Is it weird that I can spend hours in front of my bookshelf, staring at the rows of books with a big smile on my face? Is it weird that I sometimes pick them up, feel them, stroke them over their covers, open them up and take a long, slow breath. Is it weird that the rush of pure happiness is so overwhelming that I almost start to giggle?
Am I the only one who behaves this way?
About two weeks ago I did this and a tidalwave of WANT, washed over me. Now I can barely think of anything else than buying new books. The problem is that I CAN’T. I have to save money. I know that. I promised myself that I would only buy The Indigo Spell when it came out and then be done with it until after the trip to Nice in June. Now I realise that it will be physically impossible for me to keep that promise.
I’ve been hit by a grave case of abstinence and I need a new bunch of books to make it go away.
To get you to understand, here’s a reminder of my book-buying rules:
I only buy books if….
- I have read the book, loved it and therefore want to be able to reread it.
- It belongs to a series and who-are-we-kidding-I-can’t-wait-until-the-library-gets-it.
- I like the cover.
These three rules exist so that I will be able to get at least most of the books I want, but in this case I can’t even get those. It sucks so much sometimes. I
want need new books to survive.
I have to power through.
Anyway, it feels kind of good to tell you about it, but I don’t think it will be long before you get to see my book collection grow a bit.
When that time comes, it will probably be one or two (or three) of these books:
I want them all so bad!!!
*Big unhappy sigh*
Do you buy books? How often do you buy them and how do you feel about it? Do you feel the same way as I do? Please tell me in the comments.
Now I will go and stare at my books for a while…
I’m like you, I’ll only buy a book if I have read it and love it. Or if its nonfiction history (in which case the like/unlike ceases to exist). Or if its a classic.
And yea, I buyy way too many books. Maybe like 10ish every month in print and definitely more than 10 on my iPad, but those are a lot cheaper for me. I feel guilty when I’m paying but when it’s in my hand, all that stupid guilt is kicked out the book. :D And the smell of a book is like my 3rd favorite smell (Kay that sounds more weird) but I stare at my bookshelf wayy too much too. LOL ;)
So great to know I’m not the only one :D
I saw ‘Scarlet’ in the book store and I really wanted to get it, but it cost like $125TT (that’s like nearly $20US) There was also ‘The Madness Underneath’ by Maureen Johnson, ‘Clockwork Princess’ and a whole lot of other books that I really, really wanted to get but I could only choose one or two cause they cost too much altogether Dx So, yeah I feel ya. And I also stare at my bookshelf. Heck, I clean it as often as I clean my room xD
I think I will probably give in and buy Cinder and Scarlet sometime next week. I feel weak…but they’re so gorgeous!
I really need to read Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess :)