I’ve Lost Control

No one can really stop me. Unless I run out of funds. 😳

I’ve lost control, though.

I’ve been running low on room. When you only have one room for your items to go in, but you have a growing library that doesn’t ever stop growing…

Yes, I’m talking about books. 🥺


My most recent trip (last night) was to Mardel, again.

The bargain books killed me.

“Cleanup on aisle 2 of bargain books, a girl in her 20s has fallen on a pile of books and can’t get up.”

This didn’t really happen, but I did come out of Mardel with 8 books I don’t really have room for.

WHY ARE YOU THE WAY YOU ARE?

I have a lot of audacity to think that I would ever stop buying books, especially when I find authors I love.

What did I buy, you might be asking.

Well…

I would preferably like to read all of these books in the next week or so for you to know in my blog post about the books I read in February, but seeing as how that’s not possible without me going on a retreat to the mountains and sitting in a treehouse all alone with no distractions or care in the world…

I’m reading far slower than my ability to buy books. If I could slow down (I can’t), my life would be so much more tubular.

Honestly, I could slow down. I could stop. If I truly allowed self control to take over instead of this desire for books…

I do need to stop. Confession. I do not have room.

I’ve gotten rid of a few books, some teen fiction I wasn’t a fan of. They’re still in my room, but separated far away, I just haven’t taken them for donation seeing as no one else wants them either.

*sigh*

The struggles continue.


Thanks for reading and I’m sure you’ll be back one day to read about my other bookworm struggles when they make themselves known.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. This – “going on a retreat to the mountains and sitting in a treehouse all alone with no distractions or care in the world…” Oh what a dream come true that would be! ♥️ I do understand the struggle. The thing is, you love books, and reading is not a bad habit, so don’t beat yourself up too much. But I do know where you’re coming from. Last year I spent way too much money on books (over $2,000 😬). So I am trying to be better about the moola side. I can’t read all the books I have that quickly either. (And side note of something funny but I thought you would “get” – somehow I recently preordered Treasure an Heiress by Roseanne M. White and didn’t even remember anything about it! 😱) But anyway, back to the problem at hand, perhaps if you know you will not be rereading a book (especially since your TBR pile keeps growing) – maybe you can donate them to a library? But if you really can’t bear parting with them, then perhaps you could just store your books in boxes until one day when you get a home of your own. And then you can have a whole room just for books! 📚🤩👏

    1. Summer says:

      It would be a dream! 😍😍
      Wow! I don’t know how much I’ve spent – at this point I’d rather not even know! 🤣 But I try not to go over $5 for a book unless I’m at Barnes & Noble and it’s hard to find something under $5 there OR it’s a preorder – which I’m doing a lot more of out of fear of a paper shortage. 😅 This going to prompt another post in the future I’m sure! 😂
      Lol!! I need to read more of her books. She’s on my want to read pile for the next month or so.
      Have you ever preordered from somewhere but then found a better preorder deal elsewhere so you cancelled the first one and preordered with the better deal? That happened to me last week with a Becky Wade novel – her nee release coming this year!
      I wanted to donate them to the neighborhood library but apparently I have to take donations to a different location or our downtown location and I just don’t feel like going there. I’m going to take some teen fiction books to Gardner’s used books today – they can give me whatever for them, I just don’t want them and I tried to sell or give them away and no one I knew wanted them.
      I am definitely storing up for a home library one day. It’s all in my plans for a new construction when I’m able! 📚 🤩

      1. Yes I have cancelled a preorder before as well! I never thought about a paper shortage! That would be tragic! That stinks that your neighborhood library won’t take them. So I guess a home library is your best option 😁

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