On buying books

I buy books. I buy lots of books. And I borrow them from the library and friends and download freebies from Project Gutenburg or Kindle, receive free review copies and enter competitions to win books. I read lots of books too but I don’t always read the books I have.

So I have many books (probably hundreds) that I haven’t read.  It’s part of why I’ve been doing my weekly Reading Down My TBR Pile entries.  And it’s hugely overwhelming.  I look at my bookshelves and I know that I will never get to the point where I’ve read all my books because I have too many and I just can’t stop buying more.

When I was reading earlier this afternoon (The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller) I came accross the perfect quote about that.

“Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

Wouldn’t that be great?

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