Every book lover who has ever watched the Twilight Zone is familiar with and can sympathize with one classic episode. You know the one I'm talking about with the man who all he wants to do is read but never has the time. When suddenly he has all the time in world after a bomb has gone off and he is all alone in the world. Remember him stacking up the books on the steps as he sorts them out figuring out what he will read for the next few years. In the end his glasses fall off and break and he screams that it was not fair because he finally has the time.

I'm feeling a bit depressed because my TBR has grown so long that I know I'll never get through it. While some book lover relish this and see it as a wonderful challenge it just reminds me of all those years I lost when I just stopped reading. How small would my TBR list be? I mean there are so many wonderful books that came out in the past few years that everyone else has read but me...and now with so many wonderful books that will be coming out in the future...oh and not to mention those beloved books that you have to read at least a second, third or even twentieth time. Since I've gotten my e-reader my TBR list has grown. I have over 30 books on there waiting to be read. While that may not seem like a lot that might be my entire years worth of reading right there. And what about all those lovely reading challenges I'm in? I have to get in those books too so pile on more to the TBR list. So I have all these wonderful books that I can spend the next few years reading but will I ever really have the time? Fellow book bloggers am I the only one that feels depressed at the prospect of not getting to read all those books I want to?


Adam said...

Hey, There!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I did enjoy City of Ember. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it - and I do plan to read the rest of the series as well.

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Cindi @ RustiqueArt said...

OMG...that one was my all time favorite Twilight Zone...the Library.

twisted aren't I?

MommyWantsToRead said...

Cindi, It is my favorite too!