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?
This week's Booking Through Thursday question seemed rather apt. After my latest stop at the Big Chicken Barn, I've been pondering my To Read pile. I should qualify that this is my official To Read pile, which lives on my bureau, and consists of the books I've picked up at used book stores or have been given to me, as well as my Paperspine books before I've read enough to send them back. Books I buy full price rarely make it into this pile, because if I've paid full price, I usually want to read it then and there. In fact, if you look to the left of this picture, you can see the edge of another stack of books. Those are the books I recently bought full price, immediately read, and need to put into storage.
This pile is too big. I didn't get any of these books with a timeframe I felt like I had to read them in, but when I get this many sitting in one place, I get antsy. Fortunately, it's coming up to summer, and I have vacation coming. Vacation is my excuse to read a book a day for a couple (or more) days in a row. I can totally remedy this pile with a little bit of vacation time. Unless we stop at a good used book store. Then all bets are off. But I don't mind the pile so much if all the books are new.