Ryosuke recently discovered the public library about 8km from our house. We don’t have a car – so biking like 16km (round trip) means he must really, really want those books.
I think they let you check out like 20- 30 books, though, because I came home one day and found both our bookshelves completely full of books. It’s not just his books, of course, I’ve also been picking up more (very random) books written in English, from the 100yen ($1) section of any “Book Off” chain used bookstore, every time I go into Tokyo.
So we did the only logical thing – bought another bookshelf.
One of the great things about being only partially employed (and having VERY long commutes into Tokyo 2-5 times a month) means that I get plenty of time to read books :)