|another random photo by k|
I was going to take pictures of the books I'm getting rid of, post them here, and ask you to tell me if I was inadvertently getting rid of any gems. However, as I thought more about it, I had a bit of a revelation. Many of these books were on the TBR because other readers loved them and I thought I should read them. But there they sat, gathering dust because I didn't actually want to read them. And this is when I decided to change my reading philosophy.
From now on, I am choosing to read what I want. I am not going to feel pressure to read what everyone else is reading unless I am truly interested in it. There is no one author that fits every reader's tastes so there is nothing wrong with skipping one, no matter how popular he or she is with my blogging peers. I may still end up picking up some duds but I can squarely place the blame on myself for that -- which should make it easier to quit a book I'm not enjoying. I am going to fully own my reading from start to finish (or not).
Feeling light and positive,