I thought some of you might share my pain (or sense of humor in the irony!). My sister sent me the following links to peruse: http://www.theminimalists.com/. and http://www.becomingminimalist.com/breaking-the-sentimental-attachment-to-books/.
The "Minimalist Guys" are touring and will be within an hour of my home, so I snagged some free tickets, then soon found myself Googling to see if any thrift/consignment stores were nearby the book store! After giggling to myself and some consideration of the automatic nature of this action, I decided that I am just fine in my release and acquiring of material possessions (increasing the releasing lately, not much acquiring); and probably don't need to drive so far for inspiration (or the temptation to buy their book!). Happy Saturday, all!