You know, here I was talking about reading too many books and this morning I found myself wondering what I am going to read as I finish these longer books. So, looks like I will be keeping up my quantity of reading for a while longer. Reading shorter books at work and reading 50-100 pages of the longer books when I am home.
I have it all figured out:
The Singing Sword replaced by The Eagles' Brood - Jack Whyte (book 3)
The Historian replaced by The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons (finally)
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow replaced by Into the Wilderness - Sara Donati (only because book two by Gemmell isn't out yet, not that Donati is bad.)
The First Man in Rome replaced by The Grass Crown - Colleen McCullough (book 2)
The Tea Rose replaced by A Soldier of the Great War - Mark Helpin (just because I wanted this book really bad when I bought it and STILL haven't read it)
World Without End replaced by White - Rosie Thomas (this one was hard, I have the sequel to Russell's novel, but I was lent this Thomas book and really should give it back to my friend)
So, I think I am crazy, but I have come to like the variety. The only two really similar authors are McCullough and Whyte, but only because both are covering the Romans. I was really in a lull readingwise, but I think it was because my to read pile has gotten a little daunting. I may not be making any more progress than before, but for some reason this method makes me feel like I am. When I take these books and pile them near one another, it looks like I did something. It may not stay like this, but oh well.
What about the rest of you bloggers? Do you ever feel daunted by mount tbr? What do you to make it feel like you have made a dent? What does it take for you to feel like you should stop buying books? Do you actually stop buying them? And are you people that like really large books because of the challenge or would you rather stick with littler ones?