Let’s Talk with Debra H. Goldstein

My TBR Shelf is Growing and Growing
by Debra H. Goldstein


I love to read. For years, before I started writing, I divided my To-Be-Read books between the top of a short bookcase in my home office and the corner of my dresser. When the books reached the middle of my dresser and my husband made one comment too many, I bought another small bookcase, put it in my bedroom closet, and filled it with my TBR books.

That worked fine until I started writing and attending conferences six years ago. As I discovered new authors, I bought more books than I had time to read. Soon, not only was the bookcase full, the stacks back on my dresser, but I added an overflow box to a corner of my dining room.

Still, I believed I had a handle on my book obsession.

Now that I own an iPad and a Kindle paperwhite, I don’t even pretend to have the situation under control. Between impulse BookBub and other e-book purchases, continuing to buy print books, and reading books of friends to critique or blurb, I am beyond behind. I hope that some day I’ll catch up, but in the meantime, I’m not giving up. There’s always another book to add to the stack.

What about you? Do you have a book or another kind of obsession? If you’d like a chance to add an electronic or print version of One Taste Too Many, the first of the Sarah Blair mystery series, to your TBR shelf, leave a comment below. (one copy to be given away in the U.S.)

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