This week’s 5 Fandom Friday was actually quite easy for me because I have a terrible habit of buying books and movies with every intention of reading/watching them, but it takes FOREVER for me to actually get around to doing it. I would go massively over the five if I listed everything I haven’t read or watched so instead it’s going to be a simple two: the books and the movies.
I love reading, always have. Heck, I used to work at the library! What I have found lately though is that TV continuously wins over my time, so the only instances when I actually have a chance to read is when I’m traveling. Still doesn’t explain how I managed to read numerous books while I was in school, but I digress. Anyways, I’ve made a commitment to myself that I will get to reading these books that I’ve bought over the years. Not to mention the number of E-books I have too.
There’s a small chain of stores around where I live called The Beat Goes On, and they buy/sell used CDs and DVDs. Needless to say, it’s kind of my heaven – it feeds my need for new music and movies, but cheaper than going to an HMV or Wal-Mart (most of the time anyways). So that being said, I often find myself going there and picking up movies I find interesting or older movies I haven’t seen, it’s cheap, and then it ends up just sitting on my shelf. When I went through my collection to see what movies I hadn’t actually seen, I actually thought it was gonna be a lot more. Now, if I were to take a picture of the movies I had seen previously (in theatres, on TV, etc) and then bought the DVD but hadn’t watched the DVD copy, it would’ve been a much bigger pile. I don’t necessarily have time to watch everything, but I like having my collection for when I suddenly feel the urge to watch something.
So that’s me, big collector of things that I have not made time for. I am terrible.