Monday, October 11, 2010

When indecision hits!

I know I've talked before about some of my reading hangups, the ones that especially show my eccentric TBR tendencies.

Each weekend begins with a sense of promise -- a stack of books I'm determined to make my way through, taking advantage of the two and half days of seemingly no responsibility. (But really, who ever has a weekend with nothing to do? It takes maximum effort to take a weekend off since it's time you can be using to finish up things that couldn't be done during the work week.) And then by the time Sunday night rolls around, I'm struck with the overwhelming disappointment that I, in fact, got nothing at all accomplished.


I would tell you how I spent my weekend (embarrassingly, countless hours playing Naughty Bear), but one of the massive ways that I waste time on these particular weekends is by trying to decide what book to read next. I know! I get so stuck on making a decision, that I can't make a decision! By the time I settle on a read, I've wasted precious weekend time off that I can't get back. Argh! It's the same indecision that causes me to pack more books than I can carry on any trip I take, swapping books in my carry on as I'm walking out the door for the airport.

I guess it's just one of the many curses of being a book junkie. So many books, so little time : )


Tez Miller said...

This is why I have two lists - they make the decisions for me ;-) One organised by release date, the other organised by page length. Shorter page-length books get read first - longer books are too daunting ;-)

readerbuzz said...

Perhaps you should have joined in the Readathon this past weekend. I ended up finishing eight books!

Becky LeJeune said...

Tez, I do have a list by release date. For October, I also set aside a stack of Halloween reads. And I also have some firsts in series to catch up with some series in progress that I wanted to tackle this week, too. None of it helps narrow down the choice!

I have thought about the Readathons. I should definitely plan to do one.

Lori's Reading Corner said...

I had the same problem this weekend. It took me forever to pick something. I just wasn't sure what I was in the mood for. I had just finished Michael Connelly's new book and didn't know if I wanted another mystery, women's fiction, cozy or what. It was getting to the point I was going to lay 5 books on the floor and whichever one the dog went to first was what I was going to read :)

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Becky LeJeune said...

I have totally done that, Lori! I put books out for the cats to pick : )