Tsundoku. I only just recently found out about this Japanese word. No, it’s not a disease… kind of.
Tsundoku means buying books and letting them pile up but not reading them.
My name is Claire and I have tsundoku. Phew, feels so good to say it out loud, like admitting you have a problem during an AA.
I have money to buy books, granted. Unfortunately for me, I do not have enough space to store them. But I still want more.
More books make a more happy me.
I am making it a point to read at least one of these piled-up books a month. I am currently reading one… which I started last year. But it’s okay. I’ll finish it this month. And I’ll start another one by the beginning of next one, I promise.
So for all you book lovers out there who think you have a problem. You don’t. It’s normal. I have it, you might too. It’s okay, we WILL get through this… Just, you know, buy the damn book and read it so you can buy more. Easy*!
*(… No it isn’t and you know it!)