It won't come as much of a surprise that I'm addicted to books. And since I'm on yahoo loops and Twitter and Facebook with so many amazing authors and book-ish types, there's an endless supply of recommendations.
Every time I announce there will be no more book-buying for a bit, Barnes & Noble sends me an email with a coupon. It would be downright rude to ignore that, wouldn't it?
Anywhoo ... A couple of days ago my son opened the door for a delivery and groaned. "Mom! Did you really order more books? We don't have room for more books. You have to stop." This is the 8 year old reprimanding me.
Sadly, has a point. I've become a crazy woman rearranging shelves looking for a few more inches here and there. I've even threatened to sell the fancy dining room furniture and turn that room (which we never use, by the way) into a library.
Then I came across a Twitter and Facebook exchange, declaring August Conquering the Book Stacks (#ctbs) month. The goal is to read what's on your shelf already. No buying books (gasp). Considering the number of books on my To-Be-Read list, this sounded like a brilliant idea. My TBR list, however, will require a wee bit longer than a month.
So, no buying books for a while (well, maybe one more!). And now I'm off to see what treasures I've forgotten I already have.