Here is the pile of books sitting next to my bed waiting to be read:
And technically this isn't even everything on my list. I am waiting for Daughter of the Forest (I've literally been on the waiting list at my local library since March 28th) and Rosie Dunne to come in at my local library. I really love the whole library thing but sometimes it does take a long while for the books that I want to read to come in. Because I know about the pain of waiting for a book to come in I tend to try very, very hard not to keep books out for very long and not to keep several books out at the same time--I hate standing in line at the library and watching the woman in front of me check out 6+books for herself because I know that she can't possibly read all of them at the same time and in a timely manner and that means that someone else (possibly me) is sitting around waiting for the chance to read a book that is just sitting around her home. So, like I said above, I try not to commit this same sin (yes sin!). But lately I have been requesting a number of books and they all seemed to come in at the same time. At first I adopted the policy of reading what I have very quickly--to the point of doing nothing else--in an attempt to get the books back on the shelves at the library can have their shot at reading the book. Still, as much I relish the feeling of finishing a book, reading a 500 page book in 2 1/2 days really does take a little of the fun out of it. So until further notice I am not allowed to reserve a book at a library, go into a bookstore, or take reading recommendations.