TBR. My to-be-read list, which is driven almost entirely by that FOMO. I add to it constantly. I sort it (urgent, less urgent, and maybe someday lists). I read books that aren't on it, but are on my mental list. I read books that aren't even on my radar just because I stumble across them at a good time. And then I can't even cross them off the list! Such a waste.
OATSMO. Other acronyms that stress me out. (IRS? ISIS? At least NCLB is fading away.) Okay, my other book-related stressors don't actually have acronyms, although now I'm tempted to start using OATSMO as a catch-all for anxiety inducing entities. I have this lingering sense of books I should read, or at least should want to read. I've picked up Night so many times, but even though it's slim, and even though I've read plenty of Holocaust literature, I just haven't been able to read it. I've never read Kite Runner or anything by Salman Rushdie. And I feel oddly guilty about this. I have no shame about the copious amount of YA or lighter adult fiction I read, and I'm pretty sure that by dint of reading as much as I do I have read a larger than average amount of "serious" work, but it bugs me that I can't get myself to pick up books that look challenging even if I think I will actually enjoy it.
Of course, all of this makes me think of something my parents would say from time to time--"Are you bragging or complaining?" Because seriously, as tragic as it is that I will never read all the good books in the world, how much worse would it be if I already had? I've always thought hot running water and medicine are the two major perks of living in the modern era, but really, humans survived for millennia without BOOKS, and I would not be willing to accept that.
What acronyms are your nemesis? (Nemeses? Hm.)