Since my first check in May of this year from my job in a five star hotel in SoCal, I have been using a huge part of my salary for buying books. I buy just about anything as long as they are about sauces, molecular gastronomy and mixology, southeast asian cuisine, French techniques, Japanese cooking, tapas, Asian sweets, European pastry, and artisan breads. So far I have two hundred of them. I got promoted after three months of working because I was more knowledgeable than our saucier. Thanks to the books about sauces I religiously read. My questions: Do you think what I have is hoarding? Do you guys buy culinary books that can help you in your job? Do you think I'm just wasting my money? Thanks!