Mariel suggested this week’s question:
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 is an easy question to answer! I am a Book Glutton, not only are my eyes bigger than my book belly, they are bigger than my house. Of course I buy books far quicker than I could possibly read them – I’m a Bookaholic, a Bookworm, irrideemably hooked, no hope for me until I’m penniless and then I’ll have to live at the library. I can hear my husband saying “You already do”! He twittered one day that he was overrun by books – they were taking over the world! They are in this house.
Actually all is not lost – yesterday I went into Waterstones and came out without one single book! And I returned three books to the library and didn’t borrow any more! What has come over me? It don’t suppose it will last very long and I was able to resist because I’d received two books in the post in the morning from newbooks magazine and felt it was just too over the top to buy or borrow any more.
I’m full of good intentions to read the books I own that are in piles waiting to be read and every now and then resolve not to buy any more until I’ve read them. So now seems a good day to make that a real resolution – I WILL NOT BUY ANY BOOKS FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS.
Maybe I should take it one day at a time and resolve …
NOT TO BUY ANY BOOKS TODAY.