I’ll be the first to admit it: I have a book buying problem.
A bad one.
Every time I step into a bookstore, I come out with at least one book in my hand. This is especially bad because I go to a bookstore at least twice a week.
And let’s not talk about Strandbooks. For those who don’t know, Strandbooks is a bookstore in NYC that sells most books for 50% off. That’s right, that means hardcovers are $9 while paperbacks are $5. How can I ever resist? Ever since I discovered Strandbooks, I always leave with at least three books in my hands.
To make things even worse, I have this rule: If I buy a book that is in a series, I have to buy the entire series. No matter what. Even if the series is ten books long. This is my downfall, especially since every book that came out lately seems to be part of a series.
My book buying problem has gotten so bad that I have not read 75% of the books I bought on my bookshelf. I sadly didn’t notice this until yesterday, when my sister pointed this out.
What do I plan to do about this?
Starting from June, I’m going to limit myself to buying four books per month. (That will be hard, I know!) I’ll reward myself to buying an extra book per month for every ten books I read. Hopefully I can stick to this plan. To start, I’ll be making a list.
What about you? Do you have a book buying problem? What will you do about it?