Hello. My name’s Stacy. I’m a Bookaholic.
If only there were a Book Lovers Anonymous group for me to join. Although, you know what? I wouldn’t want to live in anonymity. I’m not ashamed to say it.
I. Love. Books.
I’ve loved books for as long as I can remember. There’s a home video of me on my second birthday opening present after present of new books, and I wouldn’t move on to the next gift until I had looked at the all the pages of the book I had just opened.
If only I still read books that quickly. My shelves (both physical and digital) are filled with books that I have yet to read. My collection has steadily grown over the years as my time had been dedicated to school books while I pursued my bachelor’s degree. After graduating this past December, I’ve finally been able to start reading for pleasure again.
It is now the end of July and I have read 40 books already this year. That’s more than the last two years combined. I use the library extensively for these books. Physical, audio, digital. You name it, I borrow it. But I started to realize something in the last couple months – my personal shelves are filled with books waiting to be read, but I’ve been neglecting them in favor of reading books from the library. This is mostly due to the library’s due date. I’m more likely to read something if I know I have a limited amount of time with it. The deadline motivates me to finish, whereas the books on my shelf I have for an infinite amount of time, causing me to put off reading them.
So, part of the reason I wanted to start this blog is to give myself a reason to read these books. Taking a cue from The To Read List podcast (a great podcast for book lovers to listen to, btw), I have decided to tackle the books on my shelves in hopes to get through them all. I will use a random number generator to decide what order to read the books in with the goal to read one physical book and one e-book from my shelves per month.
But this blog isn’t just going to be about my TBR list. I plan to write about all things books and reading, and I hope you will join me in talking about my favorite pastime.
Let’s get reading!