Monday, December 03, 2007

Chris, you are not alone...

Last night, Chris treated us to an amusing post about his TBR pile. (Or, in his case, his TBR bookcase.) And he challenged us to all post pictures of our own. How fun, huh? And besides it just being entertaining to look at each other's piles, I suspect it may leave us all feeling a bit better about ourselves...you know, that whole "At least I'm not the only one" feeling.

I'm like Chris, I have a TBR bookcase. Plus.



The above photo is where most of my TBR pile lives. Not sure if you can tell, but the books here are not a single layer. In eight of those cubbies, they are two deep; in four, they are three deep! (There are two rereads housed there...The Stand and Helter Skelter.)



This photo shows my two shelves of "the challenge bookcase"...Annie also has two shelves here, and Rich has one. Books here are also two deep. (The top left section of my main bookshelf also houses challenge books, as they all wouldn't fit into my alloted challenge shelves.)

In addition to these "piles", there are 36 books on top of and inside my nightstand. (It was too much of a disaster to photograph.) And as I told Chris last night, I've got the additional burden of 105 books of Annie's I want to read. (Yes, I know the exact number at the moment. A few days ago, while I was supposed to be cleaning Annie's room so I could put up her Christmas decorations, I got slightly distracted. Her room is such a book lover's wonderland. So can you really blame me for stopping to make a list of all of her books that I want to read, right? Whole lot more fun than dusting!)

There are also a few non-fiction reads nestled among Rich's bazillions of books that I hope to get to someday as well, but in the larger scheme of things, that's maybe not even worth mentioning.

And just think how much everyone's piles will be growing with the upcoming holidays! Ahhhh, books, glorious books.

11 comments:

Carl V. said...

That is so much fun that you made a list of Annie's books that you want to read. How cool that she is that age and has such a wonderful library of books!!!

Carl V. said...

Debi, I posted pics and comments about mine in the comments section of my most recent post, the review of Ian Fleming's Doctor No.

DesLily said...

OMG! LOL double thick rows! lol That's so funny!

I know some that buy books (all on sale) and when finished reading them gives them away!! But I hord mine like you and Chris do lol.. It makes me wonder how someone, who enjoys the book they read, can turn around and give it away?!

Nymeth said...

Thanks for sharing those! I really like looking at other people's bookshelves. Not sure why, really :P
Anyway, I don't think anyone should feel bad for having lots of unread books. There's nothing nicer than a house full of books!

Chris said...

Hallelujah, I'm not alone! LOL! I love the sight of overflowing bookshelves ;) And I love the sight of American Gods on a TBR bookshelf! I'd love to see the stack of books that y'all have that have already been read! Y'all must get lost in them!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am in awe. You are quite ambitious. I think I would just get overwhelmed & not end up reading any of them. LOL!

Jennifer said...

Somehow, I'm not surprised by all those books! ;0)

But I am SO JEALOUS of ALL THAT SNOW!!!! I would love you forever if you'd send some of that my way!!! ;0)
It's been 14 years since we've had any decent snow here!!!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Books, glorious books, is right! I got all woozy just looking and reading about all of your lovely TBR books :)

Melody said...

Thanks for sharing, Debi! It's always fun to look at other people's book pile! I'm glad to see that I'm not alone when it comes to this, hehe...

Carl V. said...

Speaking of pictures, the Something Sinister photo contests results are up now!

kreed said...

I am almost jealous as I don't really have a good TBR pile anymore. Since I started using the library and quit spending money on books, I usually have a pile of only the four or five I have convinced myself I can get read before they are due. Although I am indulging a bit for Annie's reading challenge and buying a couple.