Hiatus Means Time to Tackle the TBR Pile

Bright light – hurting eyes….I have this week emerged from the depths of the writing cave. I had to bury myself in my WIP (This Shadow Life) the last few weeks to meet a deadline that got brought forward and I’m now back in the sunlight and I’m going to take  two weeks off my WIP. Two weeks not even thinking about it, so I’m fresh and ready to attack what will hopefully be the last round of edits before I throw myself back into the query trenches.

So, what will I be doing with all this time on my hands? Well, this week is school hols in OZ, so that actually means no spare time. But, next week, when I’m “free” again during the day, I’m planning on getting some crafting done. I might even manage to get some Christmas cards made and I might actually get them sent off this year (OK, don’t hold your breath).

And the other momentous feat I’m hoping to achieve, is to make a dent in my To Be Read Pile (or more accurately, piles).

I have several TBR piles. This is the one beside my bed.

some light reading in bed

some light reading in bed

I’ve started Simmering Season by the lovely Jenn J McLeod (who lives in cyber space here)  and if I can get that one finished, I’ll be REALLY happy, because, you see I am THE slowest reader in the world. So to knock just one book off the pile will be an achievement.

There is also a TBR in the guest bedroom…

keeping guests comfortable

keeping guests comfortable

A bit of an eclectic mix. If you ever come visit, you’ll have plenty to choose from (especially if you include the already read piles and hubby’s collection of fantasy!)

And then there’s the TBR books in a cute little shelf unit in the living room…

shelf 2

shelf 1

shelf 1

shelf 2

Lord knows when I’ll get to them.

And that’s not including the ones on my bookshelf. Which is far too messy for me to share a photo of with you, so you’ll just have to use your imaginations for that one. A little something like this…

ok,  maybe not quite this bad...

ok, maybe not quite this bad, but you get the picture…

And of course, with any TBR pile, the biggest question is…

Which one is next?

How do you decide which book to read next???

S 🙂


4 thoughts on “Hiatus Means Time to Tackle the TBR Pile

  1. krystal jane

    Two weeks makes for a perfect break. I love all those pictures of your books! ^_^ I always have such a hard time picking a next book to read. Lately, I’ve been picking up whatever I think I can get through the fastest. Ha, ha!

    YAY for finishing up your story!! Kudos and Congratulations and pats on the back! Missed you, but writers always get passes for being in the writing cave. 😉

  2. Gail Margaret

    Quite often I will read something that has been recommended by a friend, which means you can navigate away from what the book looks like or perhaps what the blurb says (no, not really). I have only been disappointed once by a recommendation from a friend, but she is still my friend…I just don’t ask her what she’s been reading lately – although I should have twigged when she said she loves ‘Hello’ (somewhat trashy mag)! As for getting through the TBR piles, it will probably never happen if we are honest, but isn’t half the joy just looking forward to the read? Can’t wait for ‘This Shadow life’ though! Get a move on SD!

    1. sandiedocker Post author

      Yeah, the problem with the TBR pile is it keeps on growing. I tell myself every time I go near a book shop that I WILL NOT buy any more books until I make a dent in the unread ones I already have. But I always do ;). I’m doing my best to get ‘Shadows’ finished, G. I can’t wait for you to read it too.


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