I just bought a book.
Normally, this is a good thing. I love buying books, or (more to the point) having books. I have a bedroom largely comprised of bed and books… I have three (reasonably large) plastic boxes full of books that I don’t currently have room for. That’s a lot of books!
But this time, the purchase of a new book is leaving me feeling a little bit sad. Why, you may ask?
I haven’t bought a book for three months.
Three months ago I made this post in which I stated that I would not buy another book until I had read every single one of the
30 books I had just bought, or until the next Juliet Marillier book came out.
Well, I still haven’t read those thirty books… (Though I did manage to read 21 of them!) But I just pre-ordered the newest Juliet Marillier – it is launched Australia-wide on July 1st.
Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more excited about Shadowfell! It’s just the kind of dark adventure young-adult fantasy I love to read, and a Juliet Marillier work as well! That’s almost a guarantee I’ll love it! I’m just a little sad at the thought of breaking my three month streak. I was feeling quite proud of myself! There were many, many books I wanted to buy over these last three months, and I resisted them all! Very proud. 😀
But at least I know that Shadowfell will look pretty on my shelf. (I have the perfect spot for it!)
And I learnt something about self-restraint over these last three months. There have been quite a few books that I was sure I
needed wanted only to look at them again a few days/weeks later and realise that I don’t really need want them after all… There’s definitely something to be said about a waiting a few days before making a purchase…
Though that doesn’t mean that I’m not looking forward to hitting up some bookstores now that my dry spell is over. Because I am. Those bookstores will not know what hit them! 😀