So, I did not do much better this month in my effort to reduce my book purchasing. Here's what I bought.
True Grit by Charles Portis (B&N)
Going Bovine by Libba Bray (independent)
Pop-Cakes and a slow-cooker cookbook (these in theory are for my boyfriend since he's the cook, but it's really for me since I am the one who gets to eat without yummy food without cooking.) (B&N)
The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky (on clearance, $6 in hardcover, B&N)
for my boyfriend:
Different Seasons by Stephen King (B&N)
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner (B&N)
So far, my documenting of my purchases isn't really preventing me from purchasing. It's just increasing my guilt each time I write one of these posts. But perhaps I need more than 2 months for this to work. Also, I rejoined Audible.com. I haven't downloaded my first book yet, but I have paid for the monthly subscription.