Just what am I talking about today?
Well, not hoarding per say, because don't get me wrong,
I love to collect books. Even once I have read them, I still have that special connection to them and just can't give them up. I love books tremendously and always have. Many of my older books I don't even keep on my bookshelf because of the simple fact that some are torn and tattered and just don't look pretty. I don't want people coming over and looking at a bookshelf with worn out books. I want my shelf to look pretty with all of my newer books that are in great shape. Maybe I'm crazy here, but I feel like having people see my bookshelves just might encourage people to read. Therefore, I want them to look nicer. I am truly amazed by how many people come over and see all my books and jump into conversations about reading. With that said, collecting is OK. Just not hoarding. Now, on with my point!
What really gets under my skin is when people get books, whether they win them, have them given to them, buy them...however they may receive them, and they have no intention of reading them. Yes, I do have many in my TBR pile. But I'm going to read them at some point or another. I just feel as though, someone really might want to read those books that are being hoarded. So why not give them up? Books are for reading after all. Maybe some people get greedy. Maybe it's an addiction. I can't really speak for those people. As a book lover it just pains me to know that people not only have books that they are never going to read, but they still continue to collect, and won't give up what is left unopened. I understand keeping many books. I own many. But if they are never going to be read?! That's not what they are made for. Please pass them along, sell them, give them away if you aren't going to read them. Because somebody might love to read that story.