Where do you get the books you read? Are you a faithful library patron? Or maybe a bookstore junkie? Do you exchange books with friends or family members?
I used a library almost exclusively as a kid, and if I went back to that, think of the money I would save.
I am a book buyer. I will buy books anywhere and everywhere. Used books? Yes. On line bookstores? Yes. Chain bookstores? Yes. Independent bookstores? Yes. Really, I will take books wherever I can get them.
I used to buy two or three books for every book I read on average. You can begin to see the problem. I am out of room in my condo and still buy books. I could stop buying books and not run out of books I hadn't read for at least a year.
However, I have cut down some on the books I buy. Might be more like 1 to 1.5 books bought to every book read. I still don't feel like I'm catching up on the books around my place I want to read, but it's better than it once was.