I have developed a serious addiction to books. I all ready have way more, than I have time to read but somehow, I still manage to keep bringing in more. A couple of times, I've even had to give away some boxes of books that I didn't even get to read, because they were taking up too much space. Besides, once you've had to move a couple of times, it gets pretty old hauling around all of those boxes of books.
I could waste away an entire day at a good bookstore, or the library, because I always continue to find interesting reading material. Just let me have a cup of coffee and I'll read in quiet enjoyment for hours. At least if I do it that way, I'm less likely to bring a bunch of stuff home, with me. My house is often too busy a place to read, so I guess that's why books tend to sit untouched, once they get there.
Second-hand book stores, and thrift stores, are my favorite places to look for books. For me, It feels like a treasure hunt. I have found a lot of really great reading material that way and it's just of fraction of the cost of retail. I think books depreciate faster than a new car, when it drives off the lot! So it kills me to pay retail for them.
Lately, I have been reading a lot of books on-line and I have found a way to download them onto my cell phone. I like this new method but I worry about spending so much time reading on a monitor, since I'm already on the computer much of my time.