Do I really need that book?

11013042_1082025721823957_4408355897931489193_nWhen I stumbled upon this caption, I thought about today’s trip to the library.  Every now and then, I like to browse the sale cart of used books.  Besides, isn’t it every bookworm’s mission to occasionally rescue a few books, even though we know we’re hoarding books faster than we can read them?  I’ve been there enough times to end up having these very words said to me: “Eventually, you’re going to have to start purging.”  Although it’s true, I can’t seem to let go right now.

Well, as I was browsing the books that were on sale, I found one that caught my interest.  This may sound silly, but I really can’t remember the title or the author; however, I believe I’ll remember if I spot the book.  Was the last name Donahue?  Perhaps.  Just as I was coming to a decision to make a purchase, I heard someone call my name.  I put the book back on the cart and turned to find my sister and my brother-in-law approaching me.  They’d asked me if I wanted to join them for lunch, so I took them up on their offer.  On our way out, I said, “You saved me from hoarding another book.  I think I really wanted to get it, though.”

Perhaps that was a sign or just a coincidence.  Either way, I own at least 200 books and haven’t read all of them yet.  It can be difficult, what, with library books and used book sales going on all the time.  What’s a bookworm to do, right?  As of right now, I’m thinking—or hoping—that that book will still be there when I go back to the library.

Are there any bloggers out there who can sympathize?  Feel free to post your comments.  Also, happy reading!


Drop Everything and Read Day

happybirthdaycleary3On behalf of Author Beverly Cleary’s upcoming 99th birthday, readers everywhere will be celebrating literature on Drop Everything and Read Day (D.E.A.R.), on Sunday, April 12.  Cleary is the author of the Ramona series, including Henry Huggins.

What will you be reading?