Since starting university, I don’t think I’ve managed to finish a single book that I’ve just read for pleasure. Awful, isn’t it? But that doesn’t have to ruin that illusion of productivity — buying books is still so much fun! If you have stacks of unread books waiting for you at home, but you can’t resist a good sale, here are some things that you can definitely relate to.
Getting that sweet email from indigo.ca on this week’s deals
Especially if it’s a free shipping no minimum week. Incredible.
Reading about books online instead of actually reading the books you have
Oo, that one sounds promising. So does that one. And that one. Let’s just get them all.
The book not being in your genre, but it’s only $2 so buying it anyway
Uh, for $2, it could be literally anything and it would be worth a shot.
Going in for a class book and coming out with at least three for pleasure
Treat yourself, am I right?
Having stacks on stacks of unread books
Mine are currently all sitting in my room at my parents’ and in the closet at my boyfriend’s. Thanks, Michael, you’re the real MVP of my book buying.
Which also makes moving impossible
Why are stacks of paper so HEAVY?
And sometimes growing out of the books you bought
Like the bunch of pre-teen horse books sitting dusty. RIP to my allowance money that went to those that I never read.
The illusion of productivity is so worth it
Yeah, I have all these books. No, I haven’t read them. Maybe I will someday though!
And there’s no greater satisfaction than the anticipation of a new book
The bookshop will forever be a happy place, with knowledge and adventures at your fingertips
There’s a world of opportunity in those shelves, and it’s just waiting for you to explore.