Interesting article that talks about buying too many books

Interesting article that talks about buying too many books

To quote the movie Broken Arrow via Bookworm.

I don’t know what’s scarier. That I bought more books than I can read. Or that it happens so often, there is a term for it.

I know I am guilty of this. I don’t even want to count how many books I bought last year.

I figured other people here would appreciate it.

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I’m guilty of this and having a Kindle it’s even worse. The number of novels that are sitting in my too read queue is shameful. Maybe we should start Bookworm anonymous where I can admit to the number of times Amazon has told me I bought the book I’m considering buying three years ago.:flushed:

I’ve definitely bought a book I’ve heard about only to get home and realize it’s already on my unread shelf more than I care to admit.

@AwfulOtter I’ve done that multiple times. Or better yet, I see a book on sale and I am like, I’ve always wanted to read that book and find out when I get home, I own it.

Yup! I usually turn the spare into a gift for someone.


I try to remember the Sunk Cost Fallacy: just because I’ve bought a book, doesn’t mean I should read it. It may be irrelevant to me now.