I need an intervention, or do I? Maybe what I need is a Kindle. It holds like 1500 books. And if you run out of space apparently you can delete them cause Amazon keeps a record of what you purchased...forever.
At first I was a bit miffed at the price....but then I added up the cost of the new book shelves and trust me...they don't hold 1500 books. So as a bookshelf....Kindle is cheaper. eBooks for Kindle are anywhere from 6-10 bucks. And there are tons of classics that cost nothing.
Then I thought....hmmmm does the Author make the same money? Diana Gabaldon (Queen of the big arsed book) posted that she makes more money on eBooks. Her royalty is 50% on eBooks. So that assuaged that pondering. There is also the ease of trying out brand new writers. There are places out there in cyber land where you can buy 'unpublished' work (meaning...self published) in .txt format which is supported by Kindle.
Think of the trees....the paper, the wood for bookshelves. I'm all about saving trees. What do you think folks? Anyone got a Kindle? Anyone want one? Anyone vehemently opposed to eBooks?