Over at SF Signal there is an enjoyable Mind Meld on contributors’ TBR Piles, including a submission of my own. I was delighted to get the chance to write about this topic, because I am entirely too enamored of TBR Piles and their social and cultural significance. Sadly, the photo I took of the top of the heap did not make it into the Mind Meld, so I am sharing it here:

I took the picture because it shows off the physical books, and each of them has a story, if just a brief one. How I find books, or how they come to me, is part of the reading experience, as is the material presence of the book. I think it’s important to discuss that aspect of the reading experience, which is part of what make the TBR Pile a fascinating practice.