I have a confession to make #MondayBlogs #TBRList

When a romance ebook retailer, who shall not be named, recently met its demise to the disappointment and loss of both authors and readers, I had to face up to the fact that I had way too many books than I’d ever probably finish reading.

Okay. Let’s rewind. I’ve always known that I had way too many books to read. But it’s never stopped me from acquiring new ones and I’m never going to stop buying books.

So I have a confession to make…


I just wanted to make that clear, in case it wasn’t already obvious.

Anyhoo, so there I was downloading hundreds of ebooks  I had bought from this unnamed site and trying to make sure I got all of them before the site closed down permanently. It struck me that I hadn’t read many of those books. A good 90 percent of them had been unread.

This doesn’t include the the ebooks I have from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords or the ones I get from publisher websites directly. This doesn’t include the paperbacks or hardbacks.

I have over 3000 ebooks on my Amazon library, over 400 ebooks on my kobo library, 600 ebooks in my dropbox (downloads direct from publishers or other eRetailers). A few years ago I started listening to audiobooks. I have just under 400 audiobooks in my Audible account.

Don’t ask me about the paperback/hardbacks. They’re on shelves, in storage under the bed, in boxes under the wardrobe. I’ve been banned from buying more paperbacks. I do buy more when I pop into my local bookshops. I sneak them in and hide them in plain sight, among other books. 😀

Don’t tell hubby. 😉

I have no loyalty to any one ebook retailer. I buy my ebooks wherever I can get the best deal for them. I spend a lot of money on books so I do shop around for the best deals when I can get them. I’ve been known to blow my monthly book budget on a splurge when a publisher does a discount sale. 😀

So, I’ve told you mine. Now, tell me yours. 😀

5 Comments Add yours

  1. sirenallen says:

    My name is Siren and I have more books than I have clothes. How sad is that?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Karissa Thorpe says:

      It’s not sad. Who needs clothes when there are books to buy. 😉

      Liked by 2 people

  2. A.C. Melody says:

    My name is A.C., and I have more books than shoes… and I really love shoes. I have more shoes than clothes, too, so I guess I’m with Siren.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My name is Felicia and the number of books I have on Amazon alone…is divisible…by 3000.

    I have so many books, I forget I own them.

    I clicked on your other post today…the freebie…and found out I already own the whole series. This happens 2-3 times a week.

    All hope is lost.


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  4. Mischa Eliot says:

    My name is Mischa and I am a book addict. I’m the one that downloads the freebies from the newsletters I don’t delete and then stop reading when I can’t stand the heroine or don’t read them at all. I have hundreds, if not thousands, of ebooks I’ve never cracked open.
    Also, I smell books in stores. I’m the one standing there fanning the pages in front of my face. 😶


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