I kinda suspected there was a term for my condition, and I now know its name. I suffer from tsundoku which is defined thusly:
The acquiring of reading materials followed by letting them pile up and subsequently never reading them.
Yes, I have a collection of books that maybe, just maybe, I cracked the spine on. Otherwise, they are in pristine condition (just a little dusty). I intended to read and learn from these books, but history has taught me otherwise, and now I acknowledge that I won’t read them.
I have gotten better over the years with the stagnant books acting as a reminder of this wasteful habit. Okay, okay, I did have a relapse buying (and not reading) that Sports Illustrated issue on Kobe Bryant’s career.
So while I suffer from tsundoku, I acknowledge it and vow to stay away from Amazon Prime Reading.