- How many unread books do you have in your house, right now? (Your own books, that is--not ones that belong to other family members--and not counting things like school books, if you have them.) Clearly, an estimate will do.
- To the best of your recollection, what is the OLDEST unread book in your collection? How long has it been waiting?
- Do your TBR books (that's "To Be Read," if you didn't know) haunt you, make you feel guilty that you haven't read them yet?
I did a quick count and I think there are around 80 unread (by me) books in the house.
This was a very difficult question. I think the oldest is Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. This one has been on the shelf for about 11 years. At the time I was reading a lot of empowering myself books, but re-reading the description of this one reminds me why I picked it in the first place.
I definitely am haunted by my TBR books. They are a reminder that I have very little self-control when it comes to buying books (or craft supplies). I have more stuff than I need, but I do not want to get rid of any of it!