Top 10 anxiety? I totally wasn’t kidding. My manageable little list of 30 has doubled within the past few days. I went from babysitting one well-behaved list to barely surviving two evil twin lists. I bet when I turn my back, they’ll both giggle maniacally and run off to clog the toilet.
The Breakdown (which hopefully won't lead to me breaking down):
---I have a series of hold requests totaling around 25. A good chunk of these books are the “must-reads” of the adult world. I’m lucky that kids read faster than grown-ups, because if I had to wait like this for every book on my list, I’d probably already have children. (I’m at 357 for Freedom and 176 for Room: A Novel.)
---My 39-book “backlist” is an assortment of catch-up YA, some adult fiction, some writing how-tos, and a few select genre books. This will be added to in the coming year, as I have my eye on 10 or so titles coming down the publishing pipeline.
---I have 7 books out currently, 3 of which are going back today. These will be exchanged for 7 more. Then, I’m hopefully taking a breather and watching things tick down.
With these numbers, there’s no book resolution I can wrap my brain around at this time. It’s going to be a mad free-for-all, which is kind of how I like it. (Doable resolution: Write my reviews closer to when I actually finish the books. My current schedule should put me at “current” by the end of the week.) Wish me luck?