July 4, 2011

Happy 4th and Monday Memes


Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading 
Today's question:
This week’s musing (courtesy of the BookCrazy Yahoo! group) asks…

Below is a link to an NPR discussion about the simple fact that there’s no way you can read, see and experience all the things that are available to be experienced. The two methods for dealing with it are culling (i.e., cutting out certain genres that don’t interest you, etc.) or surrender (i.e., just making peace with the facts and enjoying what you can in the time that you have).
So, do you cull, or do you surrender? Or do you do both?
My answer:
I would say I do both.  I definitely cull and proud of it lol.  While I blog hop, visiting my blogging buddies, to see what they are reading, I will read their reviews, even though I know it is a genre I will never read. However, I feel it allows me to know the blogger a little bit better by what they are reading, what they like and how they write their review.  I definitely surrender to the genre that brings me enjoyment and it is evident.  I do not have a tbr pile, I have an oversized 5 shelf tbr bookcase that is stuffed with books waiting to be read.  And I blame it all on blogging  lol.  Since I found this great community, my list has tripled.  What saddens me, at times, is when I look at the books on those shelves and wonder if I will even make a dent, especially at my age.  That is why I have renamed my list to "my tbr bucket list".  And since today is also Mailbox Monday, I am off to add more books to the list lol.
July is being hosted by Gwen from A Sea of Books
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
First, I want to thank Gwen for taking the time to host Mailbox Monday this month, one of my favorite memes.

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Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

Those are new titles to me. Tempest in the Tea Leaves looks interesting. Happy reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you enjoy both books that were in your mailbox!

Unknown said...

Oh, I also have not so much a TBR pile as bookcases of books waiting for my attention. LOL

Here's mine:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I get caught up reading blogs that I don't have time to pick up a book!

Here's my answer

Lovely site, by the way!

caite said...

I think I tend more to surrender.
Sure, you must cull to some degree (so many books, so little time...), but I also think you have to stay a little open to every genre. Especially if it come with a really strong recommendation. :-)

bermudaonion said...

I've pretty much accepted that I will never have the time to read everything I want to read. I hope you're having a great holiday, Cheryl!