Weekly Geeks v9.32: Why Haven’t I Read This Yet?

I know I’ve been a little sporadic with my Weekly Geeks posts, some of the themes just haven’t been “me”, but I’m back with this weeks theme.  It’s one I’ve been thinking about lately and Weekly Geeks is giving me an excuse to write about it.  Here’s the details:

I think just about every reader has a least one book that they’ve been meaning to read for awhile (months or even years) but, for one reason or another, they just haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe it’s a book a friend recommended last year, or a title you’ve flirted with in a bookstore on more than one occasion, or maybe it’s a book that’s sitting right there on your bookshelf, patiently waiting for you to pick it up — but the thought is always there, in the back of your mind: Why haven’t I read this yet?

This week, tell us about a book (or books) you have been meaning to read. What is it? How long have you wanted to read it? And, why haven’t you read it yet?

What books have I’ve been meaning to read, but haven’t gotten around to yet?  Where do I start?  I’m a huge fan of Carrie Vaughn and I couldn’t wait until Kitty Raises Hell came out.  I went out and bought it the day it was released.  It’s still sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read.  Why haven’t I read it?  I couldn’t tell you.  For some reason, I haven’t picked it up yet.  The same is true for Katie MacAlister’s Up in Smoke. I love the Aisling Gray/Silver Dragons world and I just haven’t been in the mood for it.  That’s been a lot of my reading problems lately.  My TBR shelf is overflowing and I have no idea where to start!  I’ll go out and buy books I’m dying to read, stick them on my shelf to read after I finish whatever I’m curently reading and then I end up forgetting them.  I think a lot of my problem is that the shelf is very intimidating.  With so many choices, I have no clue where to start.  I mean, how do you chose between Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready and The Vampire Queen’s Servant by Joey W. Hill?  Or how about Wages of Sin by Jenna MacLaine and The Dangerous Book for Demon Slayers by Angie Fox?  That’s not even counting the books that haven’t come out yet.  I so can’t wait to read Blood Promise by Richelle Mead and Doubleblind by Ann Aguirre.  There are so many great books out there, how do you determine which ones to read first and which can wait? If you have to ask me, that’s probably the #1 problem every book lover has – there are just too many great books and so little time to read them.

So I really have no excuse as to why I haven’t read them yet except for the fact that I have a huge number of books I want to read, sitting on a shelf, waiting for me to get to them.  So what books are sitting in your TBR stack/shelf/box/etc and why haven’t you gotten to them yet?

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I am a 30-something SAHM with two adorable boys and a supportive husband who is very tolerant of my reading addiction. I love to read and easily go through about a dozen books a month – well I did before I had kids. Now, not so much. After my first son was born, I began to take my hobby of reviewing a little more serious and started Literary Escapism to help with my sanity. I love to discuss the fabulous novels I’ve read and meeting all the wonderful people in the book blogging community has been amazing.


  1. I can’t tell you how many books I have bought the first day I saw them because I HAD to have it, and I still haven’t read yet. It’s terrible really.

  2. Kiss & Hell and Darkborn…

    I have a bunch of interlibrary loans that keep showing up, so I haven’t read the books I actually OWN!

  3. I just have too many. I keep finding them at the used bookstore, or I’ll pick up one or two when I’m an B&N. Waiting to be read…the whole VA series, Gerry Bartletts series, Rachel Vincents books. Actually, I just started the shifter series, promicing myself I WOULD NOT BUY AND NEW BOOKS UNTIL I READ SOME OF THE TITLES ON THE BOOKSHELF. Problem is I know I am drving by B&N today, can I resist?

  4. I have the Plucker by Brom that has been sitting on my shelf for years now. Every time I look at it, I get excited to read it, but I never do. When I heard Patricia Briggs was coming out with Cry Wolf, I really wanted to read the book. After winning it…I never read it. There are more, a lot more actually. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t read them yet. I’ll have to…one of these days.

    ~ Popin

  5. I know what you mean! I also have “Kitty Raises Hell.” and a whole bunch of others sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me to read, but others keep popping up and jumping the line. My goal this summer was to get through most of them.. and instead, I ended up starting my own little review blog, and now I feel (sometimes rightly so) that the books I’m sent by authors or won in contests should be ahead of the others. But I will get to them, I have to have a slow day sometime, right? One can hope!

    Morning Glow

    • I felt like that for a long time and then I realized my reading average was going down or I just wasn’t reading as much. It was like I was trapped into reading these certain novels regardless of whatever mood I was in. Hence the reason I came up with my policy. If it’s been published, it gets added to my TBR and no guarantee when the review will be posted. If it hasn’t been published, then I’ll have the review posted prior to its release date. I figure anyone who is going to send me ARCs should have their review posted prior to its release (or at the latest on release day). Anything else, I’ll get to when I get to. My policy may have cut back on the number of review requests I get, but I’m not feeling as overwhelmed as I was either.

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