The Collecting Bug
I've discovered a couple of interesting blogs this week, one of which I want to share with you today. Apparently, the New York Public Library's staff do periodical posts in which they muse on their subjects of specialty, and refer to the NYPL collections. This recent post caught my eye. Having read a lot about collectors and collecting (mostly books by Susan Pearce, I can honestly say), I've also given this some thought - and it is an intriguing question. What is it about that compulsion to acquire that makes it irresistible? And why does it bite us sometimes, and not at others?