I don’t know about you, but I have a problem…Wait! Don’t laugh! I’m serious! Okay, let me explain while you wipe the tears of laughter from your eyes…..my problem is…books. I should rephrase….my problem is buying a book I’ve already purchased. And maybe even read already. Now, I can’t be the only one. Can I?
Recently, I went through my bookshelf because there were so many books in there that I couldn’t possibly fit another one and I realized I had doubles of several books. Much more embarrassing? I had triples of three different romances. How could I have done this?
Well, it’s simple really. I read so much (and several books at once), that I will occasionally forget. Or, and this happens quite often, I have purchased the book and put it in one of my TBR piles but haven’t gotten that far in the pile so when I see a striking cover on the rack at my local grocery store, I’ll buy it then come home and put it in the TBR pile….vicious cycle, isn’t it? This does not happen with Kindle. If you attempt to purchase a title again, Amazon very kindly tells you you’ve already done so and isn’t that nice?
So what’s your solution to avoid having doubles and triples on your shelves? Do you keep a list stashed somewhere? Written in a notebook or perhaps you have a spreadsheet on your computer, which is actually a really good idea and I should start mine today and why haven’t I done that before?
As always, happy reading!