|Gotta love IKEA. :)|
What I hadn't expected, though, was that I'd have too many books to fit on that wall of shelving. Yes, indeed. Too many books.
Is that possible?
Apparently, for some even having one book in the house is too many. I recently met a woman for the first time at my day job. Upon finding out I'd moved partly to gain a bit more space, she asked if I was a hoarder. She grabbed onto her assessment with a strange enthusiasm when she found out I enjoyed and owned books. I'd never met this woman before in my life and she was calling me a hoarder because I didn't get rid of all my books after I'd read them once.
Okay - am I odd in this? Does everyone else in the world get rid of their books? Does no one keep them to read again?
My thoughts: I can't count how many books I've read more than once... and will probably read again. I read them because I enjoy them, but I also use these books for inspiration when I'm struggling with an opening sentence, a bit of dialogue, how to introduce a character, or any other of a dozen different things. I figure these are my textbooks, and so what if there are a lot of them? I've had a lot to learn over the years. ;)
What do you think?