I am reading, but not quickly or a lot right now.
I have two wonderful books on the go - Helen Garner's Everywhere I Look and Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose.
Both books deserve to be savoured. I don't want to rush either of them, but at the same time, I can feel my #20booksofsummer (winter) challenge slipping out of my control! Oh well.
Given the week I've had, things like reading challenges have slipped right off the radar.
Mr Books took on another job for a month to help out a friend, my dad had major surgery and we had a fire at work.
Well, not actually at work - to be precise it was above my work. An apartment fire that required rescue action from my boss and myself when we spotted it. The fire brigade did a very thorough job in completely dousing it but we have been dealing with sodden carpets for over a week and it has left us with that ghastly lingering smoky/soot smell and a bit of a mess out the back.
I've been lucky to read a couple of chapters a day, let alone blog sensibly!
Perhaps because I've been a little anxious this week, things have been getting to me that normally don't.
Things like dirty socks on the floor and empty cups in the lounge room ... and my out of control TBR pile!
How on earth am I going to get my TBR pile under control if I'm only reading a couple of chapters a day....and almost daily, growing said TBR pile - thanks to rep ARC's turning up at work almost every day?
Stegner's 'angle of repose' refers to an engineering term that measures the critical point were a loose pile of stuff rests before slumping further.
One bleak winter's evening last week, I seriously considered testing the angle of repose on my TBR pile. A la Marie Kondo, I was going to pile them all on the floor together to see how they rolled and to see what joy was sparked!
But the thought of cleaning it up afterwards killed the idea before it was fully formed.
Then I thought about all the words I could spell using the titles in my TBR pile...and before I knew it, I had spelt my name in books.
Maybe this could be a way to keep my TBR front and centre of my attention - making piles that spelt out words or grouping them thematically? Just for fun?
Maybe I could start a TBR booksnap?
Would you join in?
Have you got enough books on your TBR pile to spell out your name?
Have you read any of my name pile? Which one should I read next?
If we get enough interest, I may even get creative and make a button! And commit to a regular meme.
But for now, share your TBR booksnap below - spelling out your name/blog name or whatever name you're most comfortable sharing.
And let's see what happens.