You guys crack me up. I’m not the only one who was excited that the word Tsundoku exists.
And y’all have a LOT of books in your To Read pile!
I do too, but I’m an amateur compared to some of you.
I’m humbled to be in your presence.
The best find of the week was from Fee, who showed me a website that will tell you how long it will take to finish reading all the books you have stored up!
Click HERE to find out.
This is excellent.
I zipped over to my kindle to see how many books I had on it. Now, I used to have over 1000, but I forgot that my Kindle had started yelling at me about available memory, or some such rubbish, and I’d gone through and deleted a LOT of books. So it currently holds 377 unread books.
I’m going to say there’s probably twenty-some paper books around my house that I haven’t read, but would like too. (Most of our paper books have been read, or they’re my husband’s medical textbooks and I’m warning you, do NOT flip one of those suckers open. Ewwww.)
Anyway, I’m going to round off to an even 400 books on my To Read list. Which doesn’t sound like too many. Until I face the fact that between spending my free time wrestling with the next book I’m trying to write, and being a mom of three who homeschools, I’ve read about 8 books so far this year. So that means I’m only averaging 16 in a full calendar year.
When I put those numbers into the webpage, it tells me that it’s going to take me TWENTY-FIVE YEARS to read them all.
That is if I don’t buy a single book between now and then.
Which is unlikely. (Full disclosure, I downloaded a book between when I wrote that last sentence and this one. Dang.)
I’d love to hear how long it’s going to take you guys to read your backlists.