I don’t shop a lot, but when I do it’s more often for books than it is for clothes or other things. Some time ago there was a sale on old Classics, you could get 5 for €10. Obviously I had to buy three sets. (For the attentive; yes, there’s only 14 Classics in the photo. I gave one to a friend.)
Since I got sick I generally don’t have the attention span or concentration to read things that require… well… a working brain. So I’ve been sticking to romance novels and the occasional Torey Hayden novel. (Which, by the way I recommend! Though they’re not always nice reading since the children she’s worked with in her professional life has had anything but a great life.)
I bought myself a few novels lately anyway, since I discovered that Amazon.co.uk finally offered free shipping to Europe (rather than just UK). All I had to do was order for at least £25… Not an issue! Got myself a few Lisa Kleypas books from a series of hers I’m currently reading, an Eloisa James book and one from Abigail Barnette.
From what I understand the Barnette books are classified as erotic fiction. I don’t really know how I’ll like it – but since I absolutely love her sense of humour and awesome recaps of the 50 Shades of Grey books, I decided to buy something of hers. If for no other reason than to support her. And who knows… it might turn out to be awesome!
I actually tend to buy more books than I can read these days. I used to easily read a book or two a week. Whereas now I’m lucky if I read that much in a month. There have been times when I’ve not read anything for months. Something which is very unlike the pre-getting-sick me.
At this point I probably have around 200 unread books in my bookcase. In the year or so leading up to my burn out I wasn’t reading much, but I was still buying books like before. And I still buy books now, though not as much as I used to. I really need to get cracking on all those books!
Does anyone else have a tendency to sometimes buy books because they “look pretty” or have a “catchy title”? Or is that just me…
I get silly excited about things like my large, Complete Sherlock Holmes book with gilded pages. It’s too large and cumbersome to ever be read easily, but it looks so great! (Which is why I’m also slowly collecting the paperback versions for easier reading.)
And yes, I will pay a little bit more if it means I get a matching set of books from the same author…
For Christmas I got some books from my family. I guess they caught on that I like books, huh?