A goal of mine for the year was not to buy more books than I read. But in January I had a gift card my in-laws gave me for Christmas burning a hole in my pocket… and then there was a library sale… and how can anyone expect me to pass up a buy one get one free offer?
My next thought was: well, now I will have more than enough new (to me) books and I won’t have to buy any more. And I did well… I resisted the urge. Until Valentine’s day came around and I texted my husband “How about I order myself some books as a Valentine’s day gift and give you the credit for it?” and he said “Go ahead.”
Once that happened I found myself in Barnes and Noble buying a birthday present for a friend’s daughter… and a little something for myself. Now I’m jonesin’ really hard to do more book shopping.
Books. They’re an addiction I don’t want to kick. I mean, I already gave up soda… leave me alone with my books.
And with that background that you didn’t need… I bring to you: my January and February book hauls.
JANUARY (sorry for the crappy pictures)
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, by Rae Carson
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set, by Leigh Bardugo
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, by Lisa See
The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick DeWitt
A Lady at Willowgrove Hall, by Sarh E. Ladd
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, by Brent Hayward
Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
Many Waters, by Madeleine L’Engle (I grabbed this from the Little Free Library at the playground. Once upon a time I owned the entire Wrinkle in Time series and now I want to rebuild my collection for my kids to have when they are ready).
Dark Disciple, by Christie Golden
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, by Patricia A. McKillip
The Language of Thorns, by Leigh Bardugo
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes, by Rick Riordan
Out of all that, I have read a single story each from Stars Above and Greek Heroes; and Scarlet I have already read but wanted my own copy.
And so you get an idea of how out of control I am (gee thanks Facebook and Booktube)… here is what I bought in December at Savers (and have read only one of):
Stop buying and start reading, Alex. For real!
Remember reader friends: it’s not hoarding if it’s books!