A long time ago, decades ago, I had this notion that I couldn't buy a new book until I had read all the books I already owned. How quaint. Eventually, I decided that rule was off. Now, our house is filled with books, including many hundreds I hope to read some day. When I get a new book, I typically keep it close for a day or two, leaf through it, admire it, then put it away somewhere to await its turn. I love to read, but unfortunately, I'm not a fast reader (a side effect of reading lots of technical things, I think -- I wish there was a way I could learn to read faster [but not speed reading]), and I don't have a lot of time for pleasure reading.