“In fact, a good library is filled with mostly unread books. That’s the point.”
This post made me feel a bit better about my unread books. I’ve got a lot, or so I thought. Umberto Eco has thousands of books which one could assume he all had read but in reality he had not. Compared to him I have very few books really. Kind of made me feel good that I’m not alone on that and I have every right to amass more books that my curiosity and my financial means could allow. Probably what my shelves could allow, too.
I have started a page here called, ehem… “Antilibrary” – to list all the books that I have not read, wish to add to my library, and maybe include some that I have read. Of course the goal is to read them all. The more books I buy and want to buy just mean that my interests are growing and expanding, that’s all.
So yeah, let’s all build our own antilibraries!