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What am I Doing?

March 28th, 2007 at 07:21 am

I just went online and ordered 3 books from amazon. This is stupid. I know I'm reacting to the news of having to have another operation by spending more money on books. I suppose it could be worse, I could be reacting to the news by having a mega food binge, something I try not to ever do as a recovered bulimic (of 11.5 years).

After buying the 8 books yesterday I really should not have done this, or at least recognized what was going on. I've read three of them since I bought them yesterday. All hugely good books. The Wave, which I talked about yesterday was incredibly gripping after awhile, a real page turner. Then I read and finished The Girl Who Owned A City by O.T. Nelson, really, really good and I'll give it to my daughter to read since the main main character is 10 years old and a girl. I picked it up for Rose because it looked good but had to read it first, also because it looked good.

But the breaker was a book called A Crack in the Line by Michael Lawrence (I think, it might have been Matthew) which I could not put down at all. I even took it with me to T-ball practice and read it when my son wasn't up at bat. If you like parallel worlds in sci-fi and enjoy reading young adult fiction (which I happen to still love at the ripe old age of 37, mostly because it rarely has swearing in it but also because its often better than the adult stuff and it is also what I write), then it is definitely a book to check out.

And it is the first in a trilogy (Withern Rises) so guess what I went and bought on Amazon? Yes, books 2 and 3 and got side-tracked and bought another unrelated book. So easy to do. I wasn't sure if the 3rd book was out yet, but it was released a week ago, lucky me, so I went for the hardback on that as the paperback was not out yet.

I think I've got this spending reaction nipped in the bud now and hope not to have to report tomorrow that I did something like this again. I have to say I did hold back and not get the two Billie Piper books I wanted, but it wasn't easy.

5 Responses to “What am I Doing?”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:
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    Well, at least they're books, which is good for you, right?

  2. JanH Says:
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    So sorry that you have to have another operation! I go with books, also. I can bury myself in them while I cope with the stress and have a couple of favorite authors in the wings to look forward to. You could put the new ones away for the time you will be down from surgery and use them as part of your spa treatment. (What, no spa treatment? Definitely set up the first week as a "spa" time!)

  3. moi aussi Says:
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    Sorry to hear about another operation. At least books are not bad as something else. Perhaps you could join a library? I love books and I also enjoy reading young adult books Smile I remember reading them until a few years back. I just don't have the time to read anything else lately because of my classes. I have been reading the complete sherlock holmes for a few months whenever I have some time and right now also reading a chick lit I borrowed from a co-worker--Bergdorf Divorcee or something or other. It's going to take me weeks to finish it because I only read a few pages a day.. anyway that book is kind of depressing I thought.. I used to order so many books online but now I have stopped. I also avoid looking at pet supply websites because I always end up buying something for my dog. These days I keep telling myself he will apperciate going to the park and throwing the old stick around much more than getting new toys to play with and new leash to walk around in. LOL

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:
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    I'm sorry to read about another operation in the cards for you.
    Many of my friends and I do have that reflex of buying books.
    Have you read Daniel Pinkwater? He's got a great book soon to be published that you can read in
    Text is chapter-by-chapter installments and Link is www.pinkwater.com/theneddiad/book/index.html
    chapter-by-chapter installments on his Website.

    Take it easy.

  5. Sunshine Suz Says:
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    If you like Young Adult books....I recommend the "Dear America" series. They are historical fiction in the form of the kids writing in their diarys. All that I have read are very good.

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