I Will Never Read All the Books
So as most of you know I went to BEA. I got a lot of books there. Not TOO many, but a lot still. And now I'm going through the process of cataloging when the release dates are so I know when to read them. And then I started looking at all the other books that I've bought/received in the past few months. And then I started thinking about my TBR list on Goodreads (which is mostly full of books I do not own). And THEN I started thinking about the books I have in my spare room which I bought ages ago, but haven't gotten to yet. AND THEN I started thinking about all the books that are coming out... series books that I want to continue on with, authors I love that are putting out books in the near future, and HELLO Courtney Summers is putting out a new book in the next year!
So all of that got me thinking about how I don't read fast enough. I mean sometimes if I'm like obsessed with a book I can read it in one night (Fangirl, Torn Apart, Forgive Me Leonard Peacock), but mostly it takes me at least 3-4 days to finish a book. And well, that's just unacceptable!! BECAUSE that means I'll NEVER read all the books!! No matter how fast I read, I will never get to read all the books that I want to read. EVER!! Even when I'm like 90 years old and have zero eyesight, I still will be sitting under a massive TBR that I really want to get to. And that makes me sad!!! It's the hard truth, but I don't want it to be. I don't want to be in this place where I know I will probably never read that book my blogger friends are raving about. I want to live in my old oblivious world where I thought it was possible to read EVERYTHING.
That may sound naive, but I seriously thought I would get to a point someday where I would run out of books. And on that day I could just go to the library and browse the shelves and pick out something I'd never heard of before and just leisurely read it.
THAT'S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN!!
First of all, am I really going to go to a library and find books I haven't heard of??? Please. I am obsessed with finding out what books are coming out. Second, knowing about all the books that are coming out, how did I ever think there would come a time where there was NOTHING I was looking forward to?
So today I'm feeling book anxiety. Because I want to read all the books. I want to read what you guys recommend. I want to make time for finishing series that I've started. I want to make time for everything. And today is the day where my little book-heart broke... because there will always be books I want to read that I will NEVER get to read :(