I have a confession to make… I buy more books than I can read. *phew* Okay… now that I have gotten that off of my chest I feel better, but it is the sad truth dear reader. I do have a problem with buying books and lately I feel that I have gotten worse. Not only have I gone into a Barnes and Nobles and bought books, but I have also downloaded books onto my Kindle App on my IPAD. My kindle died and I miss it already. I refuse to buy a new one since I can still download books onto my IPAD, and so I’m being a little stubborn about it instead of just giving in. Any who, between the endless swiping of the credit card, I managed to purchase 10 books in the last week! Eek!! I know, that’s a lot of books and I have about 15 others hanging out in the room waiting to be read… like I said, I have a problem.
Of course you may be wondering… do I do this all the time? The answer, thankfully, is No I do not. I only go on book splurges when I have a trip coming up and require some additional reading to come along with me on my adventures. In order to tell you about my upcoming travels I am going to need to rewind and tell you the whole story. A few weeks ago I received an acceptable letter to UC Berkeley to go into their extension “masters” program for editing/copy editing/publishing. I was over the moon since I had a few of the UC (University of California) schools on my list to attend for my continued education, and Berkeley was my number one choice! So I got into school using strictly their online program (still not sure how I am going to pay for it, working on that as we speak), and in a few weeks I am planning to travel up there to meet professors, see the campus and explore. And on top of me exploring Berkeley and spending time in San Francisco, I am also going hiking/camping in Yosemite for a few days as well. So I needed my electronic e-reader as well as physical books for my trip (I doubt my IPAD would last in the middle of a National Park.) So there is a method to my madness.
Now on to the important bit, what did I buy? Which books caught my eye that I was willing to spend my hard-earned cash on? I’ll break it down for you into downloads and the physical books:
- An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
- The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
- The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin
- Insurgent by Veronica Roth
- A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
- Is Everyone Hanging out without me? By Mindy Kaling
- A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
- The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
- The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
Yeah, yeah… it’s A LOT of books, but this amount of books will last at least a month or so, then I will be faced with the dilemma once more of having nothing to read. Luckily this should be around the time of my birthday (which is in October), where all my friends will flood me with B&N and Amazon gift cards to fuel my habit. *hink hink* this is what I want for my birthday *wink*.
So there you have it, a little window into my terrible yet beautiful addiction that I have. But you have to admit, it is the safest and best addiction one could possibly have. The more you give in, the more you grow, learn, and expand your mind and imitation. If you feel like sharing your book confessions, leave a comment below. Also let me if you want any of the books I have purchased to be reviewed or any other books you are interested in hearing back. I am working on a post now about my first experiences with audio books, look out for that soon!
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* Life is too short for bad fashion, bad coffee, and bad books.