I have some problems. Bookish problems. I have way too many! I have a personal library of books that has every shelf full. A few bookcases packed and even double-stacked! A kindle with over 1000 eBooks. And I don't want to even look at my Arc stacks/list again! Everything is out of control! I have books in stacks, and even a few boxes full. Books I meant to read years ago that are collecting dust! I have tried buying bans, stopped logging onto Netgalley and even cut way back on library usage. That just sent me into some nasty depressions. I love my book collections! I think at times the collection and ability to admire them has some enjoyable merit in itself. Books are my splurge. Who care about clothes, going out to eat, etc. I like to read and adding a new books to my shelves also brings lots of joy.
But right now, it is a two-edged sword. With personal pressure to start reading them or paring down on the books. I tried the latter. Failed miserably. Once I have read a book, unless I loved it or it is part of a series I can part with if fine. But to look at a book I want to read someday...Nope. Can't do it. That ended up with me re-buying a lot of books. Waste of money (happy authors though-lol).
Then there is all the time invested into choosing a book. Prioritizing series you are in the middle of, new releases you are dying to read, challenges or buddy reads, review books or the dusty lonely titles that are desperate to be read. Trying to balance it can be exhausting. So I am thinking of trying a TBR jar. Tossing in a mix of all the above and late fate take charge. What do you think?
Also, to get books out of boxes, I am thinking some kind of DIY or object use for small but very sturdy bookends. Any ideas? Do you have more books than space? How do you solve it?
I would love to figure out a way to organze ebooks for review, series, genre/mood readign, freebies, etc but that seems like it will be such a pain to go through? Do you do anything to organize and find all your ebooks?
Thinking maybe installing a read 2-3 books to take one in (including review titles) or something to help get my TBR under some semblance of control. Any ideas or techniques that work for you? Someone once suggested a reward system for not adding books but I have no clue what I should award myself with right now so not sure that would work.