too many books…as if

Here’s someone with a dilemma I can relate to. Too many unread books. But really, is it a dilemma?

Consider my unread bookshelves.

It would appear that I have a serious book-buying problem…but is it really a problem? I mean, some people have an addiction to shoes or purses – not me. I love knowing that when I am done a book I only need to peruse my shelves to find something else to read. There’s a book for every mood on that shelf: horror, mysteries, translations, non-fiction, YA, literary fiction, favourite authors, bargain bin finds that may be the next-best thing. Whatever – I am never without a book to add to my bedside table pile. I don’t have guilt about how many books I own. I have guilt that sometimes when I should be doing something else – I’m reading.