I don’t know about you but my September TBR Pile has grown to a level that I’ve realized there is no way I’ll be able to read and review all the books on time. I’ve talked to others and I think we are all in a similar place for this next month. I have been telling myself that I’m not stressed, I’ll get to them on my own time and it’ll be okay.
I keep saying that (over and over) but I still stare at the pile and feel intimidated and honestly it has sort of thrown me into a slump. I’ve knocked away at some of the books but I still feel that there are too many for me to handle while having a life too. And, to add to my stress, I decided to start a sister blog for my Lego obsession (aptly named My Friends Are Minifigures). It’s not live yet but I’m plotting what I’ll be posting. I’ve made a commitment to myself that I won’t let it stress me out or become a burden. My Friends Are Fiction will continue to be where the majority of my time and effort goes.
I’ve read a handful of posts on how to cope with all the review books like Debbie’s post last week on How to Manage your Blog (and Reading Schedule) and Octavia’s event going on this month ARC August. I love to read your advice so if you have a post dedicated to this subject please link to it in the comments!
What has been my method of coping? Well, I have been reading October books- yes, I threw out my reading list and have been reading whatever strikes my fancy. I figure I might as well get ahead on October now.
I’d love to hear from you- does an overwhelming TBR pile stress you out, put you in a slump or motivate you? Do you have any tips you can link?