Over the years, I’ve run into a little bit of problem, well maybe not a problem, more of a situation. I receive new books every day… on my desk, from friends, etc. Accumulating this many books has created my poor bookshelf to pile higher and higher up to the ceiling. Books that I bought and received have remained unread (some for more than 3 years). This of course leads me to feel an immense sense of guilt. Now you’re probably thinking,
“This sounds like first world problems”
Which is true, but I don’t spend too much time in my home office, because every time I look to my left at all my overstuffed bookshelves, I feel like the world’s worst book lover. Then I think, “maybe if you spent less time watching ‘Extreme Couponing’ you would finally tackle your never ending book piles”, but then someone scores a sweet deal of getting 100 bottles of Powerade for a whooping $0.00 and I switch off the light to the office and abandon my bookshelf once again.
When the Olympic Readathon came into play (which has been one of the most rewarding and fun things to help be a part of) I vowed that I’d finally read something off my bookshelf. Thus, I picked a book that I’ve been meaning to read forever and a day, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. It was a perfect read, the main character, Jane is trying to figure it all out in interconnecting stories that are composed of self discovery and relateable situations. I’m just sad that I didn’t read it earlier.
I suppose the moral of this whole post is that from here on out, I’m going to make a valid effort to blow the dust off the books on my shelf and read! Many of you that follow this blog are avid readers, so I’m sure you can relate to this vow. So leave a comment below and calm my nerves that I’m not the only one out there that has run into this problem!