Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CBKD

I have always managed to convince myself...though there are countless books that I have purchased and yet not read, I will still be able to catch up with my reading when I retire...yea, and Samy Vellu will be Prime Minister tomorrow...heard the latest news?? (...Man, I've not posted anything on this guy for eons!!!)...

I was just thinking...if I were to compile all the books that I have YET to read, from every corner of my house, I suspect that I will be looking at quite a number of trees that I have deprived Mother Nature of, and having wasted gallons of poisonous printer ink...

My books can be found in all crook and nooks of the house, starting from my room (back in hometown), to my brother's, my parents, my washroom, the dining area, the living room, car, and to my dad's house in Kuala Lumpur...and my room here...My mum have persistently said that I should start 'giving them away so that it can benefit others'...but I have never done so...

I suspect I am suffering from CBKD = Compulsive Book Keeping Disorder...

Yes, so what if I made up those acronym on my own just a while ago...it may not be in the Biology books for now...but someday it will find its way there, for sure...someday...if there is ever such a disease, I am positive I have it...

I keep...

Books that are page-turners, because I may feel the urge to read it again one day...

Books that taught me something...because I may need to reminded of the lessons I've learned...

Books that has followed me since childhood...because I might just want to go back being a kid one day...

Books that were given to me as present...for its sentimental value...they may be a crappiest books ever sold...but I'll still hang on to it...

Books that are boring, because I might just need them, should I have difficulty sleeping...

Books that are expensive, because of the price I've paid for them...

Books that smell good...because...well, because they are MINE, of course!!!...

This is a shameful thing to say...but with so many trees sitting in my house, I am very much guilty of the fact, that at least one tree, has died for baseless reasons...me accumulating a collection of books, that I know I may or will never touch...

At this rate, I'll probably need to just stop working tomorrow...and spend my remaining years reading one book every few days...so the trees would have lived an accomplished life...and so would I...And what's best is, thanks to my ever-fading memory, I may never need to buy another book ever again...I would just need to 'eeny-minny-minnie-moe' through my old books, and voila!!!...I am bound to find one, that my memory cease to remember...and it would be as if, I am reading a fresh material once more...

I hate this...you may laugh...but I am not a wasteful person by nature...so looking at all these books starving of love and attention, does prick my side a little...well, a lot...Hence, I will now devise a plan to reduce the ever-growing mountain by...putting a book in my car, and bathroom...so I could finish off a couple of lines when I have an appointment with nature...but yes, I know that isn't the best option...but it will have to do for now...

Maybe I should just stop reading book reviews...

Stop dropping by the book-store every time I visit a shopping mall...

Go cold turkey for the early half of this year...or until I have finished reading the books that are currently in my possession...

Go through all my books, and see if there are books that I don't plan on reading anytime soon...and give them away...

yea...M-A-Y-B-E...

Btw, the next book I am planning to get...Mein Kampf (English translated), by Adolf Hitler himself!!!...well, I know its available online...but I'd like to have it on hard cover so that I'd....Oops...

2 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

I love the term:

CBKD = Compulsive Book Keeping Disorder!

Thats hysterical.

I too have millions of books I still need to read taunting me on a daily basis on my shelves.

I keep saying One Of These Days I will eventually read them!

Lina said...

You think YOU have CBKD?? The amount of books that I HAVE (music, stories, comics)..I'd wanna have a walk-in library in my future home!!

And, I'll charge a fee for per entry and have a 5% interest accumulated for overdue books. XDDD