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Monday, January 31, 2011

Purchase Confession: January 2011


So I'm not off to a good start. I bought my boyfriend a copy of How to Build a Fire: And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew by Erin Bried. It's not something added to my TBR list, but it still counts as a book purchase.

Then I had to replace the gaskets on my flour and sugar canisters. I could only find them on Amazon, and the shipping was going to cost more than the gaskets. That's ridiculous. So I needed to get my purchase up to $25 for the free freight, right? I added The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee and Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. As much as it bugs me to hear people use discounts as an excuse for shopping at Amazon, I wasn't about to pay full price from them for anything (and I had to look up a lot of books to find any with discounts. Those of you who think everything on Amazon is discounted aren't paying attention!) It's my first Amazon book purchase in so long I can't remember when the last one was.

I started the month (and this record of purchases) by buying Drinking by Caroline Knapp and Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann at The Tattered Cover in Denver. I thought Let the Great World Spin was my February book club book was it wasn't. I hope it's March, and that it wasn't bumped off the list entirely! I hate to have bought it for no reason. Yes, I've heard very good things about it but it's not something I'd normally have sought out on my own.

Total book purchases for January 2011: 5
Total books bought as gifts: 1
Total of those books read: 2
Total books added to TBR list: 2

2 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

LOL - Love the confession!

Callista said...

I like the sound of that first book. (the one about things your grandfather knew.) I'll have to check it out.