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Too Many Books!
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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Every time Nicolas tries to do something, people give him a book. Now, he has so many booksthat tell him what to do, how to do it and why to do it that he can't stand them anymore! But could books also be fun?
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candyturbo
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo

@the-flashley I actually brought home 14 books, but a couple were free :-)

the-flashley Hahaha I won‘t make you count the free ones 3mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Half price on everything today at the library book sale! What‘s a bibliophile to do?? Fill all the bags.

DivineDiana But of course! Great haul! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
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DrawingSustenance
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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#bookhaul
I read on the floor for some reason.
#maybecauseimasian

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Morr_Books
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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Finishing unpacking from my Irish road trip and now have to find room for my new books. #bookloversproblem

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Geeklet
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Every day I get more concerned about the structural integrity of this poor bookshelf. 😮😂🔧📚📚📚📚📚

Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s beautiful! 4mo
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SmartSassery
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I hear a loud crash and run upstairs to find this! 😂 RIP bookshelf. She has too many books. 🙈🙊🙉 The shelf has sagged so much it just will not hold anymore. 😂 😂

#raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan Ahhhhh. She has a nice selection. 5mo
SmartSassery @LibrarianRyan She is definitely a collector. 😂 4mo
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Quirkybookworm
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One of my bookcases with too many (no such thing) TBR books! I even bet against myself to see if I can go through it all by the end of this year, providing I don‘t get anymore ARCs and buy any more books! What do you think?

cariashley I try that every year.. never works 😜 5mo
StephanieMarie This year I set a limit for myself that I am allowed to buy 1 book for every 3 books I read from my TBR. I'm currently allowed to buy negative 33 books 😂😂😂 hope you have better success than me! 5mo
Ruthiella You can certainly make a dent in it if you set your mind to it! How are you about DNFing? 5mo
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StayCurious
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#30junebooks #bookstack @howjessreads Ok, I might have a slight problem/obsession?This is only half of my Nora Roberts collection. The rest wouldn‘t fit on the table.

Crazeedi I'd call it a wonderful hobby!😉 6mo
Nute That is a thing of beauty!💕 6mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Lovely! That is a lot of books by one author. Excuse my ignorance but what genre does Nora Robert's write about? 6mo
StayCurious @Curiouser_and_curiouser she writes romance and romantic suspense. She also writes as J.D. Robb and does the In Death mystery / romantic suspense books. 6mo
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TheReadingMermaid
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Who else has this problem in their home? 😃

mrsmarch And then I make organized piles of books and my husband moves them because he says I need to “put them away” dude they WERE right where they belonged! 9mo
lover.of.the.classics I know RIGHT!!!😂 9mo
Freespirit I admit I buy more shelves😬 9mo
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Naj There's a pile of books on almost every horizontal surface in my home 😂 9mo
irre Yes!!! 9mo
bridge12 The floor has even turned into a dangerous place because of the piles of books 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Books are a decorative accent in my house! Lol.. 9mo
wordzie Precisely 😁😁 9mo
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batsy
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Just realised that I should squeeze in the 1st act of Henry IV Part 1 before tomorrow. From being a reader who only read one book at a time, to progressing to two books at a time as ebooks became a thing (one physical book, one digital), I now find myself reading four different books for buddy reads 🤓

Just now I was reading my daily Genji chapter, then looked at my copies of Shirley & Henry IV looking back at me, & I became this meme 🤣

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 you have until Sunday for Hank 10mo
batsy @GingerAntics It's already Saturday here, but now I realise time zones have allowed me to gain a day! Take that, meme! 😂😂 10mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 totally forgot that. Yeah, it‘s still Friday here, and I won‘t post until Sunday here, so you‘ve got until Monday!!! 10mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 I get so anxious when I have more than two on the go! 10mo
batsy @LeahBergen Me too! I'm not sure how I ended up in this situation 😂 10mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 10mo
readinginthedark 😅 I'm reading so many books... 10mo
batsy @sprainedbrain @readinginthedark Hardcore readers' problems 😂❤️ 10mo
Tanisha_A Suba! The long due mail from me will be out tomorrow! 💕 Keep an eye out. 10mo
batsy @Tanisha_A I will, thank you ❤️ And it's not long due! Mine will be coming a little later, I'm sorry 🙏🏽 10mo
Tanisha_A @batsy I think the beauty of our exchanges is also that we do it at our own pace. So, no sorry. 💕 10mo
batsy @Tanisha_A ❤️ 10mo
Ms_T 😂😂😂 9mo
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Bookjunkie57
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#BookishMeme #StolenFromIG #Truth

look how happy she is up there.

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dariazeoli
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This is my #bookoutlethaul for Boxing Day. I really have no room for any more books, so I think 2019 must be the year of ebooks (because my book buying ban was a spectacular failure!).

Hestapleton Literally the first thing my husband said when I told him about my haul was “where are you going to put them?” 😂😂 11mo
dariazeoli @Hestapleton Details, details 😉 11mo
kellyann28 I am debating about whether or not to buy more books that I don't need....that boxing day sale is too good to pass up I think! 11mo
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Susannah Terrific selection of books! I had deleted the email about the sale, but now I see a couple you got that I want. 😩 11mo
LogiKitty You can't touch my hair looks like a great book! Can't wait to hear how it is! 11mo
Eyelit You are a very dangerous influence! I didn‘t know about this sale until I saw your post and fell down the rabbit hole - and ended up buying 17 books 🤦🏻‍♀️ thanks so much, friend 😂 11mo
dariazeoli @Eyelit Glad to “help” 😉 11mo
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Geeklet
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo

I‘m trying to finish the last of the books I‘ll reasonable read this year. I‘m almost at the end of Blood Meridian and I‘m working on Predator‘s Gold. I‘ve been listening to the audiobook version of The Fisherman. If I can finish those, I‘ll have 83 books for the year which isn‘t too shabby. This year is easily the best reading year I‘ve ever had. Litsy has worked wonders for keeping me accountable so thanks everyone! ❤️

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ravenlee
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My daughter decided that she wants to give me a book for Christmas, so she informed my husband that she‘ll need his help. I‘m supposed to provide a list of choices and they will surprise me with one of them.

And then hubby had to go and ruin it by asking where I‘m going to put another book.

mreads Looks like you have room to stack another 3 bookcases on top of the 3 on the left then you'd have lots of room for more books 😁 13mo
ravenlee @mreads I like the way you think! 13mo
Rachel.Rencher Beautiful shelves! 😁💕 13mo
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Eyelit
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So, I may have a problem. Maybe. I‘ve my limit for library books. I‘ve actually cleared a shelf for library book storage. So, #libraryhaul addiction? Impulse control issues? At this point it‘s unlikely I‘ll hit my #mounttbr goal cause of all the library books I‘ve read the last few months... there‘s always next year, right?!? #booknerdproblems 🤓📚💜

SaturnDoo Nothing better than having booknerd problems. I try to stay away from the library until I get my own books read but I'm not always successful 😃 13mo
Eyelit @SaturnDoo I think my New Years resolution will be to not check out any books from the library until I‘ve read a certain amount of my own pile at home each month 🤣 13mo
SaturnDoo @Eyelit I think I will join you in that resolution. A lot of my books are boxed up in storage due to lack of space. I am getting ready to start cleaning out the storage building so I really need to read the stacks already here before I have to bring in more books 😒 13mo
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dariazeoli
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My mother looked around my bedroom the other day and asked if I had enough books.

As a Litten, the only appropriate answer is, “Never!”

She commented that she didn‘t need the library when she could just borrow from me. Somehow, I don‘t see her reading most of these books any time soon 😉

Mdargusch Haha! I love it! 13mo
kspenmoll 😊 13mo
AmyG Understatement. 😳 13mo
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Slajaunie I don‘t see a problem... 13mo
Jinjer 😆My mom only has two bookcases in her living room and people always ask her “Do you really read ALL THOSE BOOKS?????” She‘s 91 and reads multiple books a day and 2 bookcases is NOT ENOUGH BOOKS. 😊 13mo
Liz_M Heh, I have about 900 books in my tiny studio and yet it's still not enough 😁 13mo
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EadieB
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You have books on the shelves. You have books on the night stand. You have books in the closet, the guest room, and on the floor. Oh, and don‘t forget about the books waiting for you in the mailbox. Some would say, “You have too many books.”But as any book lover knows, there‘s really no such thing as “too many” books.

#toomanybooks #notenoughtime

AmyG It‘s not an issue of too many books, it‘s an issue of not enough shelves.😝 1y
JazzFeathers Of course. Whoever thought such a thing was even possible? 1y
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Morr_Books
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The challenge for the Bout of Books readathon today was to post books published in 2018. That is when I realized that I may have a small book addiction. #sorrynotsorry #boutofbooks

erzascarletbookgasm 😍 so many titles I want to read! 👍 Enjoy! 1y
tammysue 🙌🏻😍 1y
merelybookish But am impressive stack of books! 1y
RebelReader You have some really good ones in that stack! 🙌🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola That‘s ok, we‘re all right there with you! I‘m jealous you have Love & Ruin! I still need to get that one. 1y
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Beatlefan129
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5 words to describe my reading life: Too many books, no time!
#50kreadinglifegiveaway

Mitch If only time could be packaged! 🤣🤣 1y
SexyCajun My TBR list is loooooong 1y
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Jennick2004
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I got the “don‘t buy any more books” lecture from my hubby today! 😱
#toomanybooks

DGRachel NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! 1y
Jennick2004 @DGRachel right?!!! 1y
LisaJo Did you explain that you can never have too many books. You just don‘t have enough bookshelves. 1y
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Jennick2004 @LisaJo that‘s it!!!! 1y
Kdgordon88 My hubby tries that occasionally until i mention I think he has too many golf clubs. That usually stops that conversation. 😀 1y
Jennick2004 @Kdgordon88 lol I told mine he has to stop buying fishing stuff.... 1y
Reviewsbylola I‘m on a book buying ban. So annoying. 😂🙄 But I guess I should be grateful that I have my husband to keep me in line. 1y
Bookishthoughts @Kdgordon88 that's hilarious! 1y
laurenbescoby My partner likes to remind me about my supposed book buying ban. And then he will talk about renovating the living room into a library. I then remind him that in order to have enough books to fill it, I should keep buying...😂 1y
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dariazeoli
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Happy Friday, gang! I started the morning book-shaming myself. 😉

I will say that since joining Litsy in 2016, I‘ve acquired too many books, but I‘ve also read a ton more!

amb Ditto 1y
callielafleur Litsy has swollen my shelves as well! You're so organized to keep track of what you own!! 1y
cathysaid What language is "too many books"? I do not speak such a language. ? 1y
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Quirkybookworm How did you do own TBR list on there??? 1y
Scott_BookInvasion It‘s called ‘Tsundoku‘ 1y
VeganCleopatra 311? You're good, it's when you get into the quadruple digits that things get problematic. Not that I know anything about that. 😬 1y
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Traci1
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I have a few questions for those of you who use NetGalley:

1. What's your feedback ratio? Are you over the 80% mark?
2. Is it terrible that I'm only at 52%? I'm reading and reviewing as quickly as possible, but that % is dragging.
3. Do you read yours in the order you received them or in the order they'll be published?

Thanks!

Librarybelle I am very, very below the 80%. I have so many pending titles! I try to read by order in which the publisher granted me access. Sometimes, I do read out of this order, depending upon the title, or if it is a book that was not available to transfer to the Kindle app. The pdf/ePub formats expire, so I read those first. 1y
Samplergal I‘m currently at 84%. I want to clean up the ridiculous amount of books in my queue. I went on a binge one weekend and requested a ton, because I was getting denied often. Well, you know what happened. I am reading August‘s releases in June, so I‘m a bit ahead of the game. 13 more to go. 1y
Samplergal And I read by pub date. No idea if that is the right way, but I keep up better that way. 1y
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Traci1 @Librarybelle i didnt realize that about the pdf ones. That's good to know. Is that what archive date means? 1y
Birdsong28 I'm at 51% so it's not that bad. I have 14 older than 3 months and 7 that I have requested and received on my current titles. I tend to read authors first that I have enjoyed and want to help their book like Isabelle Broom I always drop whatever galley I am reading and read hers. So don't feel bad we all have things that have to be done before reading just take your time even if the books are published when you get to it the review still counts. 1y
Traci1 @Samplergal wow 84% sounds great. I made a list of mine and did it by pub. date because I thought it would make it more likely for me to finish it before it's published. But then I have ones that don't come out til October (and one that doesn't til next February). I don't want to keep bumping those, so it's hard to know what to do. 1y
Birdsong28 @Traci1 @Librarybelle I have been burned with that before, what I do is download the file even if I won't be reading it for ages so at least I have it as you know you can't get it once it's been archived. Both PDF's and Kindle (thats my format) expire. 📚📖 1y
Librarybelle @Traci1 Archive Date means you cannot download it to a device at that point. For the pdf titles, once you download it using one of the suggested apps, the info area of the download will tell you the title‘s expiration date. I‘ve had some that expired a week after download and others a couple months, depending upon publisher. 1y
Librarybelle @Birdsong28 @Traci1 Good to know about Kindle expiring - that has not happened to me yet, and I have quite a few downloaded from months and months ago. I too also download to the Kindle app right away to avoid the archive issue. 1y
Amor4Libros I am currently at about 56%. I used to stress out about it, but I don‘t anymore. And I download right away too so I don‘t miss the archive date. I‘ve never had any expire after I‘ve downloaded. 1y
Traci1 @Birdsong28 I didn't realize they expire. That sort of makes me feel extra pressure. What happens if you don't read it before the expiration? It just counts against your total? 1y
Traci1 @Librarybelle i guess I need to be more aware. A week certainly isn't a long time. 1y
Traci1 @Amor4Libros that makes me feel a little better. I'd hate to commit then get ready to read it and find out it had expired. 1y
Birdsong28 @Traci1 As long as you have the file downloaded you can read it anytime. I very rarely read the book unless it's some author I really like before the published date, you can still give feedback and reviews they will probably go towards any future editions. I don't think it affects your total too bad. Just read it in your own time. If you don't have the file before it expires you can't read it. 😀📚📖 1y
FantasyChick I'm at about 54% now but everytime I get a book reviewed it seems there's half a dozen new approvals so I doubt my ratio will ever be too great 😂 I download all my books through Adobe so that I can keep track of the expiry dates. I haven't lost one yet since I've been doing it that way and I tend to read in pub order. 1y
LibrarianRyan I hover around the 80% but there are many books I'm. It reading and just doing a quick look over for purchasing purposes. Librarians are allowed to just judge those things. 1y
kezzlou85 I'm at about the 58% Mark but I have loads to read. I download them direct to my kindle so there's no risk of losing them. I tend to go in publication order as much as possible but I don't always read them before they're published. Even with a lower percentage I seem to keep being accepted for more. It's dangerous cos I have enough to read as it is but keep adding more. 1y
Traci1 @FantasyChick I can't get Adobe to work on my kindle fire, and my phone is too small to read on. I've been using Aldiko for the ones that aren't mobi, which has worked ok so far. 1y
Traci1 @LibrarianRyan so as a librarian do you get automatic access to everything or do you still have to request? 1y
Traci1 @kezzlou85 it is so dangerous! I'm sitting here talking about how I'm concerned about a 52% ratio, and then I went in a requested like 5 more kid books (at least those are quick and easy to read and review). 1y
kezzlou85 @Traci1 it is. I keep avoiding the site then they email me. Ah that's clever 1y
Traci1 @kezzlou85 lol. They know how to drag us in. 1y
LibrarianRyan @Traci1 still have to request. About the only thing I get turned down for are Teen and adult books from penguin. I also have an endorsement from Library journal which helps a lot. 1y
kezzlou85 @Traci1 they sure do. 1y
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Lcsmcat
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One of four bookshelves we spent the afternoon rearranging. Now I want to read them all, and don‘t know which one to read next! #bookishproblems

catiewithac I‘m doing the same thing... it looks like I need another bookcase! 🤩 2y
Lcsmcat @catiewithac We managed to clear a few off to give away, but there‘s never enough room! 2y
CindyE09 😍😍😍 I have major shelf jealousy over here! 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍 2y
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ladyonequestion
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#cantstopstartingbooks #justonemore

I really need to #hititorquitit and tackle #mtbr 🏔️ but there are so many books I feel like reading right now!

KryssyB So true! I jokingly, but seriously said to someone the other day, ”I don't have time for a 9-5, there are too many books to read.” Lol 2y
Cinfhen Cute hashtag 2y
Kaye I‘ve never heard that #hititorquitit Good One. I could use that in lots of areas in my life. 2y
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blondie
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I was all excited about dog-sitting for my boss for a night and one day, then I realized I need to pick a book to bring with. Or 5. At least I have until Friday.

LauraBeth Your Xena is so beautiful 😻 2y
sloanghost What a sweet little face! 2y
blondie @LauraBeth @sloanghost Awww! Thank you! ♡ 2y
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Kaye
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Does anybody ever feel a bit overwhelmed at the multiple ways we can obtain books now ? New books, used books, book mail services, ereaders, reading on your phone , listening to audio. In some ways we are so lucky , but I don‘t appreciate books as much as I once did. As a kid, our library was so small, and got lots of use, so you had a limit of 4 books for 4 weeks. I felt lucky to have those 4. Now I feel like I‘m on overload. Am I the only one ?

GarthRanzz I get overloaded because it is easier to obtain them and then have an overwhelming TBR. My library growing up was a bookmobile so it was harder to get things to read unless I bought it new at the drugstore. In one way I like having all this choice and ease but it takes away from how special reading used to be. 2y
Jadams1776 I definitely don‘t appreciate physical books like I used to. Though audiobooks have made it easier for me to read more, I often miss sitting down with an actual book. 2y
Kaye @GarthRanzz I‘m glad to know I‘m not the only one. I have so many different piles, whether owned, print, audio, library.....you just do t even know where to start. I get bogged down and can‘t seem to focus when there are so many to choose from. It could be because I‘m the opposite of a hoarder. I do t know what the word is but I don‘t like clutter, don‘t like a lot of things laying here that aren‘t being used. 2y
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Chellebearss Yes! Thankfully I‘m allowed to read at work when it‘s slow but it can‘t be electronic, so print still rules in my world :-) 2y
Kaye @Jadams1776 right... I enjoy the convenience of audio a lot. So handy to fill in those gaps where your brain isn‘t doing much but your body is. I do t mind it as much having a large audio collection. They aren‘t laying here where I see them . 2y
Kaye @Chellebearss Why can‘t it be electronic? Not even an ereader ? 2y
Chellebearss @Kaye it‘s a police communication centre so we can‘t use anything that can connect to internet because of confidentiality issues. It‘s annoying but it‘s keeping me attached to my print novels :-) 2y
Kaye Oh I see. Yep that makes sense. Exciting job, though ! @Chellebearss (edited) 2y
SaturnDoo Yes at times I feel overwhelmed by the amount of books I have. But I think it stems more from the lack of time to read them. I feel like I have less time to read now that my kids are grown than when I had 2 jobs and raising them. I blame the distraction on apps,websites and other technology. 2y
taraWritesSci I sort of do, but I think the jadedness of too many poor quality or just plain bad books has killed some of the joy in finding new ones. I grew up in a remote location, also dependent upon the book mobile, and I can say I no longer have the wide-eyed trust in the possibilities of all books. Now I depend almost exclusively on recommendations which makes me sad. 😢 2y
Ruthiella I think the opposite of a horder is minimalist🤔😀 I know what you mean about too much of a good thing! Gone are the days when I just browsed the library to see what looked good. Now I have lists and goals and challenges! Whew😬 I like knowing what to read next but sometimes I miss that sense of discovery. (edited) 2y
Kaye @SaturnDoo I spend a LOT of time in here now. I‘ve pretty much stopped all my other online hangouts, so those aren‘t taking any time. I like to hang out in here , thus, less time to read. 2y
Graywacke Interesting question. Maybe the easy access does cheapen what we already have. 2y
Kaye @taraWritesSci -I must say ,being one of the Oldsters on here ,I definitely feel that the quantity has grown, but the Quality is rare. Maybe it‘s my age, but so many of the books aren‘t using my age group as their target audience. I‘m definitely not one of the little old ladies who keeps track of her Harlequins on a little notebook. Not looking for old lady books, but not happy with the large number of “grocery store books “.The quick thrill sort (edited) 2y
Kaye @Ruthiella — bingo. Minimalist. It bothers me to have clutter, or lists of things needing done. I like organized, easy to find items. Only necessities. Amen to the lists, goals, challenges. I get too burnt out on reading when it becomes regimented, timed, and a race to see who can read the most. This is supposed to be fun. 2y
Kaye @Graywacke I‘m not sure. I bet if we had other countries in here, who may not have the limitless supply of books, they‘d appreciate the books they have more than we do. 2y
Kaye ***How about this question : how many of you feel that the HUNT for more books is more thrilling than reading them ? Buying more ,filling your shelves, etc. That‘s the fun part, collecting them all. I did that with my first Kindle. I honestly had probably 800 books on it. I probably read 100 of them. The others, I collected, but they weren‘t worth the time to read once I tried them.For me, it‘s the search for a book that teaches me a life lesson 2y
rubyslippersreads @Kaye The hunt is quite thrilling, and I think Litsy has made me even more of a hunter. 😄 2y
OrangeMooseReads I do feel overwhelmed especially when it‘s time for the next read. I usually have a physical and an audio going at a given time. I LOVE the thrill of the book hunt and acquiring. It may take me 10 years to get around to reading the book, but knowing it is there when I want it gives me a smile. 2y
Kaye @rubyslippersreads Yep, me too. When you see pics of everyone else‘s‘ books, it makes you want to collect more yourself. 2y
Kaye @OrangeMooseReads That‘s great that it works well for you, and the books on your shelves give you a sense of peace, security, or whatever the word may be. I‘m just the opposite. The more I have sitting here, the more pressure I feel to get them read. Goes right back to the minimalist thing I guess. 2y
Rachellynnwright Yes I do get overwhelmed! But the worst part for me is when I criticize myself for only reading print books! Like, now that we have so many different options , if I don‘t utilize them all then I‘m just being ignorant and wasteful!!! 🙀 2y
Kaye @Rachellynnwright Oh I wouldn‘t call you ignorant and wasteful. We only have so much time in a day and we all have different forms of reading we enjoy more than others. I remember when ereaders first came on the scene. There was a huge backlash over those but I think now it‘s everyone‘s choice to read on what medium is most comfortable and convenient. It‘s ok to prefer one over all the others. I‘m constantly switching. I‘d like to settle on one. (edited) 2y
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Samplergal
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#blameItOnLitsy. Seem on Facebook this morning. 👀

aprilpohren I so relate to this! 2y
Chili That‘s exactly what mine looks like! 2y
Samplergal @aprilpohren it‘s so true. Hubby said no more as of yesterday. 2y
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Angitron 😂😂😂 2y
BookishBlonde12 Lol 😆 2y
BookwormM I am so thankful for the Kindle I have loads of books hubby has no clue about 🤣🤣 2y
Pamwurtzler @BookwormM Me too or there would be no room in my house! 2y
C.Perone I‘m almost there! 2y
MartinaLove Haha 😂 that will be me soon! 2y
heidisreads 😂🤣😂 thank goodness my #tbr pile is mostly digital 2y
Jess7 😂😂 2y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Took this pic five years ago. Since then, I‘ve purged my selves, and filled them back up again. 😏

Jess7 Pretty! 2y
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Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm
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I‘m trying to get through these four books all at once, and then three ebooks on my kindle, but my brain is not going to do what I want. So I‘ll just rotate with other ones, and hopefully, I‘ll get through them much easier. Elinor Gill is amazing! I‘m reading her book-The Moon Spun Around. She writes sort of magical, spiritual, mysterious, mystical books. I‘ve read three others of hers, and I‘ve got one other to read.

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Zoe_reads_books
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My ideal apartment layout

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks perfect to me! 2y
TommieMarie74 Mine too!! 2y
the-flashley Sorry... not really seeing anything weird about this. Just a looks like a normal apartment to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 2y
tpixie 😂😝🤪 2y
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LeafingThroughLife
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$29 and one serious lapse of judgement later, I give you......the library sale book plunder! Because it‘s January and I needed a pick-me-up....or 25. It‘s ok...we went the second day so I “wouldn‘t find as much.” 🤪

RebelReader So many good ones in that haul! 😍 2y
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BookFreakOut
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A friend sent this to me on Facebook this morning! 😂 I‘m also a fan of referring to the floor as the biggest shelf in the house, thus justifying my many scattered stacks. Happy Friday, everyone!

MCYmermaid Happy Friday! 2y
Lizpixie Laughed so hard I snorted! I‘ll have to try this on my hubby🤣 2y
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BookFreakOut @Lizpixie Good luck with that, mine wasn‘t quite convinced! 2y
Wife 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Eggs Truth 2y
Lizpixie Yeah, mine too. 2y
Zelma 😂👏👍 2y
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BooksForEmpathy
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Gahhh! I am running out of room again for books! Where do I put them all!? Because I am certainly not stopping... 🤔.

Dolly If you could just fit them under the stair treads...Wait! I have space at my house!😁 2y
saresmoore Such a good problem to have! Now, please tell me about this pillow. 2y
tomes4gnomes What a gorgeous reading area!!! 😍 2y
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Kimberlone Love your under stairs bookcases! 2y
emilyhaldi Quite the dilemma! It will be hard to beat your current presentation 😍 2y
Johanna414 That looks so cozy! 2y
Kalalalatja Looks so great! 😍 2y
Peddler410 Do you have books behind books on those shelves? That‘s what I do! 2y
callielafleur This is gorgeous! 😍 Also you can stack the extra books and just call it a side table! 😂 2y
Nutmegnc Gorgeous reading space!!! 2y
morgan_krahn Gorgeous! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Such a nice reading Corner! 2y
Eggs Lovely shelves and reading space😊❤️😊 2y
Leftcoastzen 😊 2y
MellieAntoinette Oooh I love your reading corner! 2y
ApoptyGina69 I see many of the same books I have! It might be time for milk crates stacked under the stairs. 2y
Mdargusch What a great spot! Move those potted plants! 2y
RebelReader This looks fabulous and inviting. ❤️ 2y
Gissy Beautiful photo! 2y
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Librarylady
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Visit my blog www.booksaremything.blogspot.com I've been posting my favorites of 2017 the past two days (fiction favorites yesterday, nonfiction today, and YA/middle grade tomorrow). What are your favorite books of 2017?

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Debiw781
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Hmm... way too many 😂 I believe at least 4 going right now. I try to have different formats and genres going concurrently.

@Clwojick

RaimeyGallant 3? 10? I prefer not to acknowledge it. 2y
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StaceyKondla
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This is a great article that completely justifies why I recently purchased a book about the history of hot air ballooning 😬. https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/why-you-should-stop-feeling-bad-about-all-t...

CatLass007 Love this article! 2y
Godmotherx5 A bittersweet article. Comforting to know my book piles are a sign of intelligence. Disappointing to realize very few have to do with business, financing or stats. Sounds like I need more books. 2y
DebinHawaii Great article! I feel so much better about myself now! 😆👍 2y
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Melissa_J I think this means I can go buy more books now 😂 2y
haanim Great article ☺️ 2y
emilyhaldi Love this!! 2y
AceOnRoam At least you will kill a trivia question on hot air ballooning. Fantastic article. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha! Oooh, but it‘s so much fun!! I‘ve only done it once (Hot air ballooning, not buying books) 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
StaceyKondla @CatLass007 @Godmotherx5 @DebinHawaii @Melissa_J @haanim @emilyhaldi @AceOnRoam @JanuarieTimewalker13 @LeahBergen - I'm glad you all enjoyed the article and are now better armed to defend your quest for knowledge and continued learning 😉 2y
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DuckOfDoom
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Old #TBR Photo, because I am too lazy to get out of bed. It looks about the same now, just a few different books. I just added all the pages and came out to about 30000 pages of unread books 😂 Ummm, I shouldn't have done that 😅

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Melissa_J
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I officially declare that it is indeed possible to have too many books 😬. I‘ve finally finished putting all of my new bookcases together, and I still don‘t have enough room for all of my books! So, I‘m now on a self-imposed book-buying ban 😫

Joyfulmimi I don‘t think you have too many. Buy another bookcase! Make your entire residence into a library. 😍 2y
Andrew65 I have mine double stacked on my Billy shelves and don't have enough space! And that's even with buying very few books recently, and unless I know I am going to read it again passing read books onto friends, work colleagues or charity shops. 2y
BookMaven407 😍 2y
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Rachel.Rencher That's impossible! I ended up building my own cases and basically live in a library now. 😂 but really, I could totally find space on those shelves for more! 2y
Melissa_J @Joyfulmimi @Rachel.Rencher what‘s funny is that these are my overflow shelves. I have a home library on the main level with six nine-foot built-in bookcases and they are full, too! My husband walked-in as I was finishing putting these ones together and just shook his head (well, the shelves on the right are filled with his books). 2y
Bloomingjen there's room on top 2y
Joyfulmimi That sounds wonderful @Melissa_J 2y
LeahBergen I‘m shelf-lurking ... and I see the Anya Setons! 😍😍 2y
Melissa_J @Bloomingjen yes, there sure is 👍🏻 2y
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I love her books, my favourite being Katherine. The only one I didn‘t like (of those I‘ve read) was Avalon. 2y
Gezemice I know what you mean. I have too many but a lot of mine came from different sources. I have been using the library and getting rid of books lately. 2y
LauraBrook I‘m in the same position! Still have about 10 boxes full, not to mention the 5 in the basement, all full of TBRs. And his is after I added 3 cases just like yours! Ack. I‘m having a hard time figuring out what to get rid of and what to keep and where I should draw a line of “too much”. I mean, logically, I know, but my heart disagrees. 2y
Melissa_J @Gezemice I try to get rid of books periodically, but I‘m almost at the point that I‘ve given away all of the ones I don‘t want to keep and only have keepers left. 2y
Melissa_J @LauraBrook so true. I know I don‘t need anymore books and should focus on those on my TBR pile, but I can‘t stop buying more space or no space 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
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Stephykitten
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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https://bookriot.com/2017/10/16/how-to-get-through-your-tbr-list/

......because who couldn't use this 🤓😉📚📚📚📚

TheKidUpstairs Some of these are impossible - how could I stay away from Litsy! But the first tip is a great one; I don't know if it would keep my TBR manageable, but I do often forget why I wanted to read certain books. 2y
TheKidUpstairs Oh, and #TBRBINGO is a great way to manage the third tip (if you have the willpower). @WhatDeeReads 2y
Stephykitten Agreed that it's impossible to follow some. Stay out of bookstores? 😳😱 lol 2y
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FantasyChick
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Found uses for those Amazon and book swap boxes I haven't thrown away yet!!!! Packed up my books today. Had to put them in smaller boxes for weight (men aren't as strong as they think they are 🙊). My daughter's books still need done. So it's bye bye books for the next 6 days!!!! Good thing I have my Kobo 😉
#somanybooks #moving

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IamIamIam
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Ended up filling up the bottom row pretty well too but these are the kids' books we've collected and inherited over the years. I told a friend to check with us before buying any new books for her kids!!!

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Aseleener
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Of course I would get three holds in at the same time. Of course. These holds are: Patient H.M., See What I Have Done, and The Gunslinger. But I have to finish Frankenstein first. Good thing school starts tomorrow and it will be a little quieter around here!

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Debiw781
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The easy answer here is nothing! I like too much variety in my genres and reading to read one book over and over without risking boredom. However, a couple books I've read several times are:The Hobbit, The Red Carnelian, and the Bible. #varietyisthespiceoflife

#bookishquestionoftheweek
@BookishGirl06

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WordWaller
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Decided to alphabetize the shelves and now there's not enough room on the last (ARC) shelf for everything! Trying to cull and even that is not helping 😂We wanted to wait until we move to get another shelf but I'll have to come up with something...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa A box until you move! 2y
tricours Go Tetris on them and you won't need another shelf! That's always what I do. 2y
she_barks What happens when you need to add a book in the middle of the alphabet? Do s everything have to shift? 2y
Jinjer It's a good problem to have!😂 2y
BostonBookAddict I love that you have so many books! 2y
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Sara_Planz
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I understand @Liberty . I bought a new bookcase to eliminate stacks, and well, it's not going so well. #spacejam

AnnieReads I see your problem - that bookcase is too short. 2y
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SG2014
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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RealBooks4ever Amen! 💜 2y
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quirkyreader
Too Many Books! | Gilles Tibo
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This is what is on the other side of the furnace. Boy do I need to get cracking and try to keep my book ban resolve.

goodbyefrancie Too many books? I think you spelled 'not enough bookshelves' wrong. 2y
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quirkyreader
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Now that things have settled down a bit it's time evaluate all the book boxes in the basement. This is what is on one side of the furnace.

Cinfhen 🙊 2y
Suet624 How exciting! 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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My current to-be-listened-to audiobooks. Hoping to get through most of these before the end of the month. 🎧❤️📚#tbr #currentlyreading #audiobooks

vivastory People in the Trees & Summer that Melted Everything were both 5 star reads for me. Hope you enjoy! 2y
Books_Wine_Repeat @vivastory Looking forward to them! 2y
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krismac
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Culled out some of the books from my shelves to make room for more...... these are books I've read that I don't think I would ever read again or share with anyone. Sigh.....

CrowCAH Any P&P copies? It's a modern classic, but any copy I don't have will find a happy home in my growing collection! 2y
krismac @CrowCAH - sorry I only have one copy and I'm keeping it. I have one copy of each of Jane Austen's books. Some of my favorites! 2y
CrowCAH @krismac no problem, can't hurt to ask. 2y
Gissy More space for new books! 👍 2y
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