I have a terrible problem- I not only collect books (Good lord, keep me out of a bookstore!) but I compulsively start new books as well.
I started "When Darkness Falls" by Mercede's Lackey a few years ago after reading the previous two in the series. For some reason it got put aside, and I'm only just now getting back to it. And by just now, I mean two months ago. It's migrated to my car to be a "read for a few minutes before work" book.
I found a used copy of "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton at a store in town and snapped it up with several other used books on sale. Started it, and am now about a third of the way through, but it's become a "Car Book" as well, and it gets read in snippets before work.
I picked up "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness during a special outing to Barnes and Noble, and Brandon Sanderson's "The Way of Kings" the next day as B&N didn't have the hardcover. Both ended up getting started and I'm about halfway through both.
I'm also reading Raymond Feist's "Magician: Apprentice" at work during breaks, as I have the ebook version on my phone. And much to some people's horror, I'm a bathroom reader as well, and currently a copy of "Abarat" by Clive Barker is residing in the basket in there, being reread in preparation for the third of the series (FINALLY!) coming out.
Don't ask me how I keep all the plot lines in order in my head, I've never had a problem with it. Even picking up the Lackey book after years, it comes back to me as I read. The trouble is it takes quite the long while to accomplish anything when you read everything by turn! And what's worse is two MORE books arrived today, "Library: An Unquiet History" and "So You Want To Be a Librarian"; Unable to get my Masters Degree at this time, I figured that was no excuse to stop learning!
Does anyone else have this 'problem'? How do you get through your massive stack of current reads?
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