Too Many Books?


A small section of my wall ‘o books.

I have very few shoes and a small closet of clothes – no one would ever describe me as fashionable.   I keep things simple so I have more room for books.  Lots of books.

Sadly, I’m running out of space but it’s a hard obsession habit for me to rein in because I honestly don’t believe there’s such a thing as too many books.

I decided on the weekend that it might be fun to have a list of the unread books weighing my shelves down – my ever-growing To Read pile. I could cross titles off for a sense of bookish accomplishment.

I got lost looking at my shelves, running my fingers down the spines of old friends – remembering the stories, characters and lives held within. When I finally started writing my list, I realized the one shelf dedicated to unreads was no longer just one shelf. The unreads were now hiding among my much-loved favourites masking just how many books I have to read.

What I thought would be a one-page list turned into — well, much more than that.

This story ends with my putting a halt to any book buying until I’ve knocked a few books off my list.  It’s not going to be easy but I’ll do my best.

And I need to learn how to speed read.

A quick peek at a few that are waiting to be read.

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