Monday, February 27, 2006

Damn it

Hi, my name is Aaron and I'm an addict. It has been 3 hours since I last bought a book. I have a problem. I am addicted to books. In the past week, I've bought 6 books. I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I'm usually able to finish a book or two a month. That means that I should be buying at most 2 books a month. At most, 2 books. I've been averaging 5 or six books a month. I have a knee high stack of books that I don't know if I'm ever going to get through. This has been a problem for quite some time, but it has gotten worse lately. Like a junkie amongst fellow junkies, I've fallen in with a bunch of readers. I don't know how many times I've heard, "You should read book X.", where X is the most recent tome completed by the speaker. Like the good book junkie that I am I go out and buy the damned book. I thought I had a solution to the problem. I put together another pseudo blog where I'd record all the books I wanted to eventually read. I thought I'd do this instead of buying the books. If you look at the thing you will notice that it hasn't been updated recently. That's because I've fallen off the wagon. It has really just obscured the magnitude of the problem. I don't know if there is a solution for this. I'm sure that finances and space will eventually force me to get rid of some of these books, but for now, I've got a 3 story house to fill with books I may never read. I'm going to die crushed by a pile of unread books.

I'm a book junkie

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