I always knew I had a few unread books on my Kindle, but wow! I recently made a tally of my Kindle library and was shocked to discover I had 117 unread books, waiting patiently in the dark virtual world for me to get to them.
Like a lot of people, when I first got my Kindle, I downloaded a lot of free public domain books, many of them classics. It was great! Did I read them? Um, a couple, but not really. Some were ones I’d read in college and wanted to re-read. Some were books I felt I should read. You know how that goes. I had good intentions. I still do.
Then I joined NetGalley and downloaded a bunch of those. NetGalley is still waiting for my reviews and I feel bad about that. I also added books by my blogging friends that I want to read. Then there are eBooks that friends and family have given me. I will read all of these, but how to fit them in?
Three of the books on my Kindle are library books that will disappear soon. I just finished 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak and I’m racing to read the other two: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett and Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.
And don’t talk to me about my real stack of unread books, also waiting. Tick, tick, tick…
What a mish mash! But it’s not a crisis. Everything can wait, right? Do you have any of these books waiting for you too?
How many unread books have you been hoarding on your eReader? Leave a comment and let’s have a confessional!
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