Monday, February 28, 2011

February Book Buying Confessions

So, I did not do much better this month in my effort to reduce my book purchasing. Here's what I bought.

for me:
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.


Teacher/Learner said...

Different Seasons is amazing! Hope you'll try it out, too. True Grit has regained popularity because of the new movie--I'll be awaiting your thoughts on it.

Gerbera Daisy Diaries said...

LOVED True Grit!

Carin Siegfried said...

@Teacher/Learner - I actually read Different Seasons back in college, recommended it to BF. It's a great read! Although the last story was a little odd.