Even as I clear my bookshelves, and while I’m feeling virtuous about that, my eyes are glomming onto books I see on blogs…books I want.
My goal this year was to request most of my new additions from NetGalley or Vine…and I’ve done that. But there is still that lingering need to download an e-book I see somewhere…or even pick up a physical book.
Below are the books I purchased in October. Yes, most are e-books, yay me! But there are three physical books. How can I justify these additions to my shelves, especially when they are finally looking…well, almost normal. (See one of my bedroom shelves above, after the purge).
I have no justification.
I just wanted them. So it goes on…books out, books in. Perhaps I can send more books out than I bring in? What would you do, in the face of all the bookish temptation out there?
Ah, yes, you say…there is always the library. And I should do that. But then I say I can’t wait…delayed gratification is not my thing.
Child of the Sixties, bite your tongue!
But behold the lovely books I acquired…and tell me you would not be tempted. LOL
1. Admissions, The (e-book), by Meg Mitchell Moore
2. Cherry, by Mary Karr
3. Deep End, The (e-book), by Julie Mulhern
4. Girl with No Past, The (e-book), by Kathryn Croft
5. Jane Fonda, The Private Life of a Public Woman, by Patricia Bosworth
6. Liar’s Club, The: A Memoir, by Mary Karr
7. Lucky Us (e-book), by Amy Bloom
8. Shadow Year, The (e-book), by Hannah Richell
9. Truth Be Told (e-book), by Hank Phillippi Ryan
We have known for a while that I suffer from this disorder: