Sunday, 22 April 2012

No more books!

I have been so lazy this weekend.  The kids were at their dads and normally it's a chance for me to catch up on some work, for my assignments, or get some serious writing done.  The laptop is switched on as soon as they leave, and that is pretty much where I stay until they return. 

This weekend I have done no work at all.  Instead I have sat and read, read a bit more and read even more.  I honestly cannot remember the last time that I have had a proper weekend off.  To sit and do what I love the most.  Why is it then that I now feel so guilty and incredibly lazy. 

Anyway, I finished the book I was reading, the amazing "Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer," at 1.30 this morning.  Which has left me with the major decision of what to read next.  I spent half an hour going through my book case and I am ashamed to say that I have counted 98 unread books on my shelves. Then there's 30 unread books downloaded to my Kindle, 5 or which are complete works compilation's which will take months to get through.

I probably read on average a book a week.  So that's enough books to keep me busy for the next 2 years. When I purchased my new bookcase a year ago, I selected my favourite books to almost fill it.  Every book stood upright, clearly displayed and in an organised manor.  Now, the books sit 2 deep and squashed in any old way.

It's like I have an addiction to buying books.  I can't help myself. I have done a little bit of research into my problem and discovered that I have Bibliophilia, which is the love of books.  I am also a bookworm because I love books for their content, and love reading in general. 

I wonder how long it is before I make my next purchase... And, I still haven't decided what to read next!

1 comment:

  1. I am exactly the same if I allow myself to start reading a book. I put it down for a few minutes to get on with something else but am drawn back to read 'just a few more pages/just to the end of the chapter... ' and then I realise that I have "wasted" most of the day.