maybe it’s me, but…

… ever gone through your tbr and realised that you have NOTHING to read. *sigh*

Happily, The Book Depository is having a sale. *Yippee!*

It includes the yaoi! *happy dance*

Gotta love that free delivery to Australia. *Woot!*

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31 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Kassa says:

    yes yes yes! On my recent trip, I was in a panic because I was worried about what I'd read. I have hundreds TBR and I had NOTHING to read! I frantically scoured the web for titles while promising I wouldn't do it again and the vacation meant it was exempt.

    Then of course I did the same thing again today. :/

    It's like the shiney is more interesting.

  2. Kris says:

    Yes, Kassa! The tbr obviously turns me into a petulant 2 year old. I was going through my books the other day going 'nope, naw, don't wanna, I'm bored'.

    I forced myself to read three books from my tbr yesterday. That somewhat allays my guilt re: the money I've just this second spent on buying 7 new yaoi. 7!!!

    I have absolutely no self control. *sigh*

  3. Tam says:

    Yeah, I've been the same. Went nuts and read like crazy and now … its like I just lost interest in what I had. Sigh.

    Enjoy your new books. You have some more coming in the mail but they are going via China, Italy and Argentina I think so no idea when you'll get them.

  4. Kris says:

    Maybe we all have tbr-phobia?? Could be. Let's face it – those piles can be pretty fucking terrifying.

    Tam, that's one of the reasons why I bought 'em. I knew I'd be lucky to get the yaoi from you by this time next year. πŸ˜‰

  5. Kassa says:

    I think part of it is that once it goes into a “folder” I've totally forgotten about it. I even put sub-folders with “read FIRST!” and “read BEFORE ANYTHING!” and then “one day when you're totally bored.”

    But really once it's in a folder and out of sight, I forget what the blurb is, what its about and why I wanted to read it. Sometimes if I really want to read a book I make sure I have to review it so it gets read.

    how sad is that!

  6. nichem says:

    That happened to me the other day too! Before I bought anything new I forced myself to go through my ebooks and pull out the ones I hadn't read. I ended up with 7 pages of titles on my Kindle of tbr, and not one of them sounded interesting at the time.

    And I feel guilty buying new ebooks when I still have so many I haven't read yet. But there's so many new ones that sound good that I can't help myself. πŸ˜› *sigh* I keep hoping fictionwise will have a big sale soon so I won't have to feel as bad about it.

  7. All the dang time, especially when I'm on a deadline with ARCs. I end up hiding in my keeper shelf for a week.

    Did finish Out of the Blue today, which was lovely. If you've not read that one yet, you might like it.

  8. JenB says:

    I was just talking about this yesterday. I have a zillion books on my TBR and I still find myself wanting to shop for books.

  9. Kris says:

    Kassa: I can relate. I have a 'to read' folder and a 'reviews for Wave' folder. It amazes me that no matter how many times I scroll pass these files I still manage to miss them. My version of domestic blindness, I guess.

    Richelle: Ok. There's something really friggin' weird going on.

    Maybe Good Reads is Ground Zero and Richelle has infected us all by conning us! AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

    Just kidding. *Not really.*

    I feel guilty for a (very) little while and then I think 'fuck it' and just start the whole process again. *sigh* Hopeless. 😦

  10. Kris, temporary tbr slayer says:

    Emmy: I can't even be buggered reading my keepers at the moment, which is one of the other reasons I'm buying more books.

    I just finished another book from the tbr and have culled another – a sequel that I realised I had absolutely no desire to read after all.

    Only 7 paperbacks and *don't want to count 'em* ebooks to go!!

    Jen: We're addicted. There is no hope for us.

    I mean look at me – I post links to online book sales in an effort to suck you all into my orbit of The TBR Blackhole.

    I'm a shameless enabler.

  11. Ingrid says:

    I am keeping my fingers crossed here. I ordered some books from Bookdepository for my upcoming trip but they are still not here!

    I saw the sale and I was tempted. Maybe I will go there anyway, empty my wishlist.

    Btw I spent the whole morning watching yaoi video's. You knew they give the boys that look like they have just come out of kindergarten actually give a matching voice?

  12. Tam says:

    Ingrid: Where are you watching them? Give us the link. I actually found Sensitive Pornograph on Xtube. Umm, holy graphic, much moreso than the Junjo Romantica stuff. But since it was a book we are passing around I watched. All in the name of comparison of course. πŸ˜‰

  13. Ingrid says:

    I seem to hear some impatience *g*

    When you put the (original japanese) title in google you will also get some video links.
    I installed veoh video compass to able to watch No Money (Okane Ga Nai). Each chapter was about 30 min.
    Kris was reading Haru wo Daite Ita and the first chapters are also to see in video.
    Of course once you have player running you will see links to other video's.

  14. Kris says:

    Ingrid: Oh noes!!!!!

    The BD is usally pretty good. I generally get my books from them after a week so I imagine it would be even less time for you.

    “I saw the sale and I was tempted. Maybe I will go there anyway, empty my wishlist.”

    No. NO. Don't do it, Ingrid. Back away from the evil bookstore that creates tbrs.

    Did that sound convincing??

  15. Ingrid says:

    Sorry no *g*

    and you are too late anyway

  16. Kris says:

    You are as bad as I am.

    No wonder we get along. *g*

  17. Tam says:

    Damn you. I've never gone to the Book Depository before. Because I knew it was a bad thing. Arrgggh. The yaoi is way cheaper than my local comic book store. Ahem, not that I'm considering buying a bunch, no no, not me, uh uh.

    Send me the list of what you bought so I don't duplicate. πŸ˜€ IF I were to order something, which I won't be, definitely not … maybe.

  18. Ingrid says:

    I was thinking the same Tam re the yaoi.
    I bought Sweet admiration. The noodle shop affair. Sleeping with money and Immoral Darkness.

    Not that you are going to buy something of course.

  19. Tam says:

    Thank you Ingrid.

    I recently bought Love Knot, Golden Cain, Crimson Wind (which I can't find, its coming Kris, really, its somewhere in my house), Love a la Carte and … Crap, I was sure I had 5, I know I had 5 because I just sent 4 to Kris. Shit. Oh yeah, Jr. Escort vol. 1.

    Anyway, I'll take note of the ones you bought (I was eying that noodle house one) if you'd like to share. πŸ™‚ I'm sure Kris pass on the others when she's done. (Although the package is taking the slow boat to Australia via Moscow and Argentina by pack horse and hitchhiker so it might be a while. Sigh. I'm cheap. $100 just seemed a bit steep since I could have bought the same books and had them sent cheaper than that.)

  20. Ingrid says:

    Tam for the price of postal costs to the US you can almost buy 2 yaoi books at Bookdepository 😦

  21. Kris says:

    This is what I bought:

    Black Knight: v. 2, 3 & 4

    Maid in Heaven

    Hero Heel: v. 1 & 2

    Desire: Dangerous Feelings

    Ze (Yaoi): v. 1

    However, like Ingrid, I'm sure you won't be buying anything, will you Tam.

  22. Tam says:

    Nope, nothin' at all. At least nothing with those titles. πŸ˜›

  23. Kris says:

    Shameless. *g*

  24. orannia says:

    *claps hands over eyes*

    I can't look, I can't look…I have 95 books on my library hold list

    *thinks about blindfolding self and binding fingers so can't visit The Book Depository*

  25. orannia says:

    OK, I have no willpower and caved. Any suggestions on good yaoi books? Oh, I've read (and loved actually) Caved Slave. How do I get in touch with Suzi please to send it to her?

  26. Ingrid says:

    Orannia I have no clue what yaoi books to choose.
    I just picked the ones on offer that I had not read yet.

    I watched all 12 episodes of junjou romantica yesterday and sunday. It was so funny at times

  27. Kris says:

    Orannia: Lemmings, I tellz ya!!!

    Try Lily Hoshino's stuff. She is firmly in my keepers/never letting it out of the country pile. Chocolate Surprise or Mr Flower Bride. They're both good.

    Ingrid: Tam and I watched JR like sooo two months ago. Get with the program, gurlfriend.

  28. Ingrid says:

    Sorry to disappoint I was reading you know.

    I have no clue about yaoi writers so I just pick a book

  29. Kris says:

    Ingrid: Wotevas.

    I've noticed that some members of the Good Reads m/m group have a lot of yaoi included in their lists. That is probably a good way to check out interesting authors and titles.

    That is, it would be if Orannia would only succumb to the dark side.

  30. Ingrid says:

    I should check that out. The only thing I looked for was if I read them before or not.

  31. orannia says:

    LOL Ingrid!

    Thanks Kris! I think I'll be going shopping this weekend!

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