Wednesday, 15 April 2009

DIscussion Point - 10 Commandments of the Out-of-Control TBR Pile

Found this on Annie blog and decided to have a go.


1. Thou shalt not buy discounted books from the bargain bin. This path can only lead to regret.

              Been there, done that -  already – and so not regretting it.

2. Thou shalt not buy the next two books in a series when thou has not yet read book one.

             Why not, they might not be there when i go back.

3. Thou shall give away a book if thou has already tried to read it three times on three separate occasions.

             No it’s mine and I shall never give it away …… I might read it - eventually..

4. Thou shall keep a thorough record of all books thou owns so to avoid the dreaded and oft-embarrassing double-up.

             We do try, but it’s a path we all MUST go down, before we learn.

5. Thou shalt covet thy neighbours books. Thou shalt also covet thy best friend's, mother's, daughter's and thy library's books.

             Every damn chance i get – you do realise i am spending more and more time at the neighbours.

6. Thou shalt not attend charity book sales without a plan. A good plan.

             Yeah – right,  jusssst like going to the supermarket with a 6yrs old and a shopping list – see how far that gets you.     

7. Thou shalt not borrow books from others unless thou desperately wants to read them.

             You do see how desperate i am – Every time – All the time

8. Thou shalt not buy books just because thou likes the covers.

             Have you seen the covers on some of these books – if all else fail I'll just look at the cover – My monies worth.

9. Thou shalt not re-buy already owned books just so the covers and sizes match.

            Who the hell does that – Oh sorry, i am forgetting my number one sin – J.R. Ward UK version – need i say more.




18 Speak To Me:

Blodeuedd on 15 April 2009 at 07:01 said...

I think I must make up my own version...
Thou shall read faster.
Ok, thank you commandment, I shall do that ;) Now I allowed to buy books haha

Unknown on 15 April 2009 at 09:38 said...

Hi EH!

Good Morning! Is is morning, woke up and cant' go back to sleep!

I really think the 10 commandments post is very cute, so funny. I'm liking Blodeuedd idea too, Must Read Faster So I Can Buy More Books. I think another should be added...something about hiding the TBR stack from the eyes of others - especially hubs that doesn't understand that I must have the pretty covered books. lolol

Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight on 15 April 2009 at 12:05 said...


Interesting blog today! The 10 C was humorous indeed. Had me laughing...great way to start a long day!


Lea on 15 April 2009 at 12:12 said...


You are too funny EH! I too will be posting this one in the next couple of days. Perfect for us book addicts! lol

And, your banner this morning? Perfect!

Warm Regards

Becky W. on 15 April 2009 at 15:34 said...

LOL!! I loved this! Have a great day!

Keira Gillett on 15 April 2009 at 15:48 said...

Thou shalt give away all the books that didn't make it to your favorite shelf.

Thou shalt not buy more than half a dozen books if you're pile is already at 2 dozen or more.

Thou shalt read at least 10 books every month. If you fail you are penalized by sticking all your book money into savings where it can't be touched unless you're using it for a cruise (where you can then catch up on all your reading!)

lol I like the last one!

Val on 15 April 2009 at 16:43 said...

This is too funny! I totally agree with you on number 8 (well, all of them really, but especially number 8). Just looking at the cover art gives us our money's worth. Besides, if we're buying ebooks, there's no storage-guilt involved with that, right?

VampFanGirl on 15 April 2009 at 16:46 said...

LOL, I LOVE these! I'm not a very good book soul though, for I've broken more than half of these commandments. And on a regular basis!

:) VFG

Adele on 15 April 2009 at 18:33 said...

no 9 doesn't count if if you give away the non matcher to a friend and corrupt them.

Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 18:55 said...


We all have that wish to read faster - unfortunately it only as much as our body will allow us..

Hope you had a great day.

Merry Part

Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 18:56 said...


That extra C - would take up a whole book... Hubbies are nosey by nature - so i don't think we can get rid of them being that way..

To be honest do we want.


Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 19:00 said...


I am so pleased i made your day. I was felling kinda low myself and thought i'd do a filler today.

I had a laugh myself, as so much of this relate to me - I answer as truthfully as I could..

Enjoy the rest of your day.


The is definately one for "US" book addict...

I had fun answering this.

I was in a mood to lift myself up and nothing do that better than a book - so hence the banner today..

You and Ms. Tori have a great evening..


Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 19:02 said...


I love when you stop by... you have a great day as well..

I owe you an email -

Speak to you later..


Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 19:07 said...


Have you created those "Thou Shalt Not" to cut your reading or to increase the amount of book you can binge out on...

I love the last one...

You keep on making up those C's.


Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 19:18 said...


A girl after my own heart.. I love a decent book cover...

But that is also the draw back to ebooks, you cant take them off your shelf and just look at the books...

But it is space saving, so some benefit to having them...

Speak to you soon.


A girl after my own heart as well and not ashame to let us know either, as soon as those C's are made - we break them....



Erotic Horizon on 15 April 2009 at 20:51 said...


I agree, i unfortunately am corrupting the friend i have, that have hubbies and they are so killing the buzzzz...

I have to come up with another plan...


Lily on 16 April 2009 at 05:04 said...

LOL, loved this. I'm definitely a book addict, so yeah, I've broken pretty much all of the Cs at one time.

Lily ;)

Erotic Horizon on 16 April 2009 at 07:14 said...

Hey Lily,

I think we can all relate to that...

And we are all looking forward to breaking more C's