I say it all the time: I have a stack of books waiting to be read that's at least as tall as I am. Now I have the proof. I can't help it, I'm a bookaholic. I buy books faster than I can read them (much, much faster, actually.) I try to read them all, I really do, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.
Right now I'm reading three books at once: 1984 by George Orwell, The Shack by Wm. Paul Young, and Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass. When I finish with those, I'm anxious to get to Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen, and The Mysterious Benedict Society series by Trenton Lee Stewart. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. All of these books are on my bookshelves, waiting to be read, along with many, many more.
Of course it's important for a writer to be well read and keep up with what's currently being published. That's one great thing about being a writer. I get to read all these fantastic novels and call it "research." Sure beats reading electrical instrumentation catalogs or computer programming manuals.
So, how about you? What's on your bookshelf, waiting to be read? What have you read lately? What's your favorite book at this moment?
Until next Sunday, happy writing (and reading), and may your coffee pot never run dry.