Monday, November 5, 2018

Book Hoarder? Who, me?

So, one of my promises to myself this year was that I was going to scale down. In every aspect. Scale down on the things I buy, scale down on the things I own, and also try to keep our house from turning into a storage unit. Oh, trust me. It's not been easy. My book dragon tendencies keep urging me to look at book sale emails, and it takes all of my willpower to ignore them. *sigh* Being a bookworm is a hard, hard job.

My rule lately has been composed of two separate parts:

1. If I don't love a book after I've finished reading it, I give it away.
2. I'm not allowed to buy any new books, unless they're some I've already read and loved.

The bright side of all of this is that I've been using my local library like mad! I've also been deep into audio book territory, which has been a nice way to pass the work hours while attacking multi-page spreadsheets. The other excellent part of it is that my bookshelves have stopped being cluttered stacks, and are going back to their pretty, presentable selves. I'm kind of in awe of it all.

I still have the itch ALL THE TIME, but I've been good!

How do you deal with your book dragon tendencies?


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