“Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.” – Samuel Butler
I’ve been doing better than I ever thought I would about clearing the books off of the To Read bookcase by my bedroom door. It’s reached the point where there are more coming off of it than getting put onto it.
However, I have a new problem. My digital To Read bookshelf is growing by leaps and bounds. Thank goodness this weekend starts the last week of Barnes & Noble’s ebook classics promotion. Every week since mid-July, they’ve been offering twelve different Barnes & Noble Classic edition ebooks for free. Even before I got my Nook I began filling my digital library with these free copies of books I’ve always wanted to get around to reading at some point. Now I have an ebook library of about thirty books that I’m going to feel the need to read before I actually spend money on new books, whether they have a physical presence on my shelves or if they only haunt my thoughts with the knowledge of their existence.