Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Is A Long-Term Book Buying Ban Right For You?

If you're anything like me, then you have no self-control when it comes to books. You hop online to order one book and end up ordering seven because they're on sale. Six of those books sit on your shelf for a year until you have time to read them. If you do that often enough, you'll find yourself facing the problem that I'm trying to solve today. Too many books and too little time!

I have become less of a bookworm and more of a book hoarder. There are currently 87 unread books sitting on my shelf (and floor, to be honest) because I don't have time to read them. I've never owned that many unread books before. According to my spreadsheet, a new book stays on my shelf for an average of 10 months before I read it. I could get pregnant and grow an entire human faster than I can read a book! That's because I work 50+ hours a week and have a family. Whenever I try to read, I fall asleep after a few pages. Unfortunately, books have been put on the back burner of my life.