Sunday, September 4, 2011

Mt To Be Read? Or Mt Everest?

When I began this blog, I was only interested letting you into what I enjoyed reading from my past, what I wanted to read in the next year and what I was hoping to read in the next decade or so.  However, it turned into something else.  This little blog turned into a world wide venture of books, authors websites, events and finding out about people I never dreamed I'd read; well not in my lifetime anyway.
This also made me build a very extensive library of books in my home office - as you know - and I enjoy picking and choosing from those books each year what I read.  The best thing is that I don't read the same book twice in a year; and so each year when you all peruse this list, it's never the same.  
However, I've noticed that my reading pile has become somewhat large and has turned into a mountain; well more than that.  It's looking more like a mountain range from India; one of them is.  Yes, I had two Mt To Be Read's.  There's the customary one by the door of the office where I slot in the books I hope to read from year to year.  Then, there's the massive Mt Everest of books I have piled up on top of the sad-looking bookcase next to the wardrobe.
The Mt Everest of books have had to be remodeled a few times to lay down on their sides - double-parked and up against the wall - so they don't fall down.  It does cause me a little worry about the book case itself as it's not the most stable one I own; however, it's now the heaviest one with so many books I've lost count of how many are actually on there.  But I do know that the books on the far left side at the front are the ones I have read in the last year and half; whereas the rest of them are the ones I have ready for me to read. 
It's amazing how fast these two Mount To Be Read's have accumulated over such a short amount of time.  And yet, I don't think I noticed them until now; well, okay, not until one of my friends walked in and announced how tall and solid it looked since the last time he was here to look for something to read (as he's one of my regular borrowers of my library).  It was then I really looked at the piles and realised they had grown over the last year and I had Mt Everest and not a Mt To Be Read in my office.
So, when did you notice your little reading pile had turned into a mountain?  Or has it always been a mountain and it's just become a mountain range; taking over a room(s) and parts of the house?  Did you notice it by yourself, or did it take somebody pointing it out - like it was for me? Until my next post, happy reading.


  1. Heh, I'm quite sure I've got the whole Himalayas of TBR piles in my spare room, I've got about 200 books in it. Whoops :-)

  2. I haven't counted the Mountain Range yet... I'm a little scared to in case I find that there's too many books to read in a year. But one of these days, I'll get through them all. And then, what will I do? :P

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    Wow, that is a big pile of books. I'm too picky about which books I buy. It's like my DVDs - I have to know I'll read them over and over before I drop the money.

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