I can't make myself stop buying new books!
Once a week I usually take a trip to Barnes & Noble to do some writing in the cafe there. (Okay, so maybe I like to people watch too) I can't go to Starbucks, because I buy waaaay more mochas when I'm there than the B&N cafe.
Anyway, when I'm done with my writing, I allow myself to buy a book. It's only supposed to be one book. I've made repeated promises to myself that I will only buy one book at a time.
So, I only planned on buying one book today. Richelle Mead's latest release.
But then ... I decided it wouldn't hurt to pick up Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain, because yesterday, agent Jim McCarthy told me to read it. Jim is one of my dream agents, so if he says to jump I ... consider listening.
Okay, so those two I could understand. Why, did I still continue to browse through the store until I picked up Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers? That sucker is 700 pages long, too.
My "To Be Read" pile is currently running about two dozen books deep as it is. Not to mention, in my current cycle of writing & revising I'm slowed to only reading about a book a week. Now, I've never been all that great at math, but if I continue to buy 2-3 books a week, when I can only read 1 ... I'll soon be drowning in unread books.
This is why I must not be allowed to buy a Nook. Being able to download books without having to leave my house, could leave me in the poor house!
How often do you all buy books? Or are you more like library people? (Due to my ability to bite off more than I can chew, library return dates and I don't get along well) And how deep is your reading pile?