Monday, April 27, 2009

Another problem I might need a 12-step program for.

I bought 13 books today. THIRTEEN. I only spent $9 but still. I did a count of the books on my bookshelf and I have not read 46 of those books. Oh, by the way, those were only the ones I have here in Ithaca, they do not count the ones I have back at home in Burlington.

I'll never read all the books I want to read. Gah.

On a side note, Olivia introduced me to Green Star market, and though I've always known it existed, I have found a new grocery store. God help me.


The Coffee Girl said...

I'm one of those that moves pretty much every favorite book and all of those I haven't read with me to college. Then I start moving them home around spring break. But I think I'm bordering on 200 that I haven't read.

Do you miss the days where you had like 5 books you hadn't read so it wasn't a big deal to go buy one that you really really wanted to read? I know I do.

MGall31087 said...

Wow I thought i was in bad shape with like 20 that I bought and haven't read yet. You guys are making me feel good about my problem.

Molloy said...

A have a one-word solution: "library."

Seriously, I know exactly what you are talking about. I used to have a stack of books on my bedside table that I was always adding to quicker than I could whittle down by actually reading them.

Now, I check out a book from the library and if I can't connect with it over the four week lending period, I return it and move on. If, on the other hand, I fall in love with the thing, I make sure to request it on the next gift-receiving holiday.

A cheaper and less cluttered way to live. : )