Yep, you heard me right. Believe me, it wasn’t an easy decision. I’m addicted to books…reading them, writing them, owning them. If it wasn’t for the “pitching” gene I inherited from my mom, I would be in danger of showing up on an episode of Hoarders. Luckily, my local library takes donations and I have a few friends who are, quite possibly, more voracious readers than I am.
But I digress.
Giving up buying books has enabled me to work my way through my staggering To Be Read pile. I think I’m down to three novels and two craft books on a shelf that’s been groaning for years. Because of sheer desperation, I’m also working my way through my virtual bookshelf, too. I’m reading books that I purchased and won YEARS ago…some are so ancient that the publishers don’t exist any more. Sad, I know. If I find the title on Goodreads, I’ve been giving feedback and writing up little reviews to share my impressions of the books.
If I time this right, I won’t run out until Easter. But I certainly know what I’m doing right after church. You guessed it. I’m hitting the bookstore and feeding the addiction.
So, what did you give up for Lent? Or, if you aren’t of that particular religious bent, how do you tame the savage To Be Read pile?