I Am A Book Hoarder
Thursday, 17th February, 2011 § 14 Comments
I have too many books.
Believe it or not it took some effort to admit that to myself, what more typing the words onto the screen. Remember a while back I wrote I was going to clear up my clutter on my coffee table? Yeah, it has actually gotten worse!
Space on the table has become a premium that I’m putting books on any empty space I can find. Including but not limited to plastic stool chairs…
…and the computer work table.
So why don’t I just keep them in the bookshelves? I even have one shelf reserved for books that have yet to be read. Well, because of this:
To say my “books-to-read” shelf is overflowing would be an understatement. It is not so much overflowing than it is sinking under all that weight. It’s like Scotty from Star Trek going, “I cannae do it, Cap’n! She cannae take the presshah! The engines are gonna blow!” Maybe I should get rid of all that National Geographic magazines (the yellow pile on the right of the photo). It’s not like I’ll be reading them again.
I also have a small shelf in my bedroom for books that I plan to read soon (yeah, right!) or books that I like to refer to often. I can transfer some of them to my library but that would involve walking.
The books in these photos don’t even make up half of my entire collection and more are coming in from time to time, jostling for space. Overpopulation and the gradual loss of open spaces is a grave concern at The Malaysian Reader HQ. We are thinking of taking over the neighbouring houses because we need the living space. Just like Hitler did when he invaded Russia….oh wait, that didn’t work out so well for him, did it?