Originally Posted by fredfertang
I have so far managed to avoid putting any bookcases in the room I describe as the kid's bedroom, even though the little gits seldom visit these days - but the rest of the house is full of the things - and with no Mrs Fertang to rein me in any more I can and do do as I please, however sad that may be
I didn't buy cricket books till very late in my life. I read them from borrowed sources and a few that I had bought or were gifted by friends who knew me better till I was about fifty. Then I started buying them, many of which I had already read and discovered the pleasure of reading a second time. In the process I also bought some new books which I had not read before and some very old ones that I had only heard of. I could now afford to do so.
However, I stopped buying once I got into photography three years ago for I do not get much time to read nowaday. It has always been like that for me. One passion at a time is all I can and will indulge in and so it has been for half a century. Now that I have been writing on CW continuously for a few weeks, my photography has taken a back seat and that is not what I would like to do. . . so . . . .
I also don't know what I will do with my cricket books . . . My sons love the game too but not the reading of cricket books. By the way, I too buy a lot of DVD's of movies and must have around 1500 at this point in time. Again one tends to buy faster than one watches which is not such a bad thing because when I sit down to watch I always have a big choice. In any event it takes just one sitting of 2-3 hours to watch a movie with a cricket book it is a real investment in time of which I am more acutely conscious of not having a great deal of left
Thats why I do not mind quoting from cricket books because it forces me to read them again which is such a pleasure . . .