Have I talked with you yet about my little book buying problem? Even if I had, it has gotten worse. I don’t know when it happened this year, but all of a sudden I realized that my “to-be-read” book case of books has now officially overflowed. There is a nearly 2 foot tall stack of books next to that book case, all waiting patiently to be read.
The most ridiculous part about this is that I work in a library, where I can borrow any book I’d like for free, just like you. But I still buy books. I buy them new or used. I buy them online or from book shops. People are kind enough to give me books. I have far too many books. On the positive side, I always like to point out that I am very good about donating the books I’ve read so that book case isn’t overflowing as well… but that doesn’t solve the very real problem that I have going on in my house right now.
So this is why I am putting myself on a Book Buying Ban for 2017. I will not buy any books (for myself) next year. If there are new releases that I really can’t wait to read – I will use the library. And I’m telling myself that this is going to be awesome and I will feel so productive watching my book pile shrink. But the truth of it is that I’m feeling a little anxious about it. But it is going to be okay. Really, it is.