Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday means it's Hopping Time!

Another week down!   I don't know about all of you, but this week seemed to fly by --  and here we are again at the Book Blogger Hop.
why yes, I do believe I'll hop!

I always look forward to the Hop, even if it means I spend a bit too much time noodling around online.  I think it's great that Jennifer always hosts -- and it's her 5-year anniversary today, so stop on over and leave her a nice little message, okay?   

This weekend might not have as much hopping for me -- I'm working tomorrow, and have family plans for Sunday .....  but I'm still going to go around and visit as much as I can.

This week's question is:  "How many books are currently in your TBR (to-be-read) pile?"   Um....  maybe I should just count what's physically in the library bag right now, which is 8.    I used to keep an Excel spreadsheet of what I wanted to read and it got to about 2000 books before I stopped adding to it.   Now, I just try to manage things through my library account, putting things on hold for myself and making a few notes.     I will say this --- being a librarian is both a blessing and a curse if you're a book addict like myself.   I manage certain parts of the collection (meaning -- I order books) and that means I'm always looking at Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and a ton of other review sources.   Which means ....  I am always seeing what shiny, new books are coming out.    Add to that all of the great books I hear about from book bloggers and it's easy to see how my TBR list could get completely overgrown and out of control.    I just try to stay on top of it.

Have a great weekend, everyone!!!  


Whitney said...

I wish I had 8, it sounds so manageable. Have a wonderful weekend!

The Book Angel said...

8 is a great number! It's so easy to read 8 books. I have a little number too! :) My to buy list though, huge! AND I love your blog! haha.

My Hop is here:

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hopping by...and I have a bit more than eight...but I, too, only count the ones physically present. In my house or on my e-reader.


Kat @ NoPageLeftBehind said...

I keep an excel spreadsheet :) I'm trying really hard to keep it at a manageable level...we'll see! I think being a librarian would make it much harder for me - I don't know how you do it!

Jenni Elyse said...

Wow! 2000! I can see why being a librarian is a blessing and a curse. I thought 907 was bad! I not only keep an Excel spreadsheet, but I keep track on Shelfari and Goodreads too. At some point, I need to start reading more instead of managing all my lists, lol.

Silsbee said...

Hopping by... ;)

1. Love the bunny.
2. I completely understand the dilemma of being a book-loving library staffer -- the things are everywhere! *g*
3. 8 physical books in the bag seems reasonable. I need to pare down, I think. ... Or not. ;)

Here's mine.

Nice to 'meet' you!

The Phantom Paragrapher said...

I agree with the Library job being both a blessing and a curse Lol
New Follower
I have a Never-ending list of TBR's :)

Karen said...

Love your bunny picture!
You are the second person who mentioned keeping spreadsheets. I would find that too
Have a great weekend!

Teacher/Learner said...

I could see how 2000+ books on the TBR list could get unruly to manage. I think if I wrote down every book I saw on just the book blogs I visit, I'd be in deep trouble :D Have a great weekend!

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