Mt. Bookpile – Hi, I’m Jandy and I’m a Book-a-holic


Right now one of the threads going around Facebook is 25 Random Facts About Myself. I’ve been tagged a couple times, but figure that the only people who really want to know that much about me are my daughters, and “I ain’t tellin'”.

One friend admitted that he is a compulsive book shopper. He walks into a bookstore and has to walk out with something in hand. He told me later that he doesn’t get them all read, but they look interesting so he has to take them home. I told him about Mt. Bookpile but I didn’t admit how large it is. He thought that was a great term.

He’s right, though. I, too, am a compulsive book buyer. I really shouldn’t volunteer at the library used book store. Last week I came home with two books. This week it is 3 (although I may already have a copy of Madame Bovary here waiting for me to get to it). That doesn’t count the 3 I bought the weekend before last. How many have I taken off Mt. Bookpile? Only 3 – no wait, 4. It doesn’t matter how fast I read, I don’t read as fast as I buy.

(Justifying whine) But they all look interesting…

One Comment

  1. Comment by -lindy:

    Amen, amen, and amen.

    Today, I resisted going to the Friends room at my local library (a usual tradition that I do on one of my days off) because I have so much I want to read.

    I think I’m going to go tomorrow though.