Book Gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you have run out of things to read?
If there is a controlled buyer out there, I would really like to meet them! I’m certainly not one. I can’t hold back. That’s why my TBR pile is 350 books strong, mostly books that my mom is generous enough to buy me from our favorite charity shop. I buy new books, too, in alarming quantities. I should curb my book buying habits. I’m much better when I’m poor, as now. I’ve told Keith that I’ll certainly catch up because we’re too poor to buy many books, but he thinks that as soon as I get a job and have an income that I’ll be using the extra to get more and more books. Heh. Heh. We’ll see. I do have so many books these days that it takes me a half hour just to choose what I want to read next if I haven’t decided it already. I’ve started pulling out two or three books at once and reading them in a row to avoid these choices. A little like my read-a-thon pile, only smaller!
Secondly, I have a very special announcement to make. We are all book bloggers but we also have lives outside these blogs. When special events happen, we want to celebrate together, because we are a community. With this in mind, Amy, Michele, and I have put together the Book Blog Social Club so that we can celebrate virtually, the same way we all know each other. We’re kicking off with a baby shower for Jen at Devourer of Books tomorrow.
Of course, the website was designed for all of us to take part and host our own parties and celebrations. We invite you to make use of it in the future, on a first come first served basis. All you have to do is send an email to bookblogsocialclub at gmail dot com and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you!