#Shelflove: Perils of Book Hoarding

September 1, 2015 Challenges, Featured Posts, Shelf Love 2015 14


No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – September Update

As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on theNo Book Buying Challenge page from the menu above.  For September, let’s discuss the perils of book hoarding. Are you a book hoarder?

Julie Review AvatarJulie: 
The Perils of Book Hoarding

  • Hoarding physical books takes up space. Which means you need to have the space to store the books, or the books just pile up all around your house and start to take over.
  • Piles of books are dangerous for your health. Have you ever been hit on the head with a falling book? An avalanche of books is hazardous for sure.
  • Having too many unread books staring at you is actually quite stressful. How on earth do you pick the next book to read when they are all yelling for your attention?
  • People start treating you differently when they find out you’re a hoarder. Some people even say it is associated with a mental illness. We don’t want others thinking that of us, right?

How am I doing so far? Well, there are 11 books on my #ShelfLove shelf, but my goal was 21-30 books: give your shelves a warm friendly hug so I need to step it up if I’m to meet my goal.
I have embedded my Goodreads shelf so that I can share the books I read as I go.


Lynnpic avatar Lynn:     My hording tends toward magazines more than books. I really do believe I’m going to use those for reference again. But I never do. As for physical books, I donated a large number of books to the library before I moved to Houston. When you are paying to move by the pound, those pounds add up! I really only kept the books that I loved. And I’ve kept my shelves that way since. Electronic books are different story all-together. It’s so easy to one-click books. I end up with so many that sound like something I’d be interested in. But that I’ve never really gotten around to reading. Something new and shiny always grabs my attention. As for my shelf-love update, I broke my fast this month and actually paid for 2 books. But $5 for the both. I did check the library first. Neither were available. And I’ve read one of the two already. So I’m only feeling mildly guilty. I’ve read 11 books that I own so far this year. My goal of 21-30 books looks very far away. 

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14 Responses to “#Shelflove: Perils of Book Hoarding”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    LOL I actually experienced an avalanche this morning, Julie. I felt really badly too since it was only 5 a.m. and my kids were still sleeping. 😉 And I didn’t think about the fact that people look at me differently when they find out I hoard…so true. 😀 And the choices…my gosh, the choices!! Truly stressful. Lynn, I had to laugh that you hoard magazines. I’m sure you’ve heard this trick, but I used to tear out the pages I thought I’d want for reference and out them in page protectors in a binder. Takes up significantly less space. And then it’s easier to throw them out when you realize you aren’t going to reference them. Ever. 😀 You’re both doing prett well with the challenge. Keep it up!
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  2. Sharon

    Oh I agree, I don’t like my books staring at me from the shelf either. It’s so hard to choose what to read next without them looking at you. LOL

    • Julie

      Yes, there is just too much book noise and it is hard to hear the one that should be picked next lol

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