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Book buying, school and other things in my head.

A lot of people I know are readers, they love to buy, borrow, lend and read books - they relish in the land of words. I happily admit I am one of those people; books are a staple part of my diet of life and I never want to give up reading. I've always had a steady 'buy a couple of books, read them, buy a couple more' but, somehow, in this last year I've got into a bad habit of buying LOTS of book and not getting around to reading them, and then buying more. I'm basically buying some of the books I buy for the sake of buying them, rather than really wanting them.

So I've chosen to, like many of my book-obsessed friends, go on a book buying ban. This is where you choose not to buy a book for a certain period of time. It's a good idea, and works... that is until you go into Waterstones or WH Smith or go on Amazon. I'm pretty bad with money and, thus, I will buy a book if I'm in a book shop. I want to get my to-be-read books down to about 3/4 before I buy anymore books.

I tell you this because I encourage you to buy books out of want to read them, not because you pick them up on a whim and kind of forget about them, buy them because you feel a hunger, a need, to read them. Buy, borrow and lend because you love these books that you own, rather than because they're simply there for buying/borrowing.

School is one of the reasons why I have got so bad at reading what I buy - I simply am too shattered to read in an evening. I either sleep or watch TV because it doesn't require as much brain power. I find myself buying and watching TV shows, such as BIG BANG or HIMYM*, which are enjoyable but don't need much brain juice.

Going into my final year of high school means that I will be working really hard, I will also be socialising a lot (hopefully) and sleeping a lot... my relationship with reading is something that I will need to work on (holy crap on a cracker I make that sound so cliched!). I will have to make time for books, which is something that, until last year, I never had to do.

I really do encourage you to read, read out of love and desire and want and enjoy those words. :-) Really enjoy them.


* BIG BANG = The Big Bang Theory and HIMYM = How I Met Your Mother... just for future reference.

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