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They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. And so ... mental paralysis every time I think about it ...
Well, my floorboards might be stressed a bit, but... ;)
Thanks for your support.
On one hand, that's depressing (at the rate of 120/year I have 12.75 years of books to read), on the other hand, it's exciting because it means that I have the variety needed to cope with any mood, genre, subject. Half empty, half full.
My husband is part of the problem because he knows how much I love reading and collecting books and has had our neighbor Larry build 3 extra sets of shelves into the house since we moved in - this after giving me an entire room to be my library with 2 walls of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to begin with. I honestly don't think there's any more space available to build shelves, but there is re-purposing. I'm eyeing my daughter's rec room shelves (60 linear feet of shelves that can be double-stacked as long as I don't throw anything away - but that's what attics and dormers are for) and possibly some shelving in a closet over the garage.
And of course, that doesn't mean that I don't always buy lots of books during the year and read them before my patiently waiting tbr books. I am hoping that because I retired January 29th I'll feel that I can't justify buying as many books as I have in the past; however, so far in 4 weeks of retirement I've bought 25 books (including 2 that are pre-ordered with Amazon) and bookmooched 4. On the other hand, I have been inventorying my bookshelves and so far have culled 58 books this year and removed them from my catalog.
As my daughter says, "It's all good. Books are your thing."
I think what haunts me most is the worry that I won't read something in time before I lose interest in it; that I'll have hoarded it ultimately to no purpose, because it goes out the door unread. Bizarre thing to be concerned about.
MarthaJeanne - you are probably just not as compulsive as some of us.
a) living in a German speaking country when I prefer to read in English.
b) having thousands of books in the full bookcases that I could reread, and no room for new additions.
c) reading 400-500 books a year, so that the calculation makes me look good.