The theme this month happens to be collecting, and I think it would be safe to say that every single Mysterista collects books. Call it a hunch.
I’m no different, of course. My house and my Kindle library are both stocked to the brim with enough stories to account for years of entertainment.
But as I was really looking at my collection of books, something surprising stuck out to me. Sure, I have my fair share of mysteries and thrillers—I have all of the Jack Reacher novels, nearly all of Lisa Gardner’s books, and duplicates of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy.
But what’s my biggest collection within my collection?
Yes. I have nearly 100 of those.
Which is sort of insane when you consider that: A. I have some I have never made a recipe from, and B. I tend to get most of my recipes online for free.
But there’s something about owning cookbooks that makes me continue to buy and buy and buy.
Maybe it’s the pictures. Or the endless possibilities for dinner—one that might be a new favorite dish. Or the fact that if I like a certain chef’s style, I immediately have more than 100 other recipes from the same person at my finger tips.
They’re all right there. On my shelves. Waiting to be made.
If you really look at your book collection, what do you learn about what you like to buy the most? Any surprises?