of my wardrobe (you should be able to click on it to get a much larger picture, so you can identify the individual books, if that’s your kind of
thing – I certainly would, if it were someone else’s). The stuff on the top level, except the far right column, I’ve mostly read; the rest (and
it’s about three books deep) I haven’t – and this is only a small corner of the books in my flat I haven’t read.
Yes, I’ve got something of
a book-buying problem, and I’ve had it for about ten years. That I recognise I’ve got a problem doesn’t seem to help either: I know perfectly well
I’ve got 500 books or so I haven’t read, but it won’t stop me from buying more. The only achievement I’ve managed recently is to become a bit more
discerning about what I’ll actually purchase – as in, these days I only buy books I’m actually going to read. (I don’t feel any more I can justify
buying books that I might read). So now I buy about 5 books to every 1 I read, rather than 10 or 20.