The latest blogging assignment from the BBAW folks is to take a photo of your TBR pile.
Let me say upfront that I’m only doing this because I love all of you. (And I want to see yours. Hey, it’s only fair. 🙂
This here is my TBR on my night table. (Is it nighttable or night table?) Mind you, it’s just my library books. (With the exception of two of them.) This doesn’t take into consideration the 225 books that are on the bookshelves in the library. Or the several books in my car. Or the one in my purse. Or my audiobooks.
While I am humiliating myself, I might as well go all out and show you each of the four piles, in the order that they were taken out/are due back and hence, are intended to be read. And in the spirit of the fun that is BBAW, I’ll try and do this in verse. Ahem. (A poet I am not.)
Now I lay me down to sleep
But, oh, look at all these books I keep
Checking out of the library every week
Yes, this TBR pile ain’t for the meek.
There’s something for everyone, I’ve got it all here
Julia Glass’ I See You Everywhere
If I want short stories, I’m all set
(And oh, there’s The Woman Who Can’t Forget!)
Short stories, yes, they do abound
Pen/O. Henry Awards and the New Yorker’s Wonderful Town
And Oates’ Dear Husband (look, mine’s starting to frown)
Maybe I should be listening to When Ghosts Speak
And Dreams from My Father
By Barack Obama, who I’d love to meet.
Do I really need a book to tell me that Heaven is Real?
Here’s another TBR pile … keep your eyes peeled!
Now here’s where I went on a YA binge
(Though An Egg on Three Sticks kinda makes me cringe)
Do You Hear Me, Mr. Lincoln? Remember This
If I wind up Making It All Work, ‘twould be quite bliss
Or I could Make Lemonade, remember The Summer Guest
Reading An Abundance of Katherines
Is it time for a rest?
Is this The Life You Longed For
Or the Time of My Life
(A Mercy says the husband
These books are consuming my wife! )
Pretty soon I’ll catch up with Falling Man
And I’d imagine The Confessions of Max Tivoli will be quite grand.
Oh, wait, I’ve got more! Here’s pile three!
A Mad Desire to Dance
with The Laws of Harmony!
There’s The Sweet In-Between
and The Song Is You
Forces for Good
(did I bite off more than I can chew?)
I couldn’t resist Paper Towns
or A Gate at the Stairs
Will I get to all of these books
Will someone bet me or dare?
And these are the books
I got on Saturday
Do Not Deny Me
Is that what my books say?
Or is this Anything But Typical
When the Labels Don’t Fit
I’m a book lover, it’s true
This I’ll freely admit
There’s just a few more now
We’re winding down the pile
We’ve been here a thousand years
Yes, these books might take me awhile
Willow, it’s the Street Gang:
The History of Sesame Street
The Soloist and oh, this one
It sounds especially neat
Because I Am Furniture
Look, it’s written in verse
Gee, my TBR pile is embarrassing
Please tell me … does yours look worse?