Tuesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
I looked around my reading area and realized things were getting out of control. You see, I love books. I love reading them, handling them, getting involved in them. Even though I make regular use of my library, I also buy books online, and come home with a stack every time I visit the bookstore.
A few years ago I cleaned out our bookshelves, getting rid of two six-foot cases, and the books that were on them. Since then, the remaining shelves have been filling up. I had thought it wasn’t a big deal because I make an effort to limit my to-be-read books to one shelf. But new books have been getting filed in with their subject brethren, and there were a lot of books I hadn’t read.
I decided to simplify, drastically.
As of August 16, I will purchase no books for one year.
What will this do? It will give me the time to read the 93 books that are currently sitting on the shelves waiting for my attention.
It wasn’t until I actually did an inventory that I realized how bad the problem had become. And I don’t need 93 books hanging over my head like that. By the time I am done, I will have worked through the backlog and simplified my reading even further.
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