The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books – Publisher’s Weekly

There are just too many books to read. And while one might make the very good point that you could just wait to buy them when you have more room, there’s something about putting them in a row with other books, read and unread, that creates the cumulative impression of your reading self.

That’s me in a nutshell. As I prepare for a move in a few weeks, I’m reminded of just how many books I have, and how much they weigh.

But the author of the article is a tyro; he only has 371 books. If he only knew how it would be in a few decades…

Source: The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books

8 thoughts on “The Wonderful and Terrible Habit of Buying Too Many Books – Publisher’s Weekly

  1. The problem isn’t “too many books”. It’s disciplining yourself to read them. I recently started on Bertrand Russell’s “History of Western Philosophy” — which I should have read 40 years ago.

  2. The problem isn’t “too many books”. It’s disciplining yourself to read them. I recently started on Bertrand Russell’s “History of Western Philosophy” — which I should have read 40 years ago.

  3. I have rarely ever moved and had less than 50 boxes (about 20kg each) of books…. I thin out, they get replaced. It’s the circle of print.

  4. I have rarely ever moved and had less than 50 boxes (about 20kg each) of books…. I thin out, they get replaced. It’s the circle of print.

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