I love reading. Really, I do. I love all sorts of books:
Church books, self-help books, fiction, fantasy, Louis L’Amour, mountain climbing, curtain-making, non-fiction, parenting books, and even every now and then a tame romance novel!
My problem is that A)my days have only 24 hours and I really need to be asleep during 9 of those hours, B) I also love sewing and blogging and traveling and gardening and all sorts of other things, and C) people in this house expect to have clean laundry occasionally.
I love our library system, and the ease with which I can now put a book—almost any book—on hold. Then magically I’ll get an email in my inbox telling me that my newest hold is in, and I’ll pick it up at the library and add it to my ever-growing, never-ending pile of books to read.
I have books everywhere, and am usually reading several at the same time. But no matter how many places I read how many books, I can never get through them all. As I get ready to leave for my twin-helping trip to Utah I will have to return a bunch of unread books to the library. I hate that! They need to be read! I want to know what they say! How will I remember which ones I didn’t finish so that I can re-request them when I get back? And will I be able to finish them before we leave for Utah on our family vacation???
These questions cause me stress…
So here is my question for you—how do you keep track of books you want to read without just checking them all out over and over again? And don’t tell me Goodreads—there has to be a better way!
(At least the library let’s you renew a book as many times as you want now unless someone else has requested it…)