I manage my home shelves and TBR books (ones that I own) in LibraryThing (klpm if you want to friend me or see my books). I know that I have at least six books on their way to the house that are unrecorded and yet LT still tells me that I have 189 unread titles here. For the record, that number used to be around 30 in my pre-blogging days.
Last year, I bought a small bookshelf that is next to my bed so that the unread books have better visibility and so that most of them can reside in a single location in the house. But this year I wanted to take things one step further and make a To Read 2011 list on LibraryThing to help keep me on track with getting through some of this backlog. With review books and RIP challenge reads and all, I thought that it would be reasonable to put 50 books on the list. I have the books there right now but I may switch some of them out.
My biggest dilemma is one that I would love some input on from fellow bloggers -- if you had multiple books from multiple series and were trying to clear your shelves, would you finish off what you had from a single series or read the next book in each series that you were working on? For example, should I read the two Maisie Dobbs books I have here, buy one more and get caught up to the new spring release? Or should I keep reading one every few months and always have an unread one on hand? Also, I have the first two books in the newer Charles Todd series. Do I begin this series this year or wait until I have finished up/caught up with another series? What would you choose to do and why?
Spending as much time planning as reading,