|One of the shelves (American authors) |
with turned TBR books.
We all love to buy books and a new book is something that makes me personally very, very happy!
Especially when I have discovered a new author, I want to own as many books by that writer as soon as possible. (I have a very weird fear that if I do not buy those books immediately, they will be sold out or something like that, or go out of production).
But is is sometimes hard to keep track of all the unread books. I keep my unread and read books all together, so there is no special place for the unread books. So that means that sometimes, I forget which books are still waiting for me to pick them up and read them.
Recently I saw on youtube people who were turning the unread books on their shelves. And I thought this was an excellent idea. I do not like a bookcase with all the books turned since I prefer to be able to see all my friends, but turning the unread books, seemed like a good system to keep track of all the TBR books I own.
So, I turned all my unread books. And two days later I turned them all back, so I can see them again. It irritated the hell out of me to look at all these blank books. And I realized that although sometimes I forget a book for a while, I need to see the books to get excited about them, to know I now need to read this book, or that book.
When their backs are turned, they do not speak to me, they stay silent. And this bugged me, and I turned them all back. Much, much better!
(I have contemplated couting all of them, but I gave up before I even began).