I got rid of one more handbag but had more success with some books I keep in a box under my side of the bed: I put ten in the charity bag but there are still a lot more left in the box. The box is meant to be a holding place for books I plan to read but because it contains so many I feel put off. Some how reading becomes a chore, a bit like eating a fairy cake whilst sitting next to a whole mountain of fairy cakes. Whilst thinking about my books (the rest of the house is full of them too) I imagined having just one book. Maybe I wouldn't even own that book, it could be from the library or on loan from a friend. I could have bought it and it could be mine for a while but there would only be one sitting on my bedside waiting to be read. There would be no other pressure or distraction because that would be what I was reading.........Would I not enjoy that book far more than all the hundreds I currently own?
Charlie Brooker in The Guardian article about too much stuff.