Since my very first purchase of a book, I didn’t expect to have enough to build a library. One after one, the books started to pile up and eventually my collection started. Finding a place to store that collection was another thing. I didn’t have a bookshelf to put any of my books. For the longest time they were just sitting on or under the coffee table. I had room for them in my headboard but that would only fit the small books.
As of today, I have fifty four books in my library. Out of that fifty four, I have read and finished fourteen of them. I’ve started to read the other forty books but I never got a chance to finish them. Sometimes I would start reading a book but then the next day, I would pick up another one and start reading that one.
As much as I’d like to encourage people to read, I don’t quite trust lending out my book because people don’t like to take care of things that don’t belong to them. If I lend out a book, there’s a chance that it’ll be returned to me in pieces. Some of the books that I have, you couldn’t tell if I’ve read them because I try not to put a crease in the binding.
I’ve lend out a few books and I haven’t received them back yet because they’ve gotten lost somehow. I remember buying “The Religion War” by Scott Adams and “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova but I can’t seem to find those two books anywhere. I remember who I lent them out to but those people are saying that they’re returned it. If they have returned it then I must have lent it out again.
I’ve finished reading “The Religion War” and it was a really good book. It is also a rare book and I can’t seem to find it anywhere. When I bought it, it was on sale for $5.99 but it’s so rare now that the price has double.
I’ve started “The Historian” but I lost interest. The book was pretty thick and I only managed to read about half a chapter every night so it probably would have taken me a year to finish that book.
It would be nice to add those two books back to my collection but until I figure out who borrowed them, I won’t be seeing them again unless I buy another copy to add to my collection. For now, I am content with finally having a place to store my book collection. Sooner or later, I’ll find the time to finish every book on the shelf. I just have to make sure that I don’t buy new books before finish the old ones.