Book buying habit.
Posted by tricia linden
I have lots of books.
I also have lots of clothes, shoes and coats (it gets cold in SF and rains a lot). I also have a lot of fabric, but that’s another post.
I have a ‘bad’ habit of buying books. More books than I can read in this lifetime, unless I stop buying any more books. What??? she cries, stop buying books? Oh my.
But then again…. I wonder. I really wonder if I stopped buying books (gasp) until I’ve read all the books I already own – I wonder how long that would take. Honestly, I have no idea, but I wonder.
On a good week I can usually finish at least one, sometimes two books. Sometimes I don’t finish any, life gets busy. But let’s say I can read between 50 and 60 books a year. Yes, I know there are people out there that can read 5 – 7 books a week, but I’m not one of them.
So, back to my 50 – 60 books a year. I think I could actually finish my ToBeRead (TBR) stash in about one to two years. Problem is, could I really stop buying books for one whole year? I’m sure I’d have withdrawals from B&N. I buy books like some women buy shoes or handbags. There’s always another that looks too good to pass up.
Maybe I should start small, nothing too grand, something doable, like no new books for one or two months. I could start with December since I haven’t bought any books (yet) this month and with the holidays I need all my spare cash for Christmas presents. And then in January I have to pay off my credit card bills from Christmas…. So maybe this would be a good time to start.
Okay, I’ll try.
But sometimes I ‘forget’ these types of resolutions and I slip and then I remember after I’ve walked out of the store with that bag full of books. But I will try.
I wonder if this includes or excludes books as gifts from friends and family??
What ‘bad buying habits’ do you have that fills your life and house with too much stuff?? Share, go a head and confess.
And Enjoy always, T