Friday, June 26, 2009

Final Book Purchase

Borders lured me back again. After my tirade against the store's policy to hold fewer titles on their shelves so they could face more books out, I've felt a bit hypocritical returning again and again to purchase additional books from them. My only concession is that I've only purchased books when I have a coupon.

Today was no exception.

I have been wanting Jacqueline Carey's Santa Olivia since I learned of its existence (about three weeks ago). While Carey's Kushiel series are my all-time favorite novels, I've read only one non-Kushiel novel and didn't even make it all the way through it, it was so bad. So this is my second attempt to see if Carey is a one-world author for me or not.

This is also the last book I should need for a while. A long while. At least until next year, though I know it's too optimistic to say I won't buy another novel until 2010. I am curious, however, to see how long I last.

So as of June 26, I'm on a no-book-buying mission. I'll be sure to let you know how long I last. I predict three months, though I'm tempted to say only one month. Feel free to share your predictions. I promise not to be offended.


TikiBird said...

You're an addict, and those coupons are feeding your addiction. I predict you'll last until the next 40% off coupon comes out! (Or maybe the one after that...your willpower might steer you through the first one.) ;)

Rebecca Chastain said...

Oh yee of little faith.

Not that Cody didn't also scoff. He also did the math, and at the rate I've currently been reading books, I would finish 30 books in the next three months...and I have more than that sitting on my shelves.

Since I don't think I'll keep up this rate, it actually gave me hope of sticking to my goal. Even if I read only half that number in the next three months, I'll still have such a nice variety on my shelves, it should curtail the "need" to use a coupon to get a new book.