Thursday, May 14, 2009
Booking Through Thursday - Book 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?
Last count I had close to 570 books (and that is after donating quite a bit prior to our move). Keep in mind, I never save books after I read them, so all but maybe 5 of these are sadly UNREAD. I call this my "retirement stash", just in case I am really poor and homebound one day :)
Honestly, I cannot recall paying full price for a book in years. Most of my books are obtained from: Library book sales, Paperback Swap, ARCS, and often through gift card purchases as well. Books bring me comfort, and although, I tend to read the inside or back covers often, my reading since our move has slowed down a bit.
I am also, and have been for a number of years "hooked" on the library, so that complicates things a bit and keeps my unread stacks mounting.
What say you? >> sad huh? or, the more I think about it -- happy really!
Audio book collection (unread)