This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish.
Recently I’ve been having a huge problem: I own too many books. There are in the shelves, there are books on the floor, books running across the walls, there are books on my desk-side table, there are books in boxes, there are BOOKS IN THE FREAKING GUEST ROOM. In July, 2012 when I recently found my love for reading, I had a dream to own a lot of books. And I can say that I have definitely fulfilled that dream.
I’m not saying that I hate owning books. I love owning books! I am book nerd for God’s sake. But sometimes, it’s just getting way too much. And I tell myself that all the time. I told myself to stop buying books (that went well…until a bought another 10 yesterday…BUT I HAVEN’T BOUGHT A BOOK SINCE OCTOBER), I told myself to stop requesting books (that also went pretty well, I am now only requesting books that I am literally nuts about wanting to read and review) but then again, I get unsolicited copies. And I’m not complaining. I know a lot of people would be crazy happy to get books arriving at their door step, unrequested. I still go crazy. I love surprises! But at the end of the day, maybe only 1 in the 6 would I actually end up reading. And the other 5 would just sit there. It really pains me when I have books sent from publishers and I never end up reviewing them. I want to review them. But I can’t because the book isn’t my type of read (I got a book that was erotic NA once) or I’m just not interested.
Then I recently came up with the idea of trading books with fellow bloggers. It went really well. I traded in books I didn’t want to read or books that I have duplicate copies of. But because I’m so stupid at times, I realised it’s not helping My Big Problem. I’m just replacing books with ones I want to read. But the space. I don’t have any more room! (It also sucks because we actually do have more shelves in the house, but they have been taken up by my sister’s toys and pieces of work and more toys and photos and her Rainbow Magic and Mr. Men books.)
Anyway. That was just a random rant and me going around in circles between wanting to surround myself in books but not having more space for much more books anymore ;___;
What about you? Ever feel like you own too many books and not enough room but don’t want to let them go?
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