Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Does anyone else ever feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of books out there? I'm starting to really feel the pressure about all the new YA releases, and the classics I've yet to read. I feel obligated to read them all, especially since I hope to one day be a YA or teen librarian. I need to know this literature cold—but I feel like I'm constantly behind.
Being a part of the book blogging community has certainly added many great titles to my TBR list, but the more I see, the more I want to read, and the less time I have. Add to that my compulsion to exercise at least 3 times a week (or if I have a free couple of hours), and that's even less time. (This wasn't so bad when my treadmill worked, but now I can't read and run at the same time—poop.)
I'm finding that listening to books on CD in my car as I drive around to all the places I need to be has helped whittle it down a bit. I just finished listening to Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork (look out for a review later this week), and really enjoyed it. Plus I'm spending my driving time doing something worthwhile. Two birds with one stone, woot. This is why you'll notice more audiobook reviews from me.
How does everyone else handle this? From an informal Twitter survey, I found some people feel the same way I do, while others relish the thought of being buried in books and always having something to read. Thoughts?
Posted by Tahleen at 7:13 PM