8 Reasons to buy more books

Love, love, love it! (Yes it’s worth the 3 love’s)! My favourite bit – “If you spent all your disposable income on X-Boxes and iPads, you’d be a target for burglars. Aint nobody breaking in to steal the copy of James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ you got off eBay.”

Hard Book Habit

Inside-Shakespeare-and-Co-Paris-Bookshop1 If glorious sights like this become a thing of a past, we only have ourselves to blame.

In previous posts I’ve covered some of my justifications for book shopping, which like an alcoholic topping up everyone else’s drink, or a sugar junkie that buys donuts for the “the office”, I use to make myself feel better. So apologies for repeating myself, but I thought I’d put them all here in a handy cut-out-and-keep list.

# 1. To have a collection of un-read books is important as when we finish one book, the next book to read could be one we aren’t in the mood for. It could be Wodehouse, Tolstoy, Hardy, Austen, Sebald or Self, it doesn’t matter, if you’re not in the mood, it will you from picking up the book. That’s bad. A selection is necessary.

# 2. Books are investments, not only could they be worth money…

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It’s all about I

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fearful Symmetry.”

Challenge: Pick a letter, any letter. Now, write a story, poem, or post in which every line starts with that letter.

I once took part

In a writing challenge

It really took some time

I couldn’t think of a letter to

Initiate each line

It was something of a dilemma

I pondered for some time

In the end I took the easy route

In mastering my lines

It was a selfish

Indulgence, for which I cannot lie

I cheated just a little bit

In choosing the letter