I have a confession to make…
I want to name and shame myself as a kindle book hoarder.
I have so many books on my kindle and I honestly cannot remember the last time I read anything on it! I can’t believe how little I used it considering how much they were when I paid for it, not too pricey but for something I’ve used very little it was a lot!
I’m pretty bad for hoarding books in general, but at least I am constantly reading my physical books, they are always moving around on my shelves and moving positions in the TBR importance pile in my head..
My kindle, at the time of this post, has a total of; 47 books to be read, those I have bought from Amazon; 21 books from Netgalley, those I have requested and not got round to reading yet; and two books sent from publishers to review.
This is terrible. I know I need to read these, but I forget they are there, I forget that I need to read them and when I go for a new book I instantly go to my paper books… because they take up more shelf space, because they can be seen and I can think, I need to get that tbr pile down. The TBR pile doesn’t go down if its not seen unless you are looking at a screen…
However, a further part of this problem is that I really don’t like reading from my kindle. Its nothing to do with the device, I think that is brilliant, but I don’t have a commute which I can read on and I rarely go out the house, to somewhere I have chance to read. When I try reading it at home I feel silly, like its a travel accessory, rather than a device for reading..
I was wondering if it was just me that feels this way? Do you have similar feelings towards your kindle/ereader? Do you have a preference, even if its not one that is conscious?
I made it one of my new years reading resolutions to read more from my kindle and I am hoping that I get my virtual TBR on it down by the end of the year, lets hope so eh?!