I am very happy with the fact that I have read 18 books so far this month! I was going to write a review, but I like to have the book beside me when I write one, and unfortunately I don't have the book that needs to be reviewed with me! I had a really bad reading year last year, so I am crossing my fingers that I can actually get a real handle on my TBR pile this year. Plus, I love to read, so it is not like it is torture to do so, right? And, the torturous things I just ignore. Like, how large IS my TBR pile? I will probably never count... Or, how many series do I have partly started? I actually am sort of looking at that this year! I am not going to hide. I think I have a lot on the go, so hopefully I can finish a few. And, well, I will start more, but that's me! I join challenges and receive ARCs of books, but I never really let those things dictate what I read. I read for fun. I pick up the book that I want to read, and if it works for a challenge, great! If it doesn't, I just want to know that I enjoyed reading it. I think I got bogged down in what was 'necessary' last year. This year, I am just reading whatever.
I learned a valuable lesson tonight: Don't leave graphic novels in my car in the winter! I always have a little TBR pile in my car because I hate not having a book! I left the next Fables book in my car last night! I didn't mean to. I said I was going to go get it, but then the charming comedian started telling me a story... Which, I am sure was fascinating at the time, but I honestly can't remember what he said. I ended up listening to him talk for like an hour (I love the fact that he talks more than I do). So, I ended up just starting another book. Well, earlier this evening I decided I was going to read the next Fables book and the pages are distorted! I was really not impressed at myself (although, I blamed it on him... He was the one talking!). Anyway, so I went flying around the house looking for really large books to pile on the graphic novel to try and make it go back to normal. I thought I was pretty obvious about this, but the charming comedian came by the table and paused. I was reading and looked up to see what the problem was. He wanted to know why there was a tower of books on the coffee table. When I told him why, he just shook his head and continued on his way... So, yes, pray for my poor little book! (Just kidding, of course!)