I Am A Compulsive Book Shopper

This may be pretty obvious from my previous posts, but the more I think about it the more I realize I have a serious shopping problem when it comes to books. I buy so many at a time that I still have around 30-40 books on my shelves that I have never even opened yet. They will get read eventually, but as soon as I find a few books I want to read, I have to buy them right away. The only credit I will give myself is that 1.) I’m not buying the books just to buy something, 2.) I’m not buying books that I’m never going to read because like I said they will eventually all be read and 3.) I buy 99% of my books used. Only every now and then if there is a book I am waiting for I will preorder it and even then Amazon generally doesn’t charge full price for a new hardcover. I bought 9 more books today at a used book store and am still waiting for 5 more books to come in the mail. I also have 100+ books on a wishlist on Amazon that I’m considering ordering 15 off of the list every week. Do any other reader have this problem? I know I can’t be the only one who buys books like crazy…

Oh and libraries don’t work for me. I’ve used my local one until there was nothing left I wanted to read and then paid for a year membership library card to use at any library in the next county over and have read any books there I was interested in. Plus I also like to reread most of my books so buying 1 for $4 (including shipping) makes more sense to me.

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2 thoughts on “I Am A Compulsive Book Shopper

  1. Think of it this way–books don’t expire, they won’t spoil, and you can re-read them again and again. There are a lot of worse things that you could be spending your money on than books! (At least that’s what I tell myself!)

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