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Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!
Are you book greedy?
I will admit, I am.
I try to keep it under control, but I will also admit I am not too successful.
I remember the days before the blogging. I bought some books, I got some from the library. I would maybe have a book or two in reserve for when I finished what I was reading. The SIL would buy some and we would trade.
And then the blogging.
I would request books for review from various sources and, as time went on, I started to get a few.
Wow, how exciting!!
Then quite a few.
I needed to keep some sort of record, so I joined Library Thing. Oh look, they have this Early Reviewers thing. I can request a book from hundreds, and as I faithfully reviewed them, I 'won' one many months.
Then there was that e-mail from Amazon Vine, asking if I would like to join, guaranteeing 4 books a month if I so desired.
I started to get offers from blogging book tours..offers from publishers...offers from publicists..offers from authors.
And so many looked good. Or at least good enough. And I wanted them. I certainly don't need them. I WANT THEM.
Of course, I am still buying some books. I read a great review and I want it. Look, in seconds I can get a copy for my Nook! And Barnes and Noble has a Nook free book every Friday! Will I like it? Well, it is free, so way not take a chance?
And who had the nerve to tell me about this site called BookBub. Free e-books, .99 cents books for your Kindle or Nook or iPad.
And I still go to the library on occasion. I tell myself I will be good. Not buy the book but get it from the library. That is responsible, right? Of course, I get the call to pick it up, and leave with 2 additional books because I was stupid enough to check out the New Releases section.
I must sort them, physically or, for e-books, in my mind. Amazon Vine has a new policy that you must review 100% of last month's requests to be able to get any new ones. At first I was upset, but honestly it is a good thing, keeping me in line. And I try to really keep after the Library Thing books. The library books go ahead of the ones I buy, and the review books often go ahead of them both. So many books are waiting.
Well, my eyes are bigger than my ability to keep up.
But they make me happy.
OK, a little concerned when I think of the show Hoarders,
but at this point, they still make me happy, happy.
All those books I have stored up, each one, possibly, a great adventure, just waiting for me, hours of pleasure just sitting there, patiently.
Is it greed..or saving for a rainy day?
Or a rainy year.
Perhaps a decade.
Do you understand??
Oh please, say you do!