I guess my love affair of Jewish books began when I was a freshman at the Teachers Institute AKA today List College.
I saved up all my grushim to buy books in Israel during Shevuat Hasefer when I was a junior studying at Hebrew (5732) University and when I was a third-year student in rabbinical School (5734). I bought a lot classical Hebrew books hoping one day I would actually read them.
That happened today on Israel Independence Day of all days. After participating in Dr. David Golinkin's webshiur on the subject if "the love of the land of Israel" in Ketubot 110b-111a, I wanted to look up some of the sources he gave us. I went to the book shelf and removed Epstein's Mavo Lenusach Hamishnah, volume two. I flipped through the pages for the very first time only to discover that the exact pages David sited were missing. The book goes from page 958 to page 969. I certainly don't remember when I bought this book and I probably did buy it at the Akademon at Hebrew University.
If you want to find out how I solved my problem and learn all about whether it is a mitzvah to make aliyah come to my Tikkun l'al Shavuot on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Marathon Jewish Community Center. The Tikkun will begin at 7 PM and we shall be serving coffee, tea, and cheesecake.