Fantasist & Futurist
- Nov 23, 2002
I have more books than I think I can ever read. And yet - I must have more books.
I struggle to resist 99p ebook sales. I'm subscribed to Amazon's Kindle Daily Deals. I have long wishlists that I check more or less every day to see if any have come on offer.
I must have more books.
I have a lot of unread books on my shelves, all of which I want to read. I just need time to read them.
Yet there are also so many other books out there I really want to read, too.
I've realized I'm interested in lots of things, and once a subject has my attention I seriously indulge in it by buying as many books as I can - and where budget allows.
A lot of my unread books are on medieval living history, and WWII Germany - two big interests. But now I'm finding myself drawn more to both Roman Britain and Neolithic Europe. Oh, and Bronze Age Turkey.
Perhaps luckily, academic books are so expensive that I cannot buy many of these. But that won't stop me from adding more books about the subject to my Amazon wishlist.
Oh, I forgot - I might have the option to study medieval Scottish history, so of course I want to read up about that first. After my degree I might do a masters in archaeology which happens to cover the Norse, so I'm also adding books about that subject.
I don't have one wish list at Amazon - I have all many: Priority Books, Novels, WWII, Ancient History, Roman Britain, Scottish History, and of course my normal Wish List. I might have to create some more soon.
So, I figure I'm addicted to books and reading and learning. But I don't think that's really a problem.
Anyone else here also the same?
[NOTE! That's a stock image above - my book shelves don't look anywhere near as impressive!]