Thursday, May 14, 2009
Booking Through Thursday - Gluttony
Mariel suggested this week’s question:
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?
My name is JoAnn.....and I am a book glutton. There, I've admitted it! I buy books faster than I can possibly read them, but I am getting better.
The stack on the left are books I've bought in the past couple months and am either reading now, or plan to start soon. There are others that I've recently purchased and read, but far more that have been purchased long ago and remain unread on the shelf. Taking a picture of all those books would depress me, so I'll skip it.
My book buying has slowed considerably in the past year. First, I'm using the library much more, and second, I try to buy a book ONLY if I'm going to start reading it within the next few days.
While this has helped, I really need to dedicate a year to reading books I already own. Nan at Letters From a Hill Farm is not buying or borrowing books this year. She has recently posted a progress report on her project. I don't have the will power to carry it that far, but I can at least strive to curb the purchasing and read from my stacks.
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