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Old 03-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Keep buying books

I see them and want them. I bought like 2 in the last 2 weeks! The William and Sonoma baking book and the curry cookbook. Anyone else have this problem? I must be close to 25 books

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Old 03-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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I see them and want them. I bought like 2 in the last 2 weeks! The William and Sonoma baking book and the curry cookbook. Anyone else have this problem? I must be close to 25 books
That's how I ended up with over 1000...buy cookbooks, bug DH to build bookshelves...buy more books, build more bookshelves...it is a vicious circle!
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
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It's my failing, too. Shrek is forever moaning about more cookbooks...
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
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I can resist most cook books and have maintained about five feet devoted to them by replacing more useful ones with less useful, as they come along. Recipes for me are just suggestions. Books about food that aren't literally cookbooks are not included. They can be acquired without limit.

Doesn't apply to other books, either. I generally have three or four months of arrived new (to me) books backed up. My goal is that when I die, the heirs will stand there in awe, thinking, "What the hell are we going to do with all these books." Of course, it means always thinking about where to locate new bookcases. And I regularly reread old favorites, so few can ever be culled.

For book addicts, half.com is your friend (and your wife's enemy).
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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I finally had to draw the line, no more bookcases!

When one book comes in one book goes out!

I am holding steady now at about 1,200 total!

It was very painful to get rid of about 1,800 books, now that it is done I really don't miss them!

I still buy books each week but, I am much more selective now that I have to get rid of one I already have. I buy my books in the aftermarket (used ) so it is not a big expense.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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I finally had to draw the line, no more bookcases!

When one book comes in one book goes out!

I am holding steady now at about 1,200 total!

It was very painful to get rid of about 1,800 books, now that it is done I really don't miss them!

I still buy books each week but, I am much more selective now that I have to get rid of one I already have. I buy my books in the aftermarket (used ) so it is not a big expense.
I must be weak, that is a restriction that I would never place on myself.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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I must be weak, that is a restriction that I would never place on myself.
It had to be done!

I have also divided the remaining books into those that will go to the "home" with me and those that will be left behind, when that time comes.

I wish I could find a young bibliophile to hand off some of my better books to, so far no luck.
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:13 PM   #8
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It had to be done!

I have also divided the remaining books into those that will go to the "home" with me and those that will be left behind, when that time comes.

I wish I could find a young bibliophile to hand off some of my better books to, so far no luck.
I too, often wonder what will happen to my collection. I have lots of first editions, scads of no longer in print and many signed books.

Tough to get rid of books like that!
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:15 PM   #9
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I have well over 200 cookbooks, and declared a moratorium. Until I cook something from each of them, I cannot buy another. I also have "food" books; biographies and autobiographies, memoirs, etc, of famous chefs and travel books where food is featured.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #10
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I have close to 50 cookbooks.. mostly Asian themed.. girlfriend complains whenever I buy another.. Like she suffers.. the only thing she cooks is breakfast on weekends I'm not at work..

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