I’d like to give a warm welcome to authors April Fifer and Danielle Hylton-Outland who are joining us today. April and Danielle are here to chat about their latest paranormal/urban fantasy release, FLESH AND FEATHERS and probably the only hoarding I’m ok with…book hoarding! Stick around, say hi to the ladies and don’t forget to enter the awesome giveaway.
Book hoarding is something most writers and readers do, but why? I mean in a perfect world someone would have self-control to read a book then go buy the next one their list, or even the next couple. I tend to find myself buying books that I know I won’t read for another four months. I believe it has become my addiction. My TBR lists have grown so out of hand that I can’t make heads or tales of what to read next. However, I feel when I purchase a book it is almost like a piece of clothing, I tell myself I will eventually wear it and when I do I can wear it over and over. A book hoarder loves their large over flowing book piles and their bookcases busting at the sides. I feel it is an accomplishment, and a great satisfaction with each book read.
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April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.
Yes, I have about 200 books at home I haven’t read. I keep making rules that I must read one from those boxes every week, but I get so many great books from the library that I feel I have to save the ones I have at home. (Sometimes I accidentally check out books I already have because I’ve forgotten I have them.)
I have made those rules as well, then break them. My book collection is a little out of hand. I am thinking old habits die hard.
Thanks for having us on your blog today! This is gonna be so much fun.
-April Fifer & Danielle Hylton-Outland
LOL… you hit it perfectly! I’m a certified book hoarder. I have overflowing bookshelves and my Kindle is probably twice as bad b/c it’s much easier to hoard electronically. I know that I will read it all “eventually” and that’s the excuse I use to continue buying 🙂 My BF is so good, he just takes it all in stride and just builds me more bookcases.
yes its a addiction have 4 stacks to read and 100s of books on kindle & nook. read at least a book a day
I am definitely a book hoarder! Books I’ve read, books I will read, books I may never read but won’t admit it to anyone else, books for looks, just books books books! And don’t even get me started on ebooks – haven’t met many free ebooks I haven’t downloaded – and my bank account is still hurting over some recent shopping sprees.
Yes I love to read and have two big bookcases full of books! I also have about 300 ebooks too. I still have so many I have too read but so many great ones coming out I want too read 🙂
Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
ABSOLUTELY. I do indeed hoard books. It’s rather wonderful actually. I’d love a proper library to keep them in.
My TBR list grows by the day, I believe it is at 100 or so at the moment … I think we all need help! 🙂
OK, well here’s the thing. I only horde books I haven’t read. But, I like to give them away once I have read them. Only problem is I can’t read as fast as I want to. But, I do keep all the books by the authors that I LOVE. =)
So yes and no.
I am such a book hoarder! I have about 500 books on my to buy list and 30 on my current to read list. I will probably never read all of these since I don’t have the money, but I am hoping to get a kindle sometime soon so I hope to start using the lending library!