I have one of those piles of unread books from the usual combination of purchases, gifts, recommendations and similar. The above illustration is just a few percentage of the problem.
I've another virtual pile of reading matter on my Kindle, where I've ordered things, planned to start them and then stalled.
The Japanese have a slang word for these book heaps. Tsundoku.
There needs to be another word for the other random piles of stuff that get saved for later. Most of ours seems to migrate into the garage, to eventually get triaged into:
- Definitely useful
- No hope
- Possible use if adapted
Although, come to think of it, next week we're getting another skip, in preparation for the re-build of the kitchen. And hopefully the kitchen won't be constructed from old parts stored in the garage.