When I was ten, I had at least two dozen Fear Street books categorized alphabetically at the foot of my bed. Two decades later, my miniature apartment is home to an ever-expanding collection of cats literature (in whose definition I include things like the Twilight series), which has taken over two full-size bookshelves, encroached on my above-cabinet kitchen storage and, as of late, manifested itself in floor piles. Hey, the first step is admitting you have a problem.

Sorry Television is an attempt to temper my otherwise limitless appetite for TV and work through those books, plus the ones I keep acquiring. It’s sort of like an unwinnable carnival game, except with nonstop winning because reading is my jam.


When not developing hardcover-related wrist cramps, I’m the editor of Quartz‘s Talent Lab, an incubator for finding/collaborating with/hiring great journalists around the world.  You can reach me at kira@kirabindrim.com and/or visit kirabindrim.com.

76 Responses to “ABOUT ME”

  1. Molly Hubbs February 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    zomg you’re my hero! i have a zillion books ive collected from over the years that i keep telling myself and anyone else who’ll listen that I’m really going to read someday. And in addition to that, i have your purchasing ailment with DVDs, so my movie-honey-do list is too long to count.

    All that aside, I love that you’re writing this blog which I will now read all the time. And I love that you write so well and cheekily that i’ll have a blast reading it to boot!


    • A.M. O'Brien September 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

      I love the zomg, I want to use it for everything from now on. What does the z mean, or is it just for awesomeness

  2. Kira Bindrim February 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    I am e-blushing! (which is not a thing). You just let me know when you start a DVD blog. I’m IN.

  3. margber April 25, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    I absolutely love your blog. Love the format. Love the content. Love your fresh idea for book blogging. Your blog is fab!

  4. Lori April 28, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    Stumbled upon you while looking at themes and got caught in your GABST fun. I am slowly trying to rid myself of floor piles, and I have gone from 17 full-size bookshelves down to only… let me count…6? 7? I am in recovery. I am trying to teach myself to use the library, but there is something special about owning books…

  5. littlethings May 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    Love your blog. I’ve passed the Liebster award on to you! http://tanyathorntonblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-liebster-award/

  6. ReNae Stueve May 10, 2013 at 3:38 am #

    Ha found you by accident, I love your blog. Ratings papercuts 1-4 1=bad 4=great? it’s late been up all night reading, My year of Meats Ruth Ozeki, and you!!!!!

  7. franhunne4u May 22, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Similar problems here – too many books unread clogging my flat. 52 books a year would still make me read a book a week for three year, to get through.There is no predicting how many NEW ones I’d gather in three years!

  8. prisailurophileblog June 7, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Your blog theme is ultra cool.

    • Zeeshan Mahmood October 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

      Agreed. :p

  9. seitengeraschel June 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    This blog is so much fun! Hope you’ll never run out of books. (Haha, I’m an addict just like you. I know what it’s like to have your books everywhere around your apartment… we’ll never read them all and still never have enough…)

  10. Simple Northern Life June 17, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    This idea is awesome, I will take the same challenge and read books that would normally not read. I like paranormal, romance and fantasy and I’m always looking for certain authors like Charlaine Harris.In the past, my husband would go to auctions and get many books of all genres and many of them still sit in their respectful homes aka under the bed, book shelves and stacked in the corner of the room. We are moving so downsizing is critical, but it is very hard for me to get rid of books so this is why your idea intrigue me! I’ll read first, pass onto the local library as a donation.

    I will be looking forward to following your site among the others, thanks so much.

  11. The Dreamer June 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    I counted and I have at least 100 books sitting by my bed on the floor with no place to go that I haven’t read yet! I stopped watching tv but now i’m stuck on the internet! I guess I better get to work : )

  12. lindseysurratt June 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the super sweet blogging award at
    I hope you will accept it. Even if you wish not to, please know that I really enjoy reading your posts.

  13. deepfriedrandom June 20, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    You’re my new idol. Thanks to the fact that I’m an English major, I gave up reading; outside my course anyway. Also, my fanfiction addiction leaves little time for anything else, but I think I’ll pick up one of the hundreds of unread books I own.

  14. Kellie Elmore June 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    Awesome blog. Happy to have found you. ♥ Happy reading!

  15. Sarca June 27, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    I love your style of critique. I’ve read Fear of Flying and look forward to read what you thought of it.

  16. adekonyin July 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    I love your blog and I love your mission. Stay blessed

  17. maechlingsl July 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Hello! I found your blog from the Super Sweet Blogging Award you were nominated for by “The Day Dreaming, Candy Eating, Red Headed Bookworm”!
    I too was a former Fear Street (and Goosebumps) fanatic! I also have trouble finding places for all of my books. I recently bought a second bookshelf and was troubled (and by that I mean quite proud) to discover it still wasn’t enough to house my collection. All in all, not a bad problem to have if I say so myself 🙂
    I look forward to reading more of your reviews!

  18. Maya July 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Like the concept… nice

  19. georgiahj July 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Really pleased to have found such a fresh blog, and hope to be inspired to read more outside of English degree and book reviews blog! Happy reading 🙂

  20. maddy0290 July 28, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    Sorry Television… wow.. how did you think up the name??

    I loved your blog style and writing! so fresh and different! ‘m learning!

  21. Chocolate Covered Race Medals August 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Just came across your blog and what a great find! I know I’ll have quite a few new good reads from you!

  22. HOLLY August 13, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Awesome blog! Your design is really cool!! 🙂

  23. curlysblog August 17, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award!

  24. Wesley August 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Wow fantastic blog… but 100 books in a year. I thought I was doing good at 25?

    PS love the customization of the blog template?

  25. ktonu October 23, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I love your blog and I’m so happy to have found you! I had the same problem as you– an ever expanding bookshelf of books I had not found the time to read. This summer, I was able to get through 33 and I find that my morning commute on the train really helps me find time to read! Happy Reading! -Katie

  26. Sudha December 13, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    “Sorry Television” the title of your blog is catchy . Found you accidentally & i am glad i did . I am yet another victim of television & ever expanding book shelf . Very recently few months ago i have started picking on my books & finished reading some 17 books — but your idea of finishing a books a week seems to be a much better . I suppose i have to implement this idea at once .

  27. shunpwrites December 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    I am glad to have stumbled onto your blog, this is going to be a great ride!

  28. Mari January 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm #

    Just wanted to say that I really like your blog. I found it quite accidentally, but I’m really happy that I did. The name of the blog is just perfect. 😀 Plus I really like what you’ve done with the blog template. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  29. Jamie Coffey January 20, 2014 at 11:26 am #

    Hello there,

    I just have a question about your site – If you could please email me back when you get a chance I’d greatly appreciate it.


  30. jamatyaa February 3, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    I just love the concept of book blogging and I love your theme!! Keep it up! 🙂

  31. sneha8994 March 25, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Love your blog, especially the theme, layout and the fact that you love books so much! 🙂

  32. T.K. April 12, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    Dude, your site design/concept is RAD. And you have a pretty catchy writing style. Keep up the good work! Budding writers/bloggers look up to peeps like you 🙂

    • Kira Bindrim April 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm #


      • Zeeshan Mahmood October 22, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

        Getting lot of inspirations from you. A catchy and cool writing style. :p

      • Kira Bindrim October 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

        Thanks! Re: work/book balance, I do a lot of reading on my commute.

  33. Nomzi Kumalo April 25, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Fabulous. I am definitely curious to keep up with your blog Kira. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  34. erinshamburger April 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    I love the idea of your blog! 🙂

  35. sheaswainwrites May 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Just love it

  36. amelthalt May 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Your Blog’s great! Bloody thumbs up!

  37. Roothana May 27, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Hey. Just wanna let you know that I happened to be here and read your stuff while hearing “Everything is awesome” song in my mind. Cool graphics plus Good content. AWESOME.

  38. djc0x June 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    I really like the idea of this blog, I’m currently trying to get through the classics on my Kindle and enjoying them, especially books like Dracula, and Victorian romance stories, which are my guilty pleasure haha! Just a shame that books are being shunned in favour of films, cause there’s nothing like reading a book with some chocolate or a cup of tea! 🙂

  39. Phoebe June 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG! I’ve just started a book blog myself and would love it if anybody checked it out, as I could really use the help!! thanks a million ❤ xxxx

  40. Sandra Warfield July 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    I have so many books that they’re double and triple shelved in front of each other, stacked on the floor and are a prime target for the cats to knock down. I’m getting through them, though. However, there are too many for a lifetime! Now what?? Cool blog!

  41. griceshinsei August 14, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    I’m trapped in reading for a long time and I love it! it’s been years I don’t watch TV honestly. 😀 I ❤ your blog sooooo much!

  42. chrissy September 2, 2014 at 12:29 am #

    Hi Kira, while I technically don’t watch TV, I am a slave to certain TV shows which I watch on line. I know the feeling all too well of falling behind with certain books due to a certain case of ‘square eyes’. I’m happy I found your blog. Looks like a lot of fun! Chrissy 🙂

  43. programmer72 October 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Hi just new here don’t know much bout blogging, but er I try to read 3 books a week and when I get paid, I buy more. Hi My name is Keith and I am a bookalcholic.

  44. Zeeshan Mahmood October 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Interesting ‘About’. How do u manage all of this with ur job?

  45. losblublu November 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I like your blog. Ist GUAY

  46. Aman(@amanhimself) November 12, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Great Blog 🙂 Love the way it looks!

  47. zodiacimmortal December 4, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    Love the rating system! I’m trying to see if You’ve read anything by my favorite authors.. Yasmine Galenorn, J.R. Ward, Janet Evanovich

    • Kira Bindrim December 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

      I haven’t! Hit me with a recommendation.

  48. HelloWorldMagazine December 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    Absolutely Awesome! Your blog is great. Keep up the great work! please Visit http://www.helloworldmagazine.com sometime, too. Thanks!

  49. girlyandnerdy January 6, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

    Really love the design of your blog 🙂

  50. Where's the Food? February 20, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    This is such a unique name and although I do love television and you can see part of the reason why in my last blog post- Television Techniques. But I also love books and reading!

  51. Julie Hadler March 8, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    Do you sometimes feature guest posts?

  52. Cassie March 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    I love your blog! So many great reviews, plus the design is gorgeous. Thanks for the reading inspiration!

  53. Cindy May 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm #

    I am extremely excited to have discovered your blog today. So looking forward to your posts!

  54. mijaxlife May 27, 2015 at 6:43 pm #

    Kira, what a wonderful blog! WordPress recommended you, and I am so grateful to the WP gods that be! We are kindred spirits that if I’m not binge watching TV, I’m taking that energy out on a book a day–or in the case of Outlander, at least a week. I look forward to your upcoming reviews and reading suggestions!

  55. arwynundomiel May 30, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    I feel your pain. I own thousands of books housed in many groaning bookshelves and never leave the house without a book in my purse. The one perk to having Crohn’s disease is that I have a lot of free time to myself, so I average about a book a day as well as having lots of fun watching TV shows and movies. I write reviews of the latter for the precise reason of helping people with limited time for television and movies choose things to watch that they’ll love and will be a worthwhile use of time. Not having my health isn’t great, but I’d voluntarily trade it for all the hours of enjoyment I get from books.

  56. bkwriter4life June 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm #

    You had me at Fear Street! Looking forward to following your posts! 🙂

  57. tuningup June 6, 2015 at 1:57 am #

    Love your Blog!!!

  58. pennyforyoursmile July 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    Thank goodness I stumbled across this blog – such a great idea and new way to blog about books. I’m exactly the same, although my unfinished books were ones I had to read for University, which I might never get around to reading!


  59. Kennedy July 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    Clever blog!

  60. jimbillchuck July 30, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    I have a similar problem, only it’s video games instead of TV. I have a huge stack of books, and a long list of holds at the library that I get out, and never read, because the cursed pixels turn me with their siren song. It’s only recently that I’ve been putting the controller aside and delving back into those glorious pages.

  61. Jeremy August 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm #


    I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award: https://inklingstime.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-blogger-recognition-award/

    I hope you don’t mind. It’s okay if you prefer not to act on it. If anything it’s my way of telling you that I really like visiting your blog.

    Thanks for being a wonderful blogger!

  62. zodiacimmortal September 8, 2015 at 6:26 pm #

    I want to let you know you are a nominee for my Avatar Awards. You can find the information here, https://multiscreenmotivision.wordpress.com/about-avatar-awards/ Between This week and the next I will publish the list of categories. As I mention in the About page this is NOT like the Liebster awards, it is a GENUINE award from a fellow blogger so please be sure to read the about page.

  63. jsilva0256 September 11, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    Hello, I just wanted to start off by saying your blogs are incredibly entertaining and I love the style in which you write! I’m starting my own book blog and I was wondering if there is any starter advice you would give?

  64. Aidan Reid February 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Excellent Book Reviews Kira. I’ve been following your blog for quite a while and love your honesty. I’d be happy to send you a complimentary (digital or paperback) version of my own debut novel – Pathfinders. (http://www.amazon.com/Pathfinders-Aidan-J-Reid/dp/1523245727/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455650632&sr=8-1&keywords=aidan+j+reid)

    Absolutely no obligation on your part to offer a review. I can’t find an easy way to contact you. If there is an interest, you can reply or go to my blog and confirm your interest with an contact point. Thanks.

  65. zodiacimmortal April 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    You’ve won in my 2015 Avatar Awards!!! https://multiscreenmotivision.wordpress.com/2015-avatar-awards-in-2016/

    and learn more in the Avatar Awards About page

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