I have a problem, and no, it isn’t a books vs. time problem. It’s a space and money problem. That is: I would like to read everything (ok, I’ll admit to a small time problem), and everything is often the start of long series.
While most of the books are worth my money, fewer are worthy of my shelf space. The solution? The library.
I try to borrow the first book in new series or the first book of a hyped author (always skeptical when it comes to hype) just to check it out. If it is good enough, I’ll buy the rest.