Sunday, June 24, 2007
It's an Addiction
I can't believe how many books I suddenly have on my stack of books to read, due to my heavy hand on the keyboard. I ordered away on the internet, blowing my entire summer's budget in a matter of minutes. I have been absolutely gluttonous at full price.
But, as I said (defensively) to my husband, three of the books are for my book club (On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan, The Dud Avocado, by Elaine Dundy, and Anagrams, by Lorrie Moore) so I had to buy those. And Mayflower I can sort of defend as part of some research I'm doing for a writing project.
But the rest are just because I couldn't help myself. I had to buy Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life by Michael Dirda, Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Then We Came to the End: A Novel by Joshua Ferris, because of intereesting conversations on blogs I love.
I had to get A Month in the Country (New York Review Books Classics) by J. L. Carr because it's something I've looked for since I saw the movie years ago.
At least I didn't dip into the kids' college funds! But I don't have a problem, really I don't.
I think the cat approves, though, don't you?