05-03-2008 09:14 PM
05-04-2008 01:24 PM
debbook wrote:Do many of you have the same problem I do? I buy books like crazy and end up with a huge pile of unread books. I read alot, but not as fast as I can buy them. My online book shopping has gotten out of control. Now I have the problem of too many choices and I can't seem to start a book without putting it down and picking up another. I have a lot of books in my shopping cart but am holding off on buying them until I have read a few of the books I already own. I also prefer them new, rather than going to the library, something about the smell of new books!!
05-04-2008 02:28 PM
05-05-2008 02:45 PM
debbook wrote:i'm usually reading more than one book at a time also. I keep one in my bag, one by the bed, and one for when I'm watching tv. when I am reading more then one at a time, they are usually a different genre. I know a lot of people that do this. When I read something that I just love, I try to loan it to someone that isn't much of a reader b/c I think that they will love it and get into reading more. Books that I don't like go to the library. Books that I haven't read are usualy mixed in with ones I have, so sometimes I go " shopping" in my own house, finding a book I forgot I had. That's when I know I'm really an addict!!!
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05-12-2008 09:37 PM
"Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors." - The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
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06-17-2008 10:05 PM
The first place I locate in a new neighborhood is the library. I've always been a big fan of libraries, and I really don't mind reading "loved" books.
However, I also tend to purchase a lot of books. Every once in a while, I notice that the habit has gotten away from me, so I make a rule (or rules) for myself. These rules include any or all of the following:
1. I can only purchase a new book once I've read a book I already own.
2. I can only purchase a new book once I've read five that I already own (this is for when I've been *really* bad with the credit card...).
3. I will get fiction books from the library and only purchase a new book if it's non-fiction (or something that I will want to write in or highlight portions of).
4. I will gut my bookshelves and may only keep as many books as fit on the shelves (this doesn't really work because I just end up double- or triple-stacking books to cheat the rule).
When all else fails and I get really stressed out about my book-buying habit, I decide that it's time I pamper myself with some...new books!
09-12-2008 06:58 PM
09-13-2008 12:52 AM
I am also always buying books. I have a small pile of books in the bedroom, dining room and back room. My house is a 1920s bungalow so it is not a very big house. We have bookshelves all over and I am still running out of room! I was just telling my husband the other day he will either have to build a bigger book shelf or we will have to buy some. And then when my older sister comes over to visit, I would say half the time she hands me a paperbag full of books she has read, and she never wants them returned! So I have hers too LOL!
It does not bother me though. A good house is one that is filled with books!
09-13-2008 06:02 PM
I am definitely one. Sometimes I buy one and then sometimes I buy a lot more than that. I have stacks and then I get overwhelmed because I don't know what to read next. And then friends give me books to read because they know I am a reader and I can't say no because I don't want to hurt their feelings because they are my friends. Then I am really overwhelmed. And then I have to be in a certain mood to read a certain book. Sometimes it is a dilemma. But I still love my books and buying books is never going to change. I could be doing worse things.
09-13-2008 07:37 PM
I'm definitely a book addict. I just can't resist buying books. I used to go to the library all the time but then I gradually started buying and now I can't stop. Not only that, I've become a bit of a book snob in that I only read hard back.
I just love the feel of a new book, knowing that copy hasn't been read by anyone else. I go into Barnes & Noble and my stomach does a flip flop. I can't leave without buying at least one book for myself or my kids. My pile of books TBR just keeps growing and growing. I re-read books too and right now, for example, I am re-reading a book I've read several times rather than pick up one in my pile TBR.
09-28-2008 03:28 PM
About once a month or so- sometimes more, I'll wander in to B&N, grab a Starbucks, and wander around reading book jackets for an hour or so. By the time I've realzied how long I've been roaming the aisles, I have a bare minimum of 6 books tucked under my arms. I then spend at least another 20 minutes deciding which ones to get (I gave up trying to narrow it down to just one years ago). Of course, while I'm pondering, I'll no doubt get sidetracked by at least two other books on the "Bargain Books" table. I'd say about half the time, I walk out with four new books. The other half of the time, I just go ahead and get them all! One of the cashiers at the Barnes & Noble in the last town I lived in knew my face. She'd just start smiling when I'd walk up to her register... I am a total addict. I have no control over myself when it comes to books or shoes.
As a sidenote, because of this addiction, I have at least 15-20 books beside the bed that haven't been read yet and several in boxes in storage. We won't even talk about the several pairs of shoes I have still in boxes in the closet!
09-28-2008 06:59 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one with this addiction. In the past few months, I have forced myself not to go into our local Borders (I know it's the enemy) or go into the book section of the Target that is in the same shopping plaza, because I tend to walk out with one or two books that sound good and I think I'd like to read them, and I don't read them. I think half of the books that I have on my bookshelf right now are books that I've bought and haven't gotten a chance to read yet.
So, I told myself no more books until I've read some of the ones I already have.
Plus this way it gives me a chance to get a pretty good Christmas list going and that way I'm not buying any of them, just receiving them, which is even better!!!!
Maybe we should start another book club called "book buying anonymous"?!?!?!?
Happy reading to all