Monday, June 2, 2014
U is for unread. I love books and the way they feel and smell and look. I collect old books. It is so much easier to buy books than it is to find the time to read them.
When I was a kid my favorite place was the Public Library. During the time I was in school I read just about every book in the kids section of the public library in the town of Longmont, Colorado. I still remember being disappointed that I was only allowed to check out three books at a time. I also didn't understand why I couldn't check out books from the adult section on my kids library card. I would take my three books home and have them read in a day or two and then begged my Mama to take me back to the library. I kept a flashlight handy for reading after I was supposed to be asleep. The Longmont Public Library was my access to knowledge.
My house is full of books, many of them unread. I have resolved to stop buying books since I have so many unread books already. Even though I have slowed down on buying books, a few years ago I bought a Kindle e-reader.
Buying the Kindle only made my unread book problem worse. There are a huge amount of free books that are available for e-readers. There are over 6 million free books that are available to read on my Kindle. There were so many books that I have never even seen a copy of, yet are now easily available. I love history, and the amount of historical material that is available is staggering. To get an idea of what is available go here.
I'm not sure what I can do to solve my unread book problem. There are too many books and not enough time to read them.
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