Sadly, my trade & graphic novel shelf I've only read half of and yet I continue to find and buy more books everyday that I want to read and add to this ever growing pile. This doesn't account for digital comics, back issue comics, magazines and it goes on from there. This isn't a new occurrence, the need to own everything that has the potential to bring great entertainment, great understanding and experience amazing work is a drive I feel constantly.
I know the answer is to stop, enjoy what I have, that nothing is going anywhere and there is no one to answer to if I don't read something. Yet here I am. I find myself wondering if this is a larger problem endemic in our society. That we have such a consumer driven culture that we never can enjoy the moment because there is more and more to take in. Or is this something that only I feel, and need to find inner peace in individual moments? I find that I have such enthusiasm for something initially, and once I’ve begun to sate that desire to experience a creators work, there is something else that I find out about that pulls me away and starts the cycle anew. I have no clear answer, only questions, and that next book I need to read.
I found that poverty helped cure me of this particular problem. Otherwise, who knows how it would have ended up? Poverty has also helped me unload much of what I was lugging around. Do I need that full run of Iron Man Extremis, or do I need food? Those sorts of questions put things in perspective for me. Today, I am rather judicious about my purchases.ReplyDelete
Still, I am in no way advocating poverty. Poverty sucks balls. Big sweaty donkey balls. There is probably a better way to gain this perspective. I'm just saying what worked for me.
So if im hearing you right, i should have a couple more kids, lose my job and my problems will go away?Delete
Well.... THIS problem might go away..... Heh.Delete
where is your Y last man book 4? and I would like to borrow many things that are on your shelve.ReplyDelete
I like you collect comics I look at them like little pieces of art that I am lucky to own. recently I have pushed myself to read more and I have found that the content is not as good as the art. For example...Love Wonder Woman....hate Action comics...found Superman to be boring...really getting into Justice League. Sometimes things aren't as good in your brain as they look on paper.
Dean I have issues after book 3 but i do want to get the other hardbacks (why? why not? just more sickness like i wrote about). And I think you are reading way to much of the big two, which i really find for the most part to be pretty bad. 90 percent of my pull list is independent comics. this is what i have in my pull box right now if you want some ideas: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/7039393/Subs.txtDelete