In other words how all of you have made me vain!
Before I started blogging, the look of my books never bothered me in the slightest. It was quite common that I'd have a series that was made of UK paperbacks, US paperbacks, US hardbacks and the rare UK hardback. Now though, I've become a tad obsessive about everything matching.
Seeing all of your pretty bookshelf with matching hardbacks, all the same height has made me green with envy! I now dream of the day when I can have a completely matching bookshelf! But of course that's never going to be possible, at least until I win the lotto! (here's hoping!)
Since I started started blogging, I've gone on a major book binge! This is thanks to the discovery of the book depository, of course. But I'm finding myself buying nothing but hardbacks, for the simple reason of everything matching! This usually means paying a higher price, usually around €4. It may not seem like a lot, but I've ordered around 30 hardbacks in the past 3-4 months. That €4 per book can certainly add up!
And it comes back to blaming it all on all of you! You and your pretty bookshelves, with pretty hardbacks and gorgeous covers!
I'd love to get back to my pre-blogging self! Before a book was a book and that was it! While I'll admit I always judged a book by its cover, I never cared about the format! Now I'm starting to dislike e-books! I've never been a huge fan of reading on my ipad or computer, it didn't really bother me if I had to do it.
Now I find myself avoiding buying e-books at all costs! I'm starting to take pride in having bookshelves just short of collapsing under the weight of my books! I never really thought too much about the books I had. I had loads before I started blogging, two bookcases worth, with most of the shelves holding double rows of books. Now I'm loving that I have that, plus a new bookcase. I'm loving it while seriously stressing out over it. There is absolutely no more room for books in my room, but there is no sign of me slowing down when it comes to buying books.
You have all made me vain! I'm laying full responsibility at your door!
If any one has any advice on how to cure myself of this before i'm buried under a sea of pretty, matching hardbacks I'd really appreciate it!
Does anyone else suffer the same problem? Let me know in the comments below, so we can obsess together!