A Writing Challenge – The TBR Pile
Diana Wallace Peach starts 2022 with a writing challenge: write a story or poem about the TBR pile.
My TBR pile is ever-present, ever-growing, so it’s not hard to uncover it!
I reshuffled and re-prioritized the books on my Kindle. The last book I wanted to read is now in the middle of the library.
How did it happen so fast?
I wanted to count how many books are on my TBR list. No need. On the left side of the Kindle, it tells me the total number of books I have, just minus the number of books I’ve read and reviewed on Amazon. So, I have about 140. I read from PC and now also read on iPad 9th generation. When I open Kindle, it shows the library with the total number of books I have on the left. Please see the screenshots. The books I’ve finished reading would have a percentage on the right top corner.
Well, how come some of them have no covers and say expired?
There were a few times Amazon offered a free trial for Kindle Unlimited. I took the offer and downloaded some KU books. I was over-ambitious and downloaded too many. Before I knew it, those pretty covers went blank because the download links disappeared.
I need to read and do some book reviews!
Amazon offered a discount price for Kindle Unlimited if I signed up for three months. I did. Three months zipped by in a flash!
Shit! I should have used the money to download those books. I would have owned the books and benefited the authors instead of Amazon! When am I going to learn?
Amazon offered a discount again for six months on Kindle Unlimited with an even cheaper price (they know I’m hooked). I signed up four and a half months ago.
Why would I have done that just before the holidays, knowing I would read even less during the family holidays? Now I have a month and a half to read those KU books.
Back in 2021, I debated on whether to buy a new iPad. Ten years ago, I bought an iPad 2 which is almost obsolete. I can’t download any new apps because they’re not compatible. The original cover with the keyboard I bought is coming apart. I’m sitting hours in front of the computer, which hurts my lower back. If I get a new iPad, I could sit on the couch to do a certain thing on the iPad, such as check the emails, respond to the blog comments, and a few other things. Oh, there are a couple of computer games I love on the iPad 2. Perhaps I can play those games on a new iPad, especially when I’m on the short two-hour flight to Portland to visit my daughter and her family.
After thinking and rethinking, I bought the iPad 9th generation as a Christmas and birthday present for myself. I tried to download many apps such as my blog and emails. When I downloaded Twitter and signed in, my account got hacked!!!
What happened? My Twitter handle is different? What? The following and followers are empty!
It took me several hours to figure out my Twitter got hacked. I wrote a message to Twitter, and they restored my account.
Then I tried to download some games. The versions of my familiar games are not there anymore. A big change in the games and gaming industry.
That’s great! What am I going to do with the new iPad? Oh, wait! All my books are on the Kindle of the new iPad. I don’t know what happened because the books are not on iPad 2. Well, with the cover and keyboard, the new iPad weighed no heavier than a notebook. I can carry it around and hopefully do more reading this year!
Congratulations to myself! I read and reviewed one book already! I like the new iPad 9th generation!
Shh…… Don’t tell in case I can’t keep up!
Diana Wallace Peach’s Writing Challenge: The TBR Pile