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5/6/21 1:28 P

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Here is a great article at Tor.com (that mainly deals with speculative fiction, SFF and the like) but the sentiment applies to whatever genres are your favorites.

Do you feel guilty that you haven't read your TBR pile? What about all the great new books everyone is always going on about? How do you Read All The Books? Because there are an infinity of good books, by an infinite number of great authors, you simply can't.

Here's an excerpt from the article.

"You have a choice:

You can have friends to discuss some of these books with.

Or you can retreat into your Reading Cave (you do have a reading cave, donít you?), in a vain attempt to Read All The Books until a kind stranger comes across your cat-chewed corpse.

And oh, what a lonely life that would be!

Look, thereís a few speed-readers who can chow down a huge lap-breaking novel every lunch, but chances are youíre not one of them. This isnít a race. Enjoy the books you can get to, be choosy in what you go for next, but honestly?

This is an ocean, and in your finite lifetime you will only be able to swim across a bay or two.

Enjoy the water.

And whatever you do, do not tear your eyes away from that comfortable delusion that one day, you will read every book on your to-read pile. You will absolutely do that. Keep buying books, itís fine.

Itís fine."


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