I hadn't even realized I had become addicted until a few minutes ago when I finished organizing my kindle. What I decided to do was to create a list of the books that I owned but had not read yet. I thought this would be a great way for me to start of my 2015 Goodreads reading challenge. 245 books later (yes there are a total of 245 unread books on my kindle) I realized that I might have a problem. Most of the books I do not even remember getting but I looked on my purchase history and sure enough I one clicked them. Some of these books I got months ago. Others I got the start of last year. My reading goal for 2015 is 175 books 25 more then my goal last year. Technically I don't need to buy any new books this year and I could still complete my reading challenge while still having options on what I want and don't want to read.
What does all of this mean? Well for authors I think the one click has been a wonderful thing. After all, I have a lot of used money just sitting on my kindle. Currently these books only purpose is to take up storage. When I looked at what I spend it's a few dollars here and a few dollars there. Nothing to alert my bank account or me that I have a series problem. When I look at everything together however it's clear that I have become addicted to the one click. For a lot of these books I would receive an email that they were on sale or that they were new releases from an author that I might like.These emails do there job prompting me to purchase new books. I'm signed up to a bunch of book websites and every day new book info is coming my way. Most of the books I forget about because they weren't something I intended to buy just something I clicked and owned.
Do I think I will stop? Honestly I'm looking at the rest of the books that was on my 2014 Christmas wish list and i'm itching to buy them. I am going to try to go three months without buying any new books (other than the ones I need for school or previously pre-ordered). It's hard and the thought of not getting anything new is scary. What if i miss out on a great new release? Still I feel like I do need to give what I already have a chance to wow me.
Let's Discuss: Have you falling victim to the one click? Do you think that I or you need to limit the amount of books purchased until the ones you already have are finished? Is there really a such thing as having to many books?