>>7687308 >his backlog isn't carefully curated and chronologically prepared to optimize his short and long term future reading endeavors
How do you cope? Seriously I have a 4-6 month plan for each of a few different genres, and it's extending further into the future as I slowly make my way forward. I buy books at least a month in advance to ensure they arrive in time for me to start reading them, since they're sometimes uncommon texts that take up to a few weeks to arrive even from amazon.
>he isn't eagerly awaiting June to receive his pre-ordered copy of the second and final volume of a soon to be newly completed translation of Spinoza >he isn't annoyed that this delivery, planned for since December, was pushed back from March, forcing him to rearrange his reading timeline >he doesn't waste disproportionate amounts of precious time each day fastidiously perfecting the logistics of finding, buying, and reading his books >he isn't kept up at night mentally revising his long term reading plans, half hoping for sleep and half excited for the future and the books it holds
>>7687280 my backlog was humongous but then I left the country for a year and worked on a few books that I brought. Since I've been back I have not been working and thus have no money and a lot of time and have been reading a lot. It never felt possible before but now I feel like I will finish all of the books I have then I'm going to try reading more in other languages.
>>7687280 14, plus two in progress. In order of what's next: >Almost finished If on a winter's night a traveller >Just started The Recognitions >Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago >The Gulag Archipelago (I'm counting the two volumes as one book) >Tomson Highway's Kiss of the Fur Queen >A Brief History of Seven Killings >J.P. Sartre: Being and Nothingness >Piers Plowman by Langland >and The Sappho Companion compiled by Margaret Reynolds >Dickens' Bleak House > '' David Copperfield >Gertrude Stein's Everybody's Autubiography >Soseki's I Am a Cat >Les Misérables >Saul Bellow's Herzog >Wittgenstein's Tractatus
Everything after Bleak House is more or less tentative in its position.
>>7687280 Too many books to count. I have eight good sized bookshelves. I would estimate I have read about 60% of them. Lately I have been trying to prune my collection a bit. Donating duplicates, and books that do not have anymore interest in.
I have over 100GB worth of ebooks on my hard drive. That's more than 200,000 books.
I spent literally days fixing all of the meta data and tags, at this point it's a well organised mega library. No duplicates, some shit but I tried to delete all of the asbolute dog shit as I was going through...
Some of the books I have are rare and sought after (even in digital form) and I've converted some to ''ebooks'' myself from physical copies. If there was ever a fire in my home, I'd make sure to grab my fucking hard drive. It's the choicest collection of books ever written, I gotta say. 90 percent is probably worthless but that other 10 is fucking golden. Pristine. I'd genuinely give my limbs to be able to read them all in my lifetime.
Dune: Read some, but i put it on hold Divine Comedy: Read Inferno gonna read the rest later 10 000 Leagues Beneath the Sea: Gonna read it when i finish my current book The Illiad: reading it on the side as part of my eductation
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Society of the Spectacle An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding Underworld Paradise Lost The Hero with a Thousand Faces Lord of the Flies Gravity's Rainbow (what can I say, I'm a meme-loving fuck) Molloy, Mallone Dies, The Unnameable The Collected Dorothy Parker Johnny Got His Gun The Plague Orwell's Collected Essays Narcissus and Goldmund A Tale of Two Cities
Apart from that, I'm only halfway through Ficciones, as I only read a couple of stories occasionally, and have so far read 10 plays from The Collected Works of William Shakespeare.
I've got a week of vacation now though, and nothing planned but reading. I reckon I'll cut at least 2 or 3 off my backlog.
Maybe around 200. I buy SF/F by the stack from a used book store (run by the library, but mostly not discards). I've been deliberately pacing myself so that I can build up a big backlog. Otherwise I'll end up re-reading my entire collection for the Nth time.
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