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28 December 2013 @ 11:08 pm
the TBRS project  

Y’know, I’m genuinely a little concerned about my TBR shelf project (the one where I have to clear out about 70% of my TBR shelf before I can buy anything new), just because it’s harder to read fiction when I’m writing it* and I have to get an awful lot of writing done next year. Somehow.

If I was planning a massive *re-read* project (aside from the GGK thing, which is not massive), I’d be in much better shape. It’s far easier to read things I’ve already read. Less anticipation, I think, and the familiar lines aren’t distracting from the creation of new stuff in my head, or something. Re-reads and cosy mysteries that I can knock off in about 70 minutes: those are saving graces for my Have-Read list, the past few years. And graphic novels, actually; not so many words in graphic novels.

There’s a bunch of cosies I want to be able to read next year, too. I guess I’d better order them before the end of the year, eh? :)

In other news, Ted got me the *entire* Benjamin January series (by Barbara Hambly) backlist in hardcover for Christmas, so I might be doing a January re-read too. Especially since there are now, I believe, 12 of them.

Yeah, this isn’t boding well for the TBRS…

*Not at the actual same literal time, you goddamn pedants. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on December 28th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
I spent most of December re-reading favorite books (this year it was humorous romances by Brit author Trisha Ashley), because my brain is too fried by running the shop to be able to concentrate on new stuff.

Any second now it had better become un-fried, though, because I have a prequel novella to write...