Confession time…

I have a confession to make….I’m a bit of a hoarder.  Now before you go imagining piles of paper and trash up to my ceiling, it’s not like that.  I hoard books, old books, new books, fiction, non-fiction, young adult, you name it I probably have a shelf full.  Working in a library probably isn’t helping the situation either, when people donate items we get first dibs on anything that isn’t going to go into the collection, as I result last week I walked away with a bag full of books to add to MY collection.  When we get shipments of new books in the library I’m armed with my post it notes to mark which items I want to read first and I rush them through processing.

If you were to open up my library account you would see that I have 9 items checked out right now and I’ve only started 1, the others are laying on my night stand waiting for their turn.  I’m just too busy and I know that, yet I check out items with the intention of reading them, but when I don’t get to them I get frustrated so I purchase them, adding to my overly packed book shelves.  It’s a vicious cycle and if I don’t nip it in the bud I will be one of those people you see on TV, with less mice mind you, but still it’s a bit of a problem.

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4 thoughts on “Confession time…

  1. We seem to have similar problems. Books are my addiction ha I have people telling me I should donate books to a library or sell them after I’m done reading them but I can’t do it! They are like friends and we’ve had some good times I can’t just give them away. Don’t worry your not alone we can start book hoarders anonymous 😉

    • Same. Rarely can I give a book away, I like having them there to re-read if I want, guess that means I’m selfish on top of being a hoarder, awesome. 🙂 I fully support a book hoarders anonymous, you make it happen and I’ll for sure be there.

  2. I keep checking out books again due to the fact that I didn’t finish them the first time even after renewing to the maximum limit. I’m trying to limit the amount of books I bring home from the library to make that not such a habit anymore.

    • I do the same thing, we’re allowed to renew books twice for three week periods of time each, but sometimes it’s not enough, sometimes I just end up having to buy the dang things!

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