Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sunday Synopsis: September 4, 2011
Confession Time: I have a serious problem with buying books. I told myself I would get better about this. Yet, books keeping entering my home. I use all sorts of excuses . . . I couldn't let this book sit on that shelf a minute longer. I was rescuing this treasure from a probable disastrous home. I have been dying to read this book. You never know when I could find this book at such a steal again. I bought it used. I'm supporting local indies.
Though some of these excuses are truly valid reasons for buying books, the truth is that my home is becoming overloaded with books that I have not yet read. My husband is beginning to get annoyed and often wonders why I do not read the books that I already own. And, if we are being honest, I really cannot use the excuse that I need variety to choose from. I really do have plenty to choose from for a multitude of moods!
Promise Time: Friday evening, I was desperate to address the problem after my husband made yet another comment. I have been not-so-slowly realizing how much of an issue this has become. And, in a frantic rush, I made a promise to my husband . . . I will not buy any more books until the year 2012! The words were not out of my mouth more than a second when I threw out an exception . . . UNLESS I am reporting on an event that I am freelancing for. That may have saved me, while still giving me a bit of leeway. BUT, I truly do NEED to cut back on my book purchases. And, I really NEED to be making this promise to myself more than anyone.
Afterall, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I have now done that publicly. Wish me luck!
Can you relate to my addiction? Is there a reading habit that you have that may be interrupting your everyday life?