There’s a nice piece by Beth Carswell at AbeBooks directed at those people who collect books like under-the-bed collects dust bunnies and who never get around to reading most of them. Read it. It will help relieve your guilt, make you feel better about yourself, and let you feel okay about piling up more unread books.
These images are from the home of a serious offender, representing perhaps one tenth of the collection. It is tragic that there is no treatment for this condition. Ah, well, we all have our little curses, don’t we? Books aren’t so bad. After all, some poor souls collect dead insects and small mammals.