Have you read all of the books you already own? You know, the ones you have filling your shelves, stacked on your nightstand, haphazardly piled high into a leaning tower of TBRs??? What about your e-reader? Is it crammed full of books you have downloaded, but never gotten around to reading?
OMG this question is evil Rose, you’re so evil! I have SO FREAKING MANY books I own and haven’t even cracked open, digitally or for realsies. Hi, I’m Julie, and I’m a book collector, not a reader. SERIOUSLY that’s how I feel sometimes. I one-click way too many damn books on Amazon, especially the freebies or the ones already on my TBR that are on sale for like a buck. A BUCK! Why not, right? Well, now they just sit there all sad on my kindle getting ignored. And as for my lovely amazing beautiful bookshelves in my library – they are full of more books that I *haven’t* read than those I have. If I stop buying books today, I already have more than enough books to read for many many years to come. I need an intervention. Or, to just say sorry books, it isn’t you, it is every other book that is shiny and new that gets my attention.
So I recently just bought 4 new bookshelves and am in the process of trying to organize my books according to ones that I have read and ones I have NOT read. So I bought this super small shelf in hopes of filling it with my “unread” books with the idea that I would not buy books unless I had room on this small shelf. But guess what? That shelf is full and I STILL have tons of books on my other shelves that I have not read. This makes me sad. I want to be able to say, yes, I have read all these books whenever someone steps inside my personal home library. I am SOOOO excited we are doing a “Read the Books You Own” challenge for 2015! Stay tuned for details to come! I want to finally read the books that I one click or impulse buy at the library…I mean, I bought ’em! I should read ’em!