See this gigantic pile of books?
I bought that in one summer. It doesn’t even include Go Set A Watchman, which I bought with a friend who now has the copy, or the books I preordered because Winter gets published in November.
Getting a job has seriously changed my book buying habits. I used to buy books only on a special occasion (read: sudden source of financial income that I won’t feel guilty spending (i.e. Christmas money)), because hey, books are expensive little buggers. Paper and ink come with a price.
But now I suddenly have a source of income to fund my book buying tendencies. Which are much more frequent than I thought they would be.
And the worst part? I already have books that I bought before this that I’ve put off reading because I bought these ones.
Which is why, once again, I have to put myself on a book buying ban.
(Did I even mention that this pile includes the fact that I put myself on a book buying ban for the month of July? Because I did. That was only two months ago.)
This is a rather sore point with me because my mom and sister don’t understand why I like to buy books. They both think I’m wasting money because I’m “never going to read them after the first time,” and “you’ll just pick up Harry Potter again.”
To which I continually reply, “This is only my first time re-reading Harry Potter!” Which is true.
I’ve been trying to think of ways to moderate my reading process. Because besides the unread books that I have piled up, I want to reread books too. I think I should balance it so for every new book I read, I reread another book.
But I’d love some help! How do you control your book buying habits? Do you coordinate what you read? Let me know in comments!