I have this obsession with buying books. I think it's worse than my beauty supply obsession, but much more educational. I have one bookcase that my husband bought me as a 'Congrats' gift when I left CPS in 2007. It is overflowing. I have books stuffed under the bed, in all 3 drawers of my nightstand, squeezed behind the doors of another table/chest, and in our study. I really don't need anymore books, yet....I just can't help myself.
There is just something fulfilling, enticing, and satisfying about meandering my way through a bookstore, letting titles catch my eye, breezing through the first couple of pages of an intriguing book, and then filling my arms to overflowing with these finds.
I have bought more than a dozen books in the past 2 months. I have read 2 of them (The Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart and How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward). I give them to my mom to read first, and my dad's been borrowing books too. I'm off to Vegas for a long weekend, and I plan on bringing three books with me. Why? Because I can't spend every waking moment gambling, like my husband. Now I must decide which books to bring, and force myself not to enter a bookstore between now and Thursday.
Here is a brief list of the books I'm really wanting to buy right now:
Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders by Ted Conover
Consequences by Penelope Lively
Jesus Land: A memoir by Julia Scheeres
I'll Fly Away by Wally Lamb
Change me into Zeus' Daughter by Barbara Moss
Fierce: A Memoir by Barbara Moss
Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward
The Sweet In-Between by Sheri ReynoldsHonestly, this is just the first page of my wishlist on Amazon. I have 4 more pages. And that's just what I have on Amazon. I could spend my whole life reading, and am certain I would still miss a million fabulous books.
So help me out: tell me a good book that I can add to my list.
In an effort to keep track of my books, I decided to go old school. I looked in a couple of bookstores, but didn't really find anything I liked. Then I fell into the black abyss that is Etsy. Sighhhhh. Here's what I bought:
These sweet bookplates are from Jess at Vol25. This lady is so talented, I don't even have the words.....Her stuff is whimsical and funky and just...great! I recently bought some postcards from her too, just because I love the little birdies on them. (I know, I know, I'm gonna be that nutcake old lady)
Anyway, my hubby thinks I'm a nutcake already, since I have freaking bookplates in all my books, with my name written on them.