Psychiatrists have a word for this

I’m doing it again. I’m signing up for the Mount TBR 2016 Reading Challenge.

Mount TBR 2016

I sign up every year, choose an ambitious pile of dusty books from my To Be Read shelves, and then…read different books. Last year I didn’t commit myself to read a specific list of books, just to read a number of books that have been sitting on my shelves for a year or more. What happened? I read that number of books, yes, but they were all new books, so they didn’t count.


Three Mount TBR sign-ups—2013, 2014, 2015—followed by three failures, and I’m signing up again.

Psychiatrists call this “masochism.”

About Kat

Cat lover, singer, early music addict, reads a lot. Former R&D chemist with an obsessive need for variety. Now active as a freelance technical writer and editor, web designer, photographer, computer coach, and trainer. Owner, MasterWork Consulting (
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