Every month, I have at least three books that I am required to read for work. I write book reviews for a magazine, I write book reviews for this blog,* and I write blurbs for other authors’ books. It usually works out to one book per week of required reading. (I read these books in addition to the books that I read for research or just for fun.)
Note: Mine is not an unusual position to be in. Many authors and book reviewers are similarly situated.
Here’s what I realized, though: half the time I feel like I’m sitting under a big pile of books that need reading. Cue When Harry Met Sally Reference: I’m “(c) home, desperately want to [insert activity here], but trapped under something heavy.”