My computer was giving me fits Saturday night, so I spent the time I should have been writing today cleaning out my car.
What can I say? Procrastination is a disease. 😉
I’m fighting a bigger disease, though. After decluttering my car, I took a bunch of the books I’d accumulated to the used bookstore. I decided that, as much as I might want to, I’m never going to have time to read certain books — so they might as well not continue to clutter up my living space.
While I waited for the staff to evaluate my offering, I browsed — where else — in the romance section. Big mistake. I found not one, but two books to add to my already massive TBR pile. (And, with time and an unlimited budget, I probably could have found several more.)
So even though I got rid of about five books, I ended up adding two more to my stacks.
I also spent a couple hours last night browsing on my Nook, adding books to my e-wish list for the next time I have money to go on a buying spree.
I already have enough reading material to last me for years — especially at the rate I’m reading these days, and I’m browsing for more?
It’s a disease, I tell you. A terrible, wonderful disease. I can’t wait to go to RWA Nationals, because I hear there are free books up for grabs.
What’s a few more books added to my TBR pile, right? I’ll have time to read them … someday.
I’m sure someone else will tell you, Arlene, but they’re not just talking “a few books.” I brought an empty suitcase with me last year and it was FILLED with books when I came home. And I could have had more. I had gone to a particular publisher’s book signing, came back to my room, dumped the books on my bed and left again. My rommate later told me that the book fairy threw up on my bed. Hee.
I’m sure you’ll hear this, too, but bring pre-paid postage boxes with you. The line to mail stuff home was HUGE. (I had the advantage of driving last year, so I didn’t have to worry about it.)
You’re going to have SO MUCH FUN at the conference.
I did hear something about bringing flat-rate boxes with me. I’ll have to do that.
I thought it was bad before I got my nook. Now that I have my nook, it is 20 times worse. At the libraries digital website I have a long list, and when I check them out, I can’t seem to get them read before theyare returned. So I have to check them out again. Add in the hard copy stuff I have checked out and all the books I own to read, my husband thinks I am crazy!
Hey, completely off topic – have you sent your MS to the editor that requested it from the Beacon?
I also suffer from this disease. My TBR shelf is overflowing! Yet, I’m always buy more. *sigh* I need a year vacation to get caught up.