I would like to say that it has only recently dawned on me that I have a serious book needing addiction. And a book buying addiction. I don’t know why this hasn’t dawned on me until recently, aka this morning. But it’s clear that it is a “problem”…according to my husband.
I currently have 111 books I have been approved for from NetGalley. In the span of…2 months. Yes. I have read, or did not finish, and gave feedback on 13 of them, working on the 14th now. Every day I look at the new books they put up and request a couple. Every day. I have been declined 60 books. In average that’s at least 2.5 books requested a day. Which..sure. Isn’t that bad. But in total it’s 184 books requested in 71 days. Which looks bad.
Every time I go to Wal-Mart or Target I look at the books. Doesn’t matter if I went yesterday, or even earlier the same day. I look. I know it’s not going to be different day-to-day for at least 3 weeks. But I look. And I’ll be like..”Did I really not want this book? You know what. I am going to get it anyways!” And that’s how I end up with over half of my physical shelf of books not read. I get books I will probably never read because they are pretty and I need them on my shelf.
When people say they are a book dragon, I am the Elder Book Dragon, keeper of all the pretties.