Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where a topic is presented each week and we get to share our opinions on it and spread some love among others’s opinions too!
This week’s topic is: Are Big TBRs a Result of Abibliophobia? (suggested by Jillian @ Jillian The Bookish Butterfly)
Well, for this week’s topic i had to look out the word they were talking about (ouch) accordingly to the Wiktionary Abibliophobia is : Fear of running out of things to read.
I don’t think it ever occured to me.
My TBR is about 320 books long, and it never crossed my mind i was stacking books because i’m afraid of running out of books to read. If so the contrary is the right answer for me. I’m afraid of never getting enought time to read all the book i want to, so i keep unhauling books because i’ll never manage to get to them.
If i were to show you my book shelves (which i won’t because they look terrible) and my kindle app are full of books waiting, just sitting there as ducks, waiting for the day i get to them. And i buy books all the time hoping i’ll get to read them, but in the end i always find myself coming back to the same books because i love them so much.
So my fear is of dying without reading all the books i want to read. There are so many books out here yet to be discovered by me, and the more i get engaged with the reading community i find even more interesting books each time, and the problem is, they never stop coming out. They just don’t. So much content and i can’t keep up with all the amazing books that come out every month.
I think my problem is the exact opposite, i’m afraid of never finishing my endlessly growing TBR.
I love my TBR, but i have some other problems with books, for instance i’m afraid i’ll have ti spend too much time reading a huge book and i’ll miss many others.
You have to understand my background. I migrated to a country with a different language and for many years i didn’t have anything to read but the books i brought with me from Argentina which weren’t many. That was until i started reading in English. Then a whole new world of opportunities opened up to me, i could buy a kindle and download as many books as i wanted. But i missed so much in the years i only had about 7 books in Spanish. I feel like my gap with the books that came out all those years will never close up, so my TBR is big because i want to catch up with all i missed.
I’m not afraid of running out of books to read, not at all. There are so many amazing authors, and every day (well every Tuesday really) new books come out, and if not books, there are some impressive fanfictions you could swear are better than some books.
I think we are in a great era of literature, there is so much to read, so much diversity in it. I don’t think i’ll ever manage to read all the books on my TBR and it makes me sad.
And knowing that i’ll die one day and books will keep on coming out after i’m no longer here, makes me even sadder.
Did i go too far with my ideas?
I just believe you can never run out of books, because you can always reread favorites, enjoy little pieces of art in blogs of others, enjoy fanfiction and adaptations.
I don’t know, for me the fear is of losing my time in other stuff and not being able to enjoy all the books i want.
Are you afraid of running out of things to read? Leave your comment down below and if ygou also participate in this weekly meme leave a link so we can read your opinion!