Thursday, November 17, 2011

My name is Lucy, and I have a problem

     My problem isn’t alcohol or drugs or any other nasty thing that might have popped into your head. My problem is that I'm addicted to buying books.

     Well, financing the habit can be damaging to your budget, space can be an issue for some (not yet in my case), but the biggest problem is buying them faster than you can read them. Between work, writing and daily responsibilities, I can’t foresee getting through the 99 books and counting that sit on my shelves before the wave of 2012 books starts coming in.

     Another contributing factor to my book buying addiction is the fact that I love to read a hard cover book. There is nothing better than a glass of wine and a hardcover sitting in my lap. This means I buy books within the first year they are released for fear of having a hard time finding the hardcover edition later.

     I’m also a sucker for a happy ending which doesn't help the matter either. When I read a book and then find out that it's going to be a trilogy, as much as I love a good trilogy, I cringe. To avoid having to live with the devastating second book cliffhanger, I wait for the third book to be released. This is another reason I have so many unread books on my shelves. This also means that in 2012 when all the third books are released, I will have doubled my reading list.

     It never ends.
     In conclusion, I enjoy my book collecting hobby, and I believe that since my addiction hasn’t put me out of house and home, doesn't affect my health in the present or in the long term, and that reading and learning bring me joy, than I can accept what I am.

     My name is Lucy, and I'm a book buying addict.

     If you can relate to my book buying addiction, leave a comment below. I’d love to read your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I used to have he same addiction. I bought a ton of books. What I've tried to switch to is either half priced books (a used book store) or checking them out from the library. I was running out of room to store them.:)