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Too Many Books

Reading material (250x250)I store my classics on a bookshelf on the downstairs landing. These days, each time I pass, my eyes are drawn to two selections: Wuthering Heights and Dracula. It would be fun to read them again. But when would they fit into my to-read list (especially super-thick Dracula)?

At the beginning of the week, I had three unread bookstore purchases waiting for my attention. On Tuesday, I purchased one more—to both support the writer and support an independent bookstore. On Thursday, three books I’d had on hold were delivered to the library (see photo, plus Quill & Quire arrived in the mail).

I love reading, but when does it become a chore?

I think I need to add breathing space. Start one book. Finish. Ponder my next choice. Move on. The problem is:

  • there are too many books that sound fascinating
  • it’s difficult for me to quickly grab a book when I’m ready for one—my local library only offers so much and it takes time to truck in special orders, and to buy a book new, I need to travel out of town or order it in—so I have to plan ahead.

The best option is: Writers! Stop writing so many appealing books! Give me time to catch up!

Or I’ve got to stop listening to media so I don’t know what the latest and greatest is.

I don’t think either of those will happen, so I guess I’ll just have to use willpower.

Read my previous thoughts on wanting more, more, more.

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