Three Ways Of Handling Your Compulsive Book Buying Disorder

Do you buy more books than you read?

 
Three Ways Of Handling Your Compulsive Book Buying Disorder
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A lot of us are guilty of buying more books than we can actually read. Sometimes it is out of a compulsive desire and sometimes out of a habit. Now I know, you think that buying a lot of books is something people who love to read do. And yes, maybe! But when did shopping start dictating a beautiful hobby like reading? Why would you let book buying control your life? Here are few simple ways to put a lid on this habit-

Start Reading Online

We are now witnessing the e-reading revolution.
We are now witnessing the e-reading revolution.

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The common reaction here is that “it just doesn’t feel right”. Well, reading is reading. I totally understand that e-reading will never ever give you the feel and the warmth of an actual book. But there always comes a time to move on and transform. What you can do is be more selective when it comes to buying actual books. Buy only the really special books and leave the rest for online reading. The Kindle and I-Pads and in fact, any good tablet will be enough for you.

Exchange books Or Join A Book Club

I personally love the idea of book swaps. You read a book and then exchange it with a friend for a brand new book. It is just so thoughtful as well as sustainable. And you can always make your own book club or join an existing one. Apart from sharing each other’s collection of books, book clubs give you a platform to read and discuss.

Buy Second Hand Books

You library would definitely welcome those oldies!
You library would definitely welcome those oldies!

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If you really cannot drop the practice of buying more books, at least switch to buying second hand ones. It is more economical and it makes more sense. Don’t tell me you prefer a new one! That’s a silly reason. As long as it perfectly legible, a book’s a book. Then, you always sell your old books. Come on! At least the ones you are willing to discard. There is no point of book hoarding trust me.

And whatever you do, NEVER STOP READING! IT IS THE BEST HOBBY.