Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

           A free day!  A free day!
           NOTHING to do. Except clean. And shop. Deal with the cable and insurance companies. Twitter. Blog. Write. Plan. Dream.
           Laze around.
          Yeah, that one.
         Maybe crack the ginormouse TBR pile, now not only consisting of huge stacks of paper and hardcover mounded on every available surface and some not available, but also bursting from two handheld electronic devices and five PC apps.
          Currently open on the Sony Pocket Reader: Nalini Singh's paranormal novella, Angel's Pawn, part of the Guild Hunter series. Read until 3 in the morning. Which essentially ruined me for anything else today.  And thirty-one others waiting their turns.
          Currently open on the Kindle, Mary Jo Putney's Loving a Lost Lord AND Zoe Archer's Warrior, book one of the Blades of the Rose quartet. Fifty-six others queued up and ready to go.
          Currently spine-cracked in the, er, tile-deficient bathroom: RWR and Christine Merrill's Regency, Paying the Virgin's Price, part of the 8-book Silk & Scandal series from Harlequin. (That these presently reside in the, er, powder room, should not be construed as an editorial comment of any sort.)
         Currently uncracked and unopened on the night table: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo AND James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux novel, Swan Peak. Which has been there awhile. In hardcover. Love you, James Lee. Love you, Dave. But e-readers seem to have ruined me for hardcover. Just seems so...unwieldy now.
         And...currently strewn in various sexy poses on the rattan love seat, bookshelves, desktop, table and floor in the, we won't go there. Too many mountains to climb, streams to get the picture.
        So many little time.




Wendy Marcus said...

Oy! Just Oy! I can only handle one at a time!

Taryn Kincaid said...

I multi-task.

Until I collapse from stress and fatique and veg on the couch.

My favorite.

Lindsay said...

I'm with you and the TBR pile. Except I'm adding two more to the never decreasing pile.

Taryn Kincaid said...

I know! I just made the mistake of visiting someone's blog and seeing another that piqued my interest. Immediately downloaded it to the Kindle. Like I needed another just now!
This is the problem with the Kindle. All you have to do is click. And the book shows up. Like magic.

Lindsay said...

I have the same problem with my iPhone Kindle app. Click and it's bought.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Was almost better when I was unemployed and had to think long and hard about these things...and then pass them by.

No. Wait. What am I saying? That wasn't remotely better!

Making up for lost time now!

jenniferprobst said...

Ever since I returned from the RWA conference, my pile of books to read is so big it has become 4 piles and is pissing off my husband! But it's like boxes of candy - rich and tempting and ready to dive in. Currently working on the Wastelands by Stephen King, Carnal Sin by Allison Brennan, and a parenting book. I love Labor Day!!!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Nice eclectic collection.

Good times!

heatherthurmeier said...

I don't even know how many titles I have waiting on my kindle! Too many to count. If only I had more time to read them all...

Taryn Kincaid said...

Doesn't it count for you? Currently, when I turn mine on, it says, "Showing all 58 items."


Devon Ellington said...

I swear the TBR pile goes ahead and makes new books every night while I sleep. I keep reading -- and the pile keeps getting bigger!

Hope you had a great day.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Yep. I don't know if it's Borrowers in reverse, imps, brownies or the Trouble with Tribbles, but there's no question they multiply! Thanks for stopping by, Devon. I just checked out your blog, your building travails sound similar to mine!

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