A Timeline of Neglect, From 2010 till Today
Tsundoku, the art of buying books and letting them pile up unread on shelves and floors, is a problem endemic to all book-lovers. In order to investigate this phenomenon fully and encourage good habits, I am tracking each book I have purchased and may have previously forgotten. Here instead I see them disintegrate before me, every extra day they are neglected, the line fades out, becomes moth-eaten. Each is colored by reason for possession, the emotion that stirred me to part with my money: curiosity, fascination, an existential crisis, craving for comfort and consolation, or anything else. Of course, there are also gifts and recommendations.
Reload to clear.