Is there such thing as too many books? Yes, possibly. Case in point: our shelves have a tendency to overflow and books occasionally come raining from the heavens. Or, more accurately, from the top shelf. And sometimes, when I fear approaching the shelf and jeopardizing my safety, I stash errant books under the bed. But they peek out.
I’ve made a rule for myself, which I will do my best to obey. No more monkeys jumping on the bed. And also, No more books. Until I finish reading the ones I have. I’m sure there are far worse additions to be… addicted to, but I should probably make an effort never the less. And as soon as I’ve finished the unread stack I have on hand, perhaps I could delay my next book purchase even longer. How, you might ask (but probably didn’t)?
One of our fellow condo dwellers set up this ingenious take one, leave one system in our mail room:
It’s amazing. There are books I’d actually like to read here! And some I wouldn’t like to read, but would instead like to giggle about. I especially like the posted notice. And I, for one, like and respect the library.
Isn’t this a lovely alternative to giving more of my hard-earned money to Mr. Barnes and Ms. Noble? I like sharing. And borrowing.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Check out the brilliant Gretchen Rubin’s twelve tips for reading more
- Set up an appointment at Healthworks
- Supposedly it’ll be snowing by the time we wake up tomorrow… I’ll believe it when I slip and fall on it
What’s in your stack of books to read? Do you buy, borrow or steal your books?