There are a number of problems that are associated with being a tsundoku, a book hoarder. I’ve told you all about them before. But to make things fair, there are also a lot of good things that come with hoarding books.
You always have a book that fits your mood
Somewhere in the massive piles of book is a book that is exactly what you’re looking for. With the wide range of genres that are undoubtedly contained in the house the only way you couldn’t find something suitable was if you were wanting an incredibly specific book (in which case no one could help you anyway). Looking through all the books to find the needed novel is fun too.
You’re prepared for the apocalypse
Books are incredibly versatile items. They can be fuel for fires, you can use them to build forts, they can even be used as a food source if you’re super desperate. Books are also great security (think Valek’s office in POISON STUDY) and really make great weapons. Have you ever been hit with a 800 page hardcover? Most don’t live to tell the tale.
Your house is a library
We all have fantasies about living being trapped in a library. You know it’s true. Being a book hoarder means your how is the library you’ve been dreaming of. A library comes with a whole slew of good things. you can lend books too friends (if you can bear to part with the precious) and still have a pleasing level of books on your shelves. You have books at the ready to pass onto your spawn when they reach reading age. Best part of all is how smart it makes you look ;)
No need to buy decor
Books can be so decorative. Why would you adorn your house with anything when you have books everywhere?! They can be arranged in so many different ways. Rainbow bookshelves really brighten up a room. Why paint a feature wall when you can just have a wall of one colour of books, maybe even set up in a gradient. Then there’s all the sculptures you could possibly make with books. You don’t even need a Christmas tree anymore when there’s books. Hell, you barely even need furniture.
Another added bonus of pretty books everywhere is you always have great subjects for bookish photography and tags.
You’re never alone
Fictional characters are suitable friends yeah? Because if so I have hundreds of friends. And even if they don’t count, there are two ways books make me feel not alone. They are so entertaining and I can get lost in them for hours, appreciating the amazing story from someone else’s brain and meeting characters that I love
more than my own family. The second thing is the friends you can make through books. They’re great conversation starters, and if someone see one of their all time favourite books on your shelves you can almost guarantee you’ve made a great friend.