Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
- Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
So, guys, I have a confession to make…
I am a hoarder of books. I know, I know, not really much of a confession, and I feel like with a lot of us book bloggers that is a common problem. So, at the very least, I’m in friendly company. However, I can tell you honestly–it’s a huge problem of mine. A vice, an obsession, if you will. No sooner do I finish one book then I have to buy three more that end up sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust. I swear to you, I have at least 20 books that I bought in the past five months with every intention of reading that are just sitting there, staring at me accusingly because I haven’t even cracked them open since I bought them.
“Well, Sasha,” you may say, “Why don’t you just read the books you buy first? Or why don’t you give away some of the books you own?” Well, I would, if I had the time! Being a student sucks sometimes because even though it’s my future and I love what I do, I find myself desperately searching for a spare five minutes to pick up a book. That being said, that doesn’t ever stop me from buying books if I see ones that I might–even in the distant future–want to read. So, yeah, I have a problem!
But, to be honest… I secretly love it. I love being surrounded by books, even if I just look longingly at them for a few minutes a day without ever getting a chance to read them. And mark my words, I will read them… eventually! I swear! Let me just buy five more books and then I’ll totally read the ones I already have!!
What about you guys? Are you book hoarders like I am or do you prefer to finish reading the books you’ve bought before you find new ones to purchase?