The Teetering, Toppling To Read Pile

Books, books, and more books.

I have a plan. It involves lots of hard work on editing and preparing queries for Out of the Water, and printing and doing at least one read through of Verse, Venice and Viziers (which still needs a title change, as they're in Rome not Venice).

All of that will be done from now until 22 December. And then!

Ah, yes, and then. I'll be off work from then until 3 January. And the plan is: To Read. To plough through the To Read piles. To devour books at the rate I used to before I devoted time to my own.

See what I'm up against:

180 Books to read by 2015 (list on the left)

The pile in the closet:


The three piles and shelf by the bed, including rereads:




The pile at work:




And there are at least twenty other random books scattered about the house.

Here's one more! Our Campaign Challenges book is now in print, and available on AmazonAll proceeds go to Help Harry Help Others to fund research on brain cancer.

Comments

Talli Roland said…
And I thought my TBR piles were huge! Looking at yours is stressing me out. :)
Zan Marie said…
Go, Deniz, Go! ; )

My TBR pile has shortened to the ones in my Kindle. Oh, how I love holding it instead of a book.

Of course, I purchase 1-4 new ones every month. Don't tell John.
raelynbarclay said…
Man am I glad the majority of my TBR pile is on my Nook, LOL. Though the pile near my nightstand looks an awful lot like yours :)

Have fun catching up with the reading!
Jenny Maloney said…
Awesome! You can do it. I have total faith in you.

I've set myself the ridiculous challenge of reading 35 books this month so I can hit my goal of having read 80 books this year. (It sounded so doable back in January...where'd the year go???!!!)

So read read read!!!
Joshua said…
Love all the books! As for the title, "Rhymes, Rajahs, and Rome" just off the top of my head.
S.P. Bowers said…
Have fun reading, though you know it will only help if you stop purchasing more.
You can do eet. I believe in you.
Carol Riggs said…
Whoa!! Those are some serious stacks of books. At least you've given yourself a chunk of time to do it. ;o)
brem said…
I also love books. In his spare time, necessarily, that something so admire.
Missed Periods said…
There is nothing more beautiful than a pile of books.
Medeia Sharif said…
I love looking at piles of books, so thanks for sharing.

My Kindle has cut down on my pile-building, but I still have piles of books to go through.
Nadja Notariani said…
Oof! That looks like my stacks of TBR books overflowing my end-tables! Ha! My Kindle helps hide the rest, too.....I have over 24 books waiting to be read on that little device!
What can I say? I love books. I love stories. I cannot resist an interesting blurb...
You are not alone...

Have a nice weekend, Deniz!
Jemi Fraser said…
Yikes! That's an impressive pile of books! Good luck putting a dent in it! :)
Glynis said…
Wow! That lot will keep you busy!
Wow! Don't forget to enjoy your reading time! Since I purchased a Kobo ereader, I don't have a pile taking up space, but it's lurking in there, I know it. Good luck with your pile and your time off!
Jillybean said…
Wow Deniz! [g]

My Kindle TBR pile is definitely that big...not so much my paperback reading pile. I'm a bit short on space here. But I've got something like 200 books on my Kindle and have likely only read a dozen or two at most. [g]
nutschell said…
Oh my gosh. THis certainly tops (and topples) my TBR list! Sometimes I cheat and listen to the audiobook version on my long drives to and from work, but I would sure love to just have a whole month to do nothing but read actual books!
Good luck and I hope you meet your goal!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com
Those are some teetering piles! I'm afraid to count mine. And I just bought 4 more books today. We have a problem, don't we!
Deniz Bevan said…
Sorry, Talli! They really are all books I want to read :-)

Gotta think about an ereader, Zan Marie and Raelyn. Maybe next year...

You too, Jenny! Read read read!

Perfect Joshua - no rajahs, though. I need an Ottoman rank...

Stop buying books Sara? How does that work?

Thanks Michael, Carol, brem, Missed and Medeia!

Thanks Nadja, Jemi, Glynis and TerryLynn!

I think I'd be worse with an eareader, Jill - I'd pile on free classics and Google books...

I've got a wishlist of audio books too, nutschell...

It's definitely a problem, Theresa. But such a happy problem :-)
Lori Benton said…
I could get a nosebleed at the top of that pile....

:)
Deniz Bevan said…
And this was *before* I discovered Neil Gaiman!

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