If there is one thing I have been glad to have hoarded, it is the books I have at home. Now that the library is shut down till April, I have time to read what I have at home. The hoarding of books goes back several years. Many of them have been there forever! And there are few I acquired recently, the ones at Kmart (before its closing in February) and a few from Goodwill in the last month or so.
But I'm having a hard time deciding out of all the books I have. Something I seem to already do. I have been trying to read more from home and now I have to. Last Friday, I returned a stash of books I'd borrowed from the library, with the plans of reading from my own stash for a while. Who knows now how long that "while" will be. Why do I seem to find books I want to read at stores, then have trouble deciding when to read them? Or wait years to do get to them? I'm guessing I am not alone on this.
But even as I try to make my way through my books at home, I discovered how to read them online through the Northern California Digital Library. So far, I have only borrowed one book this way and have several on hold, many of which have a waiting period of "about six months." I never really got into reading e-books until recently (don't have an e-reader, but have other ways to read ebooks).
One thing I'm glad about is that I don't have a lot of hoarded books so as to make my house look like what is seen in the photos below:
I cannot imagine areas of my house looking like this. I don't know what I would do if this happened. Some of the stacks of books in the pictures look about ready to fall over.