That’s right! No more book buying for as long as I can hold out. I hope to make this stick until May at the very least. Hopefully, the books I win, receive for review, or am gifted will scratch my ‘need new books’ itch I get practically every day. February 14 marked my final book purchase so I’ve had 12 successful days thus far. My bank account is so happy. My willpower has yet to be truly tested though since I know there are about 5 books in the mail headed towards my house as we speak. Once these beauties are received – WHAT WILL HAPPEN THEN?
This book buying ban has occurred at a rather opportune time as I’m feeling generally book slumpish. After being super excited to begin The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, I haven’t progressed past page 36 and it has been a week. Something tells me that particular book just might not be for me right now since I flew through John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and have quickly progressed through The Expats by Chris Pavone. The Marriage Plot just feels so pretentious – exactly what I don’t need right now.
Speaking of The Expats, I’ll be finishing this one up soon and have a copy to GIVEAWAY thanks to the lovelies at Crown Publishing/Random House. My review will probably be posted later this week with the giveaway so mark your calendars and check back. I’m having a lot of fun with this one so far!
In non-bookish news, my week was pretty average. The birthday was okay, but I got to feeling pretty lousy so mainly just snuggled up on the couch watching movies as a celebration. Oh how much has changed in the past 7 or 8 years! I did get to eat some birthday ice cream. I don’t allow myself this particular treat often because I can’t control myself and go on ice cream binges. But I enjoyed my little pint of deliciousness – flavor of choice? Mayfield’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough – YUM!
Happy Sunday everyone!!