## The problem with bookstores

Posted by me on Thursday, the 8th day of November, anno domini 2007 at 9:58 PM, local time.

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
- Henry Ward Beecher


I’m thinking that even these quotes must be given to people based on Google’s huge database of knowledge of everyone’s habits and behaviors? ‘Cause I sure do seem to get a lot of quotes about how I buy too many books. I mean, seriously, I feel bad enough already. Ah well.

Maybe I should go buy a book to make myself feel better?

(A few hours later…)

Now that I’ve done that, I do feel much better. Hopefully, I will get to read the books I have bought soon and can comment on them. They are both things I have not seen before, and I am quite excited that they might both be rather good. Only time will tell!

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1. Darcy said,

November 9, 2007 at 6:45 am

You’ve got a lot of books. Good luck on reading them all!

2. me said,

November 9, 2007 at 9:37 am

Et tu, Darcy?

But thanks, I’ll try.

3. Darcy said,

November 9, 2007 at 12:39 pm

I had a project to read all the books I own a few years ago (fiction only). It was a long undertaking. I am mostly done with that. But I don’t have even close to the mountain of books that you own.

4. me said,

November 9, 2007 at 1:07 pm

That’s cool. Yeah, at one time I had hoped I would eventually get to read them all, and I still have them separated by whether I have read them or not, and I’m closer than you might think to succeeding at reading them all for fiction (maybe 150 to go or so), but I’m not quite as worried about doing that anymore. If I don’t get to them, so be it. I’d rather read awesome books several times over and over than books that might not be as good.