To Be Readtinued

The tow’r beside my bed, you see
is quite the work of art
attempting to break all the charts
for manmade apogees.

Someday, I will not search to find
When Madame Time is free
My bedside tow’r I’ll face fin’lly
Uncov’ring more, behind.

Photo by Min An on

©2022 Chel Owens

Written in response to Diana’s challenge regarding the ever-elusive To Be Read pile.

36 thoughts on “To Be Readtinued

  1. Nope, Not Pam January 18, 2022 / 11:57 pm


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    • Chel Owens January 19, 2022 / 8:02 am

      *sigh* Authors just need to stop writing good books.

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  2. LA January 19, 2022 / 7:20 am

    I cut my tbr down to 75. It was stressing me out

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      • LA January 19, 2022 / 8:04 am

        It’s realistic to me. I’m being much more selective

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        • Chel Owens January 19, 2022 / 8:05 am

          I know. I envy you that you know you’ll read that many.

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          • LA January 19, 2022 / 8:15 am

            You will when kids are older. Pre Covid I was a 50 book a year person…when my daughter was younger it was probably 25…


  3. D. Wallace Peach January 19, 2022 / 7:43 am

    I can just imagine, Chelsea. I’m sure there are all kinds of treasures buried back there. Thanks for joining in the challenge! I’m about a week away from sharing, but will get there!

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  4. Herb January 19, 2022 / 5:06 pm

    It only ever seems to grow for me.

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  5. petespringerauthor January 19, 2022 / 5:56 pm

    Haha! Good one! By the way, you need to get a maid. The only advantage of having books on our Kindle is no one can see the mess. My count is around 300 these days. I think the first step in the 12 step program is to admit I’ve got a problem. 😊

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  6. Priscilla Bettis January 19, 2022 / 7:24 pm

    Good response to Diana’s prompt! My TBR is almost all e-books, but even they feel like a tower about to topple.

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    • Chel Owens January 19, 2022 / 7:44 pm

      I don’t know where my Kindle got to in the move! I’m sure it would quadruple my problems!


  7. joylennick January 26, 2022 / 10:35 am

    Excellent Diana. Here’s my brief, feeble attempt:
    Book shelves are full
    but life’s not dull
    there are surfaces galore.
    Shakespeare and Dickens have pride of place
    but the rest are on the floor!

    I feel so mean,
    for those unseen,
    my education incomplete.
    but in life’s short, lamented space
    there are some books I’ll never read.

    Best wishes, Joy..


  8. Miriam Hurdle January 26, 2022 / 11:58 am

    OH, no, Chelsea, did your head got hit? Haha, how funny! Everywhere I turn in my house, there’re books – in the attic, garage, shed, family room, closet. I haven’t decided what to do with them yet.

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    • Chel Owens January 26, 2022 / 2:11 pm

      I have a serious book problem, which is why I just ordered another one.

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      • Miriam Hurdle January 26, 2022 / 2:28 pm

        We can never solve the book problem, Chelsea. It’s a matter of coping and dealing! 🙂 🙂 Have a wonderful day.

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  9. Annika Perry January 27, 2022 / 8:24 am

    I love this, Chel and oh yes, there are always more books behind enticing us to read them! 😀

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