Book Gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you have run out of things to read?
Oh man. If book gluttony is a sin I’m in BIG trouble. I mean, come on. Let’s just look at last week’s Library Loot post as one example. I go to the library every week to pick up my holds that have come in, because I just actually have holds come in that often. Even with going every week, I still checked out ELEVEN books (plus 5 dvds). Now, please don’t think that all my reading comes from the library. I have an extremely healthy review pile for the next month, one I’m just barely able to keep up with when adding the occasional library book in. Not to mention the fact that a full half of all the books in my house are TBR, most of which were accumulated in the last 18 months.
I wasn’t always such a glutton. When I was more on my own, with some friends that were readers but none that read as much as I did, I really didn’t buy much at all. Sure, if I went into Border’s I’d hit the 3 for the price of 2 table, but then I’d be done. I didn’t have constant recommendations coming at me all the time, so it was easy to keep up with what I wanted and read what I bought. Then I discovered LibraryThing and book blogs, and the whole thing went to hell in a handbasket. It was just a couple short years ago that I had two not-so-large bookcases, upon which all my books basically fit. When my husband and I combined households he had two more, with lots of decorations on them as he didn’t have a ton of books. There are no longer decoration shelves in the bookcases, and they are all doubled shelved, some with stacks of books sitting on top or in front of the other books on the shelf. Even with the 2 new bookshelves we’re planning to get, I haev no idea where all these books are supposed to go when we add in the baby’s book as well.
Hi. My name is Jen, and I’m a book addict. Sometimes I wish I would stop accumulating new books so that I could read the ones I already have but, who are we kidding? I don’t want to stop.