You lot never fail to surprise me. Today I posted my teeny bookcase, it holds my TBR pile and as such it varies. Sometimes there are books stacked on the top, sometimes two shelves are empty, but there’s always something in there. I have several hundred other books in my head that I hope to read at some stage and haven’t yet got around to buying.
Anyway, a couple of commenters mentioned that my TBR ‘isn’t very big’. I’m not complaining about the comments, but it did get me thinking. Does the size of your TBR pile indication the kind of reader you are? Can someone be judged on the size of their TBR pile? Are the books you haven’t read an indication of your dedication to bibliomania?
About 5 years ago my TBR actual pile topped 100, then I had a bit of a lean time and read my way through them all as I couldn’t afford to buy books to slot in in between. At one stage my to be read pile was down to a single book, and I’d like to thank the library for being my saviour as it was getting to be a bit of a crisis!
Now I have my to be read pile and I buy a couple of books a week, either to read or to add to the pile. I’m not reading any more or less than I was when my TBR pile was one or when it was one hundred, yet the pile seems to matter.
Does size matter? Does the size of my pile reflect my stamina in the sack or the tub? (I said that in Carrie’s Bradshaw’s voice)