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First, let me preface this by saying I am sleep deprived because of a day job production database situation that kept me up and tense for about 10 hours Sunday afternoon through about 2:00am Monday. So the brain is a bit mushy.  Things came right in the end, but it was scary bad for a while.


It seems to be the case that when I buy books, physical reference books in particular, eventually, I run out of places to put them. My stacks are out of control. In fact, they no longer resemble stacks. Instead, they slid around like there’s a layer of jelly between them.

If I go higher, someone, probably me, is going to get hurt.

If I go wider, someone, probably me, is going to fall down in the attempt to find floor space for my feet.

So I have had to get mean.


REALLY mean. Meaner than that Spartan cat.

I have begun to throw away books. Paper books. In my TBR. Book I bought and wanted to read. I loaned my copy of Wise Man’s Fear (a behemoth) to someone and told the loanee to take his time because when I do have time to read the book myself, I will buy it for Kindle. I just don’t do big books in paper anymore. Sorry.

Big Freaking Hardback Fantasy vs. iPad3?

The ipad3 wins. The iPad3 wins in just about every category actually.

The substructure beneath my TBR has begun to emerge.

My GOD!!!! There’s a floor here!!!!

I have found other things, too. Like, my copy of Thieves Kitchen, the Regency Underworld. I’ve been wondering where that went. People, there was a LOT of crime in the Regency.

Until such time as an eBook can adequately display the contents of some of the great, image-heavy reference books, I won’t be giving up my reference library. I suspect none of those reference books are making it to digital anytime soon.

Shame that, because eventually the presentation for books like that will be BETTER than paper.  (video, color, 3-D image rendering. — Imagine if your fashion book showed you a 360 of that gown and zoomed in on the details, or showed a person wearing it, not a mannequin but a person. THAT would be awesome. I can’t wait.)

My TBR I’m afraid, is physical toast. It’s going digital.

My Questions to You

  • How close are you to going nuclear with your physical TBR?
  • What’s in it?
  • What’s a book you’re dying to read but haven’t yet?
  • What’s the best book you’ve read lately?

Next week, Crime?

P.S. Whichever Risky was nice enough to put the cover of Not Wicked Enough in the right-hand column over there ——>
Thank you. That was really nice.

The Announcement

My Regency Historical title from 2004, The Spare, is now available on Kindle, Kindle UK and Nook. It’s a little bit of a Gothic tale in that it has a castle and a ghost (or does it?) There’s also amnesia (not total amnesia) and a hot Navy captain and a little (grown up!) red-headed girl. Here’s the cover, which a friend of mine called an erotic watercolor and Disney Does Dirty. I’m going to do some cover research with this title by switching out the cover in a bit and seeing what happens to sales.

What do you think? Different, yes, which is good. But too different?

Regardless, my long Out of Print title is now available! Yay!!!

The Confession Portion of The Blog

My TBR.  OMG. And this is just the pile I can reach from my chair, in absolutely no order. There are more, but I’m not getting up to look.

  • Devil’s Own, Veronica Wolff
  • What I Did For  Duke, Julie Anne Long
  • Visions of Magic, Regan Hastings
  • Silver Borne, Patricia Briggs
  • The Lady Most Likely, Quinn et al
  • Lion’s Heat, Lora Leigh
  • How to Marry a Duke, Vicky Dreilling
  • Miss Madcap, Joan Smith
  • Ravished by a Highlander, Paula Quinn
  • Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss (loaned out hard copy, have eBook on iPad)
  • No Control, Shannon K. Butcher
  • Tall Tales and Wedding Veils, Janes Graves
  • No Regrets, Shannon K. Butcher
  • Hostage Zero, John Gilstrap
  • Dreamfever, Karen Marie Moning
  • Living Nightmare, Shannon K. Butcher
  • Luck of the Wolf, Susan K. Krinard
  • Wolfsbane, Patricia Briggs
  • Unveiled, Courtney Milan
  • The Mockingbirds, Daisy Whitney
  • Dreams of a Dark Warrior, Kresley Cole

And that doesn’t include eBooks, except for Rothfuss.

The pile is only going to get bigger and deeper as my deadline approaches because I can’t stop buying books.

What’s in your TBR (print or eBook)?

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