Let’s go Booking Through Thursday, shall we?
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?
Oh, how I wish I could write about what a great, controlled spender I am — only purchasing new books when I’ve dutifully made my way through everything in my possession. And, ironically, I was much more in control of my book buying when I worked at Borders.
But now? No. Oh, no. Since I know I’m going to be reading books for, oh, the next 70 years or so, I just buy it when it looks good. It goes in the proverbial stack — which is now three stacks, each with about 40 books. They own a corner of my bedroom.
My problems all lie with BookMooch. I love it! And that’s my problem, see. It nurses my very strong competitive edge, which isn’t good. Since books I want seem to only appear sporadically, as soon as a certain title is available to mooch, I have to have it. So I get it. It goes in the stack. The cycle repeats.
And don’t get me started on my Amazon splurges . . . when I just can’t wait for a book anymore, and am getting sick over the fact that everyone else is blogging about this book and MomIwantthisbookTOO!! So I add it to the cart and . . . you know, add a few more books to there, too. For the free shipping, right? I mean, it makes more sense to get more books and spend $25 than it does to get less for the money and still have to pay to get them sent to me. That’s not smart spending, right?
Oh yes. Right.