I told myself that I would try really hard not to spend a lot of money on books and I would wait until I got caught up with more important things (rent and bills; you know…grown up stuff – I still wish I was in Neverland), but I bought a book.
FYI: I currently have at least a dozen books at home I haven’t read yet and I have a dozen books I bought on my Kindle app I haven’t read yet. I also have some I borrowed from the library, which are due back in two weeks. Oh yeah…not to mention the books sitting on my iPad from Kindle Unlimited. Books for days…maybe even months.
I was going to Target to buy pillows; you can never have too many pillows (or books). Of course I look at all the books (and pointed out all the books I wanted to my mom – my birthday is in a month 😉 ). I carried around Amy Poehler’s book Yes Please throughout the store debating in my head if I needed it right now. I’ve been wanting to read this book. I am obsessed with Parks & Recreation and have been since the day it aired. I also LOVE Amy Poehler, so I knew I needed it.
Sadly though, I put the book back. It was $21 and I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend that money. I paid for my pillows and left the store. Random side note: I actually went to Target and left with what I came there for and nothing more. I usually end up buying close to the entire store.Target is a weakness of mine. I’m not sure if you’re ready to see my other weakness and what I can spend hundreds of dollars on without even thinking twice about it.
I came home and looked at the book on Amazon and the Kindle version was only $12, so I bought it. I’m horrible, lol. I really wanted it and I decided since I was good and didn’t buy any books last month, I could at least buy one book this month. At least that’s how I justified it to myself, lol.
I have soooo many books to read that I bought over the last couple of years. Curse. It’s a curse. I’m pretty sure most, if not all, book lovers go through this very same thing. I want to own all the books! Hard copies, e-books, all books! I have more books than I do clothes. I buy more books than anything else; besides concert tickets. I buy probably just as many concert tickets as I do books. It’s a constant struggle loving books so much, especially on the debit card.
My boyfriend says he is in a relationship with a book. Seven years later and he’s still around though. lol ❤ Maybe that’s why we get along and have been together so long. He’s addicted to Call of Duty and I’m addicted to books. It gives him an excuse to play his Xbox all night and it gives me an excuse to read all night. Most girls would probably hate that their boyfriend plays video games all the time, but I find it to be a great thing when I really want to read. When I say I want to read, he has no problem turning his game on. hah.
I went to the beach again today. My last blog post I shared a bunch of pictures I took on Saturday. Saturday adventure #2. Today the sun was shining more and it wasn’t as cold. I actually laid out this time and read. I think I even got a little bit of a sunburn! Florida life. 🙂
The boyfriend gets home from work in an hour, so that gives me an hour to either read more of Artemis Fowl or read more of Yes Please. I have never been this bad about starting a book and stopping to read something else. Toward the end of last year and carrying on to this year I have been bad with this.
I’m making February the month of finishing all the books I’ve started and never finished. I have three books I’ve started that I haven’t finished. I used to HATE doing that. I used to make myself push through it and then I started buying more and more books and wanting to read the newest books I bought. Starting today…no more buying books (hahaha – hopefully) until I finish and read the books I’ve already bought.
Are you the type of person that is always buying more books even when you have tons to still read?
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I have the same problem. I can’t even count how many unread books I own, but I still manage to break every book-buying ban I start. The curse of being a bibliophile! 😂
I’m pretty sure I have broken every single book-buying ban I have started too. It’s so hard to resist a new book!
I think you are my older twin haha Doctor Who, Pinterest, AND book buying….we need to hang outt already!
My boyfriend hates it too. He said he has never seen so many books in his life. I can’t find anymore room on my shelves right now to fit them! He said he is okay with me buying them but I haven’t been reading as much as I normally do so he is aggravated.
I normally shop at Goodwill and such stores. I have found some books from my TBR in mint condition…for just a $1! So you must try 🙂
P.S. I live in Florida too…we need to figure this out haha
Haha…definitely twins! 🙂 I agree, we need to hangout. Yes, we need to figure something out! lol
Sometimes I feel guilty buying so many books and never getting around to reading them, lol. I can’t stop though, for real. I make sure I handle the important stuff before spending money on books though. So at least I am somewhat responsible with money? lol! Every time I get the the car I open a book or pull out my iPad and read and my boyfriend sometimes gets annoyed, lol.
I wanted to check out some used bookstores around here and Goodwill is a good idea too. I am walking distance from one! I’m definitely going to check it out. Thanks 🙂
I got my boyfriend into Parks & Rec five years ago. He refused to say he loved it, but now he admits it. hahaha. It’s just SO GOOD!
P.S.S. we love Parks and Rec too! :)))