Monday, November 14, 2011

My Name is Chris and I'm A....

Yup, I confess.

I'm a bookaholic.

I realize this as I'm trying to clear out bookcases and make room for my other obsession - miniatures, also known as "too much stuff."

Every garage sale, every yard sale, every church sale, every thrift store, every mention I read online of a book, I check it out.

Sometimes, no, make that a lot of times, I buy. Hence, I now have eight plastic bags (and counting) to take to the thrift store to recycle. I do want to check first if the local homeless shelter would like some. I would so much rather take them where someone would appreciate them.

As I sort, I realize there are a lot of books that maybe looked good before, but I know won't get read. Books are like clothes, tastes change. What once looked good, no longer does. :>)

So the sporadic sort, which often feels more like moving stuff from one room to another. But at least this time some of it is moving out. Progress. On another thought as I sort - yes, maybe eBooks do have advantages after all. (My books and eBooks are on my website.)

And hey, while you roll your eyes, I dare you: make your own confession. What do you have too much of? I'm not the only semi-hoarder, er, collector, around. (Weight, wrinkles or gray hairs don't count.) Fess up.


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi, Chris,

I am also a bookaholic. When we moved from our home of 40 yrs. to our present co-op apartment, the lamentations and wailing on my part had to do with the fact that I had to leave behind many of my beloved bookcases full of books. We donated everything in good shape to the library booksale that spring. Hopefully, the books found good homes. But I still buy and receive as gifts many books and things are getting crowded once again!

Jacqueline Seewald

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CA Verstraete said...

Hey Jacqueline, I can't imagine really having to limit them. I have 2 small bookcases and 2 large. Only 1 small one has all adds up.

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Debra St. John said...

Intersting comment about tastes in books changing. I can totally relate. I have shelves full of books I'll never read again...but I love having a library collection and can't bear to part with them.

Morgan Mandel said...

I'm also addicted to books. I have tons of print books at home, yet now that I have a kindle I keep going to Amazon and getting more kindle books. There's no hope for me, I'm afraid!

Morgan Mandel