Have you ever heard of book OCD? Me neither. But, uh, I think I might have it.
It all started yesterday, when I read a post at Whinging It – she talked about her favorite books. The Gabaldon reference made me remember I had The Fiery Cross sitting around, waiting to be read. So I went to find it. It was right there, on the basement shelf with another 15 or so books that I had bought but not read yet. Right in front of the book shelf was a cardboard box with another 20 or so books I had bought from the Mystery Guild, and beside that, another box of paperbacks that were waiting to be read. So, I thought to myself, I really should get my pile of ‘books in waiting’ all together. So, I pulled a few more out from under my bed, and then there are about 10 left to read from the 30 or so I brought back from Joan’s place in September. So, I organized them here in the bottom of my closet. There are a lot of mysteries, (Cornwall, Grimes, Paratsky, Patterson) some historical romance, some kids books (decided to re-read A Wrinkle in Time and the rest of L’Engle’s books), and a pretty big pile of self help and non-fiction. All in all, 86 ‘books in waiting’. Not including the 5 ‘in progress’ on my bedside table and the paperback in my purse. Oh, and I forgot about the 23 J.D. Robb’s on the way from Ebay.