Borrowing Too Many Library Books
I think we can all understand the book buying addiction. We all want new books, even when we have way too many unread books on our shelves already. But how do you deal with this impulse? I’ve found that I love borrowing library books just as much as I love buying books. Apparently it satisfies the hoarding urge since my primal brain has figured out that I have to return them. I’m even completely happy to return them, it doesn’t bother me in the slightest. I just love the feeling of picking out as many books as I want and taking them home with me (they’re even free, amazing right???). But perhaps I’ve run into a new problem…
As I’m thinking about it, I’m worried that I’m depriving others of the chance to read awesome books (don’t worry, there are still lots of awesome books in the YA section, I should know, I’ve read a lot of them >.>). Or maybe I’m just being weird again, it’s always possible. This is definitely the worst I’ve ever done in terms of checking out books I will never be able to read before they are due. I think my justification was that I wasn’t absolutely sure I’d like them all, so I wanted to have variety in case I started one, didn’t like it, or wanted to try another anyway. It’s like a buffet table :D.
Do you think this is excessive? Do you ever borrow more books from the library than you can read before they are due? Do you ever borrow books from the library to slack your new book addiction?
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