When we moved in October, I noticed a major habit that I have formed. I love books. The more the better. After unloading 13 boxes of books, Sonya challenged us to not buy any more books. To me that is worse than fasting. It is not that she is against reading, but that we no longer have any room for more books. But I cannot live without books. We go to the used book stores. For relaxation I look at www.christianbook.comand dream of the next books I will buy. My wish list on christianbook is 2 pages long. I have been looking for used commentaries on eBay. Is there any end to this habit?
But then I read a quote on the journey blog. It helped relay my feelings about books. It is an old quote from a 15th century scholar:
“When I have a little money, I buy books. If any is left over, I buy food and clothes.” ~ Erasmus
This describes my condition in a nutshell!