Under Pressure


August 21, 2014 by JImbo

This is a problem light readers never have. 😉

Ive often wondered if as readers we are still often borderline hoarders. I know “theyre books that’s different!” Is it? Once you read it it is in your head right? You have digested it. You would be a hoarder if you kept leftovers all over the house even on shelves “just in case” you’re hubgry again, right?

I’m torn on the issue. Iknow yes you can loan a book to a friend. No they dont go bad unrefrigerated. Still… is the sentimentality that goes with books just a rationalization that we aren’t just crazy?

What do you think?

Critical Dispatches


The bookshelf above my bed is now beyond overloaded and I’m quite certain that it’s going to collapse any day now. We’re at breaking point. One of the screws on the bottom left corner is looking particularly dodgy, and despite my best efforts I can’t get the damn thing tightened back into the wall. I can only hope that if it’s to go then it goes while I’m out at work, otherwise I’m afraid it could kill me.

What a way to go. I wonder which book would do me in, who would be the publisher? Assassinated by Abacus; a Faber & Faber finishing; rubbed out by Random House; massacred by Pan MacMillan; ousted by the Oxford Press. Would it be a hardback that delivers the final blow? 1984 or Brave New World? One of those weighty paperbacks, the copy of Infinite Jest or the Hunter Thompson anthology, would definitely…

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One thought on “Under Pressure

  1. Patrick says:

    Yes it is hoarding. Yes, I too am guilty.


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