I am a book hoarder for sure. I buy books by authors I love, or in series I have enjoyed. Then, some of them sit on the shelf, languishing unread. Why? There are several reasons, but I am going to share a few.
Book: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
I love Clare’s books. But, each time she starts a new series, I hesitate for a long time. I think its a bit of an apprehension-will this one live up to the hype? Also, I usually LOVE to listen to these on audio, but this time, it’s a narrator I am unfamiliar with so I haven’t attempted it. So yes, I have the audio version and a signed 1st edition hardback-both unread.
Book: Multiple books from the Black Dagger Brotherhood series
I gobbled up books 1-4, and have read several of the newer ones. I have many of the books in the middle, but I just haven’t made time to read them. Sometimes, there are just so many amazing new releases that I want to read NOW, my TBR doesn’t get touched. I keep saying I’m gonna change…but I know I won’t!
Book: The Argeneau series by Lyndsay Sands
So, I read part of one of the books and really didn’t like it. The heroine was in her 60’s and it was just weird for me. But, I have gotten several from publishers and in book boxes. Seriously, I have a bunch of them. But I just can’t get past my first attempt. This one is more of a hesitation because I just don’t know if I will like it. And, as I mentioned before, my TBR is neglected so I would be mad if I ended up trying to read another one only to dislike it as well!
Books: Pretty much every book I have gotten from Book of the Month
I picked the books because they sounded interesting. Why have I only read like 3 of them? I don’t know! I think it’s a combination of fear of the unknown, and fear of disliking it and wasting my precious reading time. Sigh.