I don’t necessarily read them. I just collect them. I do have certain books I read everyday, usually on some esoteric subject, or some type of self-help book. I’m the queen of self-help books. I’m usually reading Yogananda.
My husband has the same habit. Most of the time we like the same books, and we take turns reading them. If a book has been made into a movie, we usually always try to read the book first. We are succors when it comes to entering a bookstore. Several weeks ago the cashier told us that we had been her best customers of the day. We had only intended on browsing. I didn’t really think it was such a huge purchase. I always joke with my husband that he is so lucky. I’m really not into jewelry at all, or shoes for that matter.
As stated before, I’m a bigger collector than reader. Sometimes I won’t start reading a book only because I know that if I start to get into it, I won’t put it down, and will neglect all other duties until I get it finished. Also, I have this thought in my mind, that the reason for this collection is to be well prepared in time of disaster. If it comes to a point that we lose all technology I will have actual books on hand. I am probably fooling myself on that one. If we lost all technology I wouldn’t have time to read. I would be out in the garden hoeing, standing over a fire canning, and out in the woods collecting firewood. And obviously I would have to learn to make candles if I wanted to read. After all this, I’m not sure if there would be time left for reading.
I’m thankful we have some Foxfire books in our collection.