I've been so busy lately I haven't got much reading done. But I promise I have a really good excuse! Yesterday I was inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society so I've been getting ready for that all week. I was allowed to have a note card with my lines on it so I didn't have to do any memorization but I did have to go go out a buy a new dress. At least, that's what I told my mom.
I'm getting addicted to PaperBack Swap. I spend more time thinking about, picking out, ordering and giving other people books than I do actually reading them. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this?! I thinking I'm going to name this frightfully awful (if not a bit expensive and counterproductive) affliction PBS Syndrome.
I also have this thing where I can't go into a library without getting at least one book. There are three libraries within 45 minutes of my house so they're convenient to get to. I went to the big one with an amazing YA section to get a book my sister needed for school and ended up getting Brisingr by Christopher Paolini. But, you see, that wasn't just any old book. That book was the third in a series that I've already read the other two and would've been $30 to buy in a store. Speaking of which, thirty bucks? What is that? I'm sure it's a good book, but not that good. I don't think I could ever be convinced to pay that much for a book. Furthermore, I refuse to buy books in hardcover. It's just wasteful.
I have to go back to the one with the marvelous YA section (that's in a loft overlooking the rest of the library!) today to return a book and pick up another book that I had on hold. So hopefully I'll miraculously find that I do indeed have some self-control.
After I picked up Brisingr, I came home to find that it was listed in the Random Buzzers store. I ordered it one the spot. Did I mention that this book would normally cost me THIRTY DOLLARS? I'm sixteen and currently unemployed (although I just got applications for the library that's closest to me and has a terrible YA section and Subway) and I certainly do not have thirty dollars to blow on a book that I may or may not find time to read. Have you seen the price of gas lately? I would need to have like at least three jobs to buy has AND support my book habit.
If you read through this ridiculously long rant, I apologize. Feel free to tell me how lame I am in the comments. Everyone else rolls their eyes at my bookish dilemnas so if I can't post it on my own BOOK blog, where can I tell it?
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