Today I bought 2 books for about a dime over $25 (thereby getting me FREE shipping on Amazon). 😉 I’ve been spending a lot of money on books lately – a week ago I bought 3 books at Borders for $33 total (one of those Buy 3 Get 1 Free deals)… they’re interesting books and I’m still trying to find the time to finish all of them.
But I consider it money well spent. Books really make me happy. Shoes look beautiful, but they can pinch your feet. Food taste wonderful, but you have to watch what you eat (well… you should. I really don’t.). A flashy car is fun to drive, but expensive to buy and up-keep.
But books? They are low-maintenance (once you purchase them, they are yours forever. Just don’t drop them in water or set them on fire), and yet demanding at the same time (haven’t you ever passed up doing things that you really SHOULD be doing, i.e. studying for an exam or going to bed because it’s going to be a long day tomorrow, but then get so caught up in the story that you just could NOT put it down?).
Anyhow, the 2 titles I purchased today are:
1. The World Without Us: I found this in the NY Times – sounds very intriguing.
2. 20-something, 20-everything: I’ve always wanted to read this book, and I figured I should. I’m in my 20-“everything” years, am I not? Besides, if I’m going to have a quarter-life crisis, er, reflection, I might as well be prepared.