...just waiting for me to be home more to read them. How many of you have stacks like this?
I swear I buy books almost weekly, either online or at a used book sale or something. Like I don't already have enough books. But I see something that catches my interest and next thing I know it's on top of yet another teetering pile.
I weed my books too. I don't keep every book I buy forever and ever. There's just no space to do that, and my interests change. I remember when I had a copy of every single Agatha Christie paperback! Loved 'em.
I seldom read fiction any more because real life is so intriguing. Unless you count folk and fairy tales. But libraries have those cataloged as nonfiction! (I love it--ol' Dewey knew a thing or two).
It's hilarious how many people think that if you work in a library you actually get to read all those books. Who has time? Even the shelvers are hard-pressed to find time to sit down and read.
Books have to be re-shelved after someone brings them back, and if you consider that even a small library will check out 400-1000 or more items a day, you can see the size of the shelving job. In my job, I'm removed from the collection now--I read stuff like OSHA and ADA regulations and cooling tower RFPs. Thrilling, I assure you.
The teetering piles will have to wait a little while longer. But when the time comes I plan to dig in and just read and read and read.
And probably buy more books. Especially old ones. I just can't resist.