Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I Really Need to Stop Buying Books

This is getting ridiculous.

But you know what? I can't stress or comfort-eat anymore. I mean, about the best I can do is be like, "Whoooo! I'm going to go all out tonight and have three graham crackers after dinner!" or "Oh, man, I'm *totally* going to live on the edge and eat a 1/2 cup of those honey roasted peanuts instead of a quarter cup!" Rockin'.

I'm also limited to one alcoholic beverage a day, with meals (maybe two beverages, if I eat some extra bread at dinner).

I don't smoke. I don't do drugs. All I shoot up is synthetic insulin.

Reading and writing are the only vices I have left.

Why do books have to cost money?

4 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Jennifer R said...

I hear that. I probably drop $100/month at Borders.  

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ScottM said...

They don't... get friendly with your library. When I see an interesting review or otherwise decide to check out a book, I browse to my library page and add it to my list.

When I'm ready for new books, I request the first three. A few days later I get a message on the answering machine that they're ready to pick up at my local branch.

I have huge stacks of books at home, but the library has helped me cut way back on new purchases, despite reading a few books a week. (And I live in a modest sized town-- your library's system is probably cooler.)

Kameron Hurley said...

It's just not the same!

La Gringa said...

I love the feel of new books. I love the smell of new books. I LOVE NEW BOOKS!

I really should use the Library. Book Stud uses it all the time. But you're right - it's not the same.