Chances are, you buy books much faster than you read them.
Now, if you worked three years in a bookstore, say, you’d build up one hell of a backlog, wouldn’t you?
That’s my situation. If that weren’t enough, my darling fiancée and I merged our books, and her personal collection is equally menacing. But Peace Corps duty has called her across the world, and I’m now watching over a library big enough to be proud of. And I would be–if only I’d read most of the things.
Of course there’s the occasional new release that needs reading, too.
I write reviews surrounded by rows, piles, and heaps of these unread books that stare at me in reproach. They will not go unloved. Or, in some cases, unhated.
Welcome to Thwok!
— Doug Chartier