Friday, April 10, 2009

Some Personal News & Other Rantings

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?



  1. 30 dollars is absolutely ridiculous for a book, I don't care if it's hard cover. >_>; I've seen books in HC that's Brisingr's size and was definitely not that expensive. Here in Canada, it's even MORE expensive. It's around the 35 dollar ball park which is just stupid.

  2. Hey Katie, I'd love to do a link exchange! I'll post a link to your page on mine as soon as I get a chance.


  3. This is why I don't ever buy books. Breaking Dawn cost be 25 freaking dollars.