Miscellaneous Ramblings

I’ve determined I’m crazy!

Okay, well, I’ve probably been crazy for quite a while, but that’s beside the point.

I was looking at my bookshelves this morning, absolutely flabbergasted that they have gotten so full so quickly. I have known for some time that I’m a little out of control with bringing books into the house. My husband doesn’t even blink when 10 books come in the mailbox in 1 week. It doesn’t phase him a bit anymore – he’s used to it! The problem with this …. I can’t read as fast as I’m bringing books in!! It really has gotten out of hand.

All this thinking came about because next weekend is my library’s book sale. They have one every January and July. I missed January’s this year because I was out of town that weekend. I’m going to be in town next weekend and really want to go. But as I was looking at my shelves this morning, I realized that there were at least 3 books still there from LAST July’s library book sale! This got me very curious and I had remembered that I had written a post last year about the goodies that I came home with last year. You can find that here. I was browsing the list, I brought home 12 books for $6. Pretty good deal if you ask me. I went on Friday last year, on Saturday’s they have a $2 bag full policy – but if you wait until Saturday, the selection is slimmer – so I paid “full” price, 50 cents per book. Still not bad in my opinion, when you look at brand new books prices or used book store prices.

But that’s beside the point of this post. The point is the fact that of those 12 books from last year’s library book sale, I have not read any of them. Two of them I traded on Paperbackswap, obviously unread.

So the question then becomes, do I really need to go to the book sale next weekend? Absolutely not. Does that mean that I will resist the urge and not go? Highly doubtful.

I know I’m not the only book crazy person in the world … but, how does everyone reel themselves in and control themselves? Any advice would be most welcome 🙂

2 thoughts on “I’ve determined I’m crazy!”

  1. I enjoyed your post. I can’t read as fast as they come either and I don’t have a book blog. I enter contests, do surveys programs and get Gift certifcattes. Today, I went to a brand new book store in town. They have been open for a week and it was Saturday and you could the customers on on hand. I looked around, mostly to see the font size of books that I didn’t win in contests so I could decide whether or not to buy them on-line. Well, I did look at the $2.00 book area but they were the kind that I would be throwing out!

    This morning I saw a slim bookshelf on one of the book blogs and wondered if I could fit into my walk in closet which already is filled with unread books on one side. I think I could get in a couple more bookcases! I am crazy too.

    I have no advice except to sell the books that you don’t want to keep. Why? So you can buy more!

    Carol Wong

  2. I’m the same. I still have books on my shelf from this time last year, goodness knows how many new books ill have by this time next year. And, although i have enough books to keep me going for a good couple of years. i dont actually think this will stop me buying books either.

    Although as another book blogger told me, there are worse things to be addicted to than buying books!

    Happy Reading 🙂

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