Book Gluttony! Are your eyes bigger than your book belly? Do you have a habit of buying up books far quicker than you could possibly read them? Have you had to curb your book buying habits until you can catch up with yourself? Or are you a controlled buyer, only purchasing books when you have run out of things to read?
My immediate reaction to this is that it's no fun buying books just when I need to read them! I buy far more books than I could ever possibly read! But in a vain attempt to justify myself, I buy most of my books in charity shops or second hand bookshops so if I see them, then I feel I need to buy them right away. hey might not be there next time I go into that particular shop. I know this is a pretty weak argument because it would be just as easy not to go into the shop, so then feel no need to buy any books in the first place!
This argument collapses even further when I consider my library habits. I get far more books out of the library than I could possibly read in the time allowed before they have to be returned. I just can't resist books. I find it difficult to leave them on the shelves.
I have had to curb what I spend on new books, but this is purely for financial reasons than any desire to limit the amount of unread books lying around. In fact this decision to look for second hand books rather than new has actually led to more books finding their way into my house because I can spend a lot less money and get lots more books. So yes, I'm a book glutton!
However, I don't think it's a problem at all! I like having lots of books to choose from. I'd rather have a few minutes indecision about what book I'm going to read next than only have a small selection, or possibly even have to go out and buy something to read! I think that would be more stressful than anything else!