Today was publication day for one of my clients. I’ll share more about that in a future post, but for now, I am pretty tuckered. As I shared with some of my online book pals the other day, I find myself in the enviable position of having day after day filled with book-related work, events and writing. But lately, I have become outnumbered and almost overwhelmed…by books.
I fled the room formerly known as my home office a few months ago when I could no longer stand to be surrounded by the overflowing bookshelves and piles of books on the furniture and in the floor. I work mostly at the dining room table now–so I can spread out and enjoy a big open workspace. But even this space has been compromised. The books, they multiply like rabbits.
And here’s the thing: I find myself with less and less time to read. I asked a few of my book blogging colleagues, “How many books do you read in a week?” Most of the bloggers who responded said they read about 2-4 books a week. I met a book reviewer for a major metro newspaper who has to read three books a week and review them. I am a s-l-o-w reader, which compounds the problem. Right now, I have multiple books going at once and awaiting my full attention. I just have to carve out the time.
How about you? How many books do you read in the average week, month or year?