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Prompts: With holidays coming up there’s bound to be a lot of gift giving. I’m sure many of us will ask for more books to add to our collection – but how many books is too many? Do you think the book community encourages over consumption?
Books and book-related things are on the top of my list when individuals as me what I would like as a gift. As a reader, there is no such thing as too many books. For books I love, I even have multiple copies whether it is for the different covers or so that I can have a well-read copy and a pristine one. Physical space might be the true limitation here, but even then ebooks can help with the lack of space. If someone asks only for books, but you think they already have lots of books, please still buy the person books.
The book community does contribute to and in some ways encourage over consumption. There are constantly new releases, and I click purchase even if I haven’t finished reading the last books I purchased. With the increasing number of new releases with multiple covers, it’s also gotten worse. I’m bad because, again, I will purchase multiple copies of the same book. I’m going to have to try to curb some of my book buying habits after writing and thinking about this.
What about you? What are you thoughts about this?