I’m sure that many bookworms have had the problem of looking at your bookshelves and being a little overwhelmed with the amount of books you have left to read. I certainly do get very overwhelmed and cannot look at my shelves for too long without getting a bit lightheaded. There are many books that i feel like i need to read RIGHT NOW, but then my mind wanders and i think about something much bigger.
I’m also sure that very bookworm has had this thought: I’m never going to be able to read every single book out there. And that’s scary. As i reader i want to immerse myself in everything i can. In all of the books i can get my hands on and especially all the books in my chosen genre.
I’ve thought of this before, but i was on a date in a bookshop today, and we were browsing the YA section and i was struck with the amount of books in that section i’ve never even seen before or thought to pick up. I then had the all consuming thought about the fact i will never be able to read each and every one of the books in that store. I mean i could do, but i’d probably have to read about 100 books a day for the rest of my life (and i’m struggling with 100 a year).
Most of all, this made me think about narrowing down my choices, and making sure that i’m reading the books that i really really want to read. I don’t want to waste my time on the books that i just think i might like, or the ones with 500, 3* ratings on Amazon. I’m going to start being a little more choosy, and that might mean another little unhaul of my bookshelves.