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It’s guided discussion on anything and everything to do with books and more!
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This week’s topic:
On average how long does a book stay on your TBR pile? What is the longest a book has been there before being read?
Maybe I’m not that qualified to answer this as I haven’t been blogging for that long (only just coming up to a year!) but according to Goodreads I shelved a whole bunch of books back in June 2012 when I joined and I know I have read barely any of my 1000 book pile of to-reads so…
I guess that makes it a year.
On my actual physical to-read pile of books if I stretch my memory I think the oldest book there I have yet to read dates back to about 2008. It was a gift from my well-meaning parents who thought I would be interested in the history of some obscure theatre just because I saw a production of Cats. But it’s non-fiction and a coffee table book, so does it really count? I didn’t buy it for myself.
My more recent to-read books are from about 2011 or so. I just don’t have time to read them all and when I get on Netgalley and start requesting ARCs I have even less time to read the books I already own.
Netgalley = time suck.
This whole post is making me anxious. Am I the only one?