I had a great 40% off coupon for Juliet, by Anne Fortier. Better than my employee discount. I read plenty of reviews online, and got a big thumbs up on this novel. The coupon expired on August 30th. Dang it. I caved. I didn't really feel too bad about it, either. I made it 28 days--that is probably the longest I've gone without buying a book or magazine for myself in 20 years. Really. No kidding.
So what did I learn in the month of August? Well, I can go without buying a book. The sun didn't shine quite as brightly, the birds were sorta quiet, and flowers just didn't look so colorful. My world was a little dimmer. But, I did read some great books, and I earmarked a few on my shelves to tackle. I learned some self-restraint, which was the most important part. I'll be a bit choosier in my purchases. But, taking a new book home, the happiness, anticipation, and down-right giddiness I feel opening a book I've been waiting to read will always keep my coming back and opening my wallet. Used books? Heck no. I like my books new. I don't like to borrow books, and I don't have a library card. I am a new book person, and I feel no remorse or guilt for it! Bring on the new books! Can you guess I'm not a big fan of antiques, either? Is this from growing up in a large family, with hand me downs and just making do with cheap stuff? Maybe. Or maybe I just like new, unread books without a cracked spine or bent pages. A book that has that "new car" smell. That's what I like.
Happy reading! Woohoo!!!