Thursday, April 28, 2011

Confession

I feel the need to confess something a little decadent. Today, I had the WHOLE day to write. And I wrote a total of ONE paragraph. I then spent the rest of the day shopping for books on line.

Shameful. Shameful. Shameful!

In my defense - it was raining outside and I'm about to go canoe camping for three days. I just didn't feel like getting wet. Oh, wait, that's not much of a defense for not writing.

Anyway.


now a little grin creeps across my face as I show what I bought....




I also bought several more on my KOBO reader!

Lots of Elevensies love here. I LOVE my fantastic group of debut authors!!!  I've also just finished reading a few more fabulous Elevensies which will all be featured in my next installment of  ELEVENSIES GIVEAWAYS. Stay tuned.

The Windup Girl was a must after reading SHIP BREAKER. Words cannot describe how much I loved that book!

And I know, it's about time I read Black Star, Bright Dawn. Especially considering Scot O'Dell is one of my favourite authors. To be honest, I've been a little shy to read it, but I was feeling brave today.

Okay, so anyone else have an uncontrollable book purchasing problem? Help me out here.

25 comments:

Marcia said...

I don't have an e-reader. I can see how an e-reader would lead you down that decadent path. :) So you did your part for the industry in a different way today. But I know what you mean -- it feels so rotten to putter away a writing day on other stuff. I'm trying hard to learn that.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I do spend time I should write online too. So don't feel bad. I'm buying more books too and then giving them away on my blog. It's for a good cause. I'm jealous you bought Divergent. I can't wait to read it. I loved Nightshade City. Happy reading!

Heather Kelly said...

I've been buying too many books lately too--because some wonderful authors are coming to our Indie bookstore. But I love buying books like that. I've also found some must reads in the used part of our Indie store. So again, I feel great about that. And my daughter used half of a gift card to buy books--so awesome. I can't wait to pick up some of the books in your picture! They look awesome.

Liz Straw said...

My blog the other day was "My Name is Liz and I am a Book Addict." So, nah, I don't have a problem at all.

Is that denial?:D

Lindsay said...

Buying books is never shameful :) Although, I am addicted as well so I might just be saying that to justify my own behavior :)

You will LOVE Black Star Bright Dawn - amazing book.

I finished Dogsled Dreams not long ago...

Happy Reading :)

Mindy said...

there is just something about buying books/visiting a bookstore that delights me. I feel as if I am entering a time machine ready to go into the world the author created. Geez I love books!

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, that sounds delightful. I walked past a second hand bookshop the other day and thought I'd go in. Just to see, you know? Came out a half hour later with a sackful, and at least three books to add to my wishlist. Ah well, supporting a local bookstore can't be a bad thing!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Book buying urges? Yep. My husband rolled his eyes as he handed me yet another package from Amazon. And that was after I came home with books from my local indie.
*hangs head in shame*
#notreally

Jessica Secret said...

Just finished Divergent and OHHHHHHH IT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD.

Susan Fields said...

Oh yes, I have a terrible book-buying problem. In fact, I feel another rampage coming on!

Have fun with your new purchases!

Kristine Asselin said...

AWESOME! No guilt at all!

Paul Greci said...

I loved Shipbreaker!!! And, I've got a pretty hefty book buying habit myself, and no e-reader--yet.

Medeia Sharif said...

Yes, I have this problem. And it's so easy to order books on my Kindle or Kindle app for my phone. But it makes me so happy.

Andrea Mack said...

I think one of the reasons I haven't bought an e-reader yet is because it would make it too easy to buy books! Instead, I make weekly visits to the public library (and wait and hope for some to arrive).

Kiki Hamilton said...

ha ha! Isn't that the way it goes? Dying to find time to write - and then when you get it - you fiddle-fart around with other things. You're not alone! And looks like it was a fun, productive day in other ways!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I'm back to stacks (literally) of new books to read, but I haven't the attention span to do so yet. Books are a clear addiction in my house.

Kelly Hashway said...

April was a bad month for me as far as buying books because well, it was a good month for buying books. See, I may have gone overboard. But what can I say? Books make me happy.

Katie Mills said...

I find I can't write if I feel 'the pressure'- so I never set aside a whole day to write but rather get it done whenever I can and I get so much more done that way. I get write fright.;) Some great pics there! I've been meaning to order nightshade city!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm seriously dangerous in a bookstore, which is why I limit my trips (then go wild). The e-reader feeds most of my "instant needs." That's a great pile you have going! :)

Charmaine Clancy said...

Oooh, I like those. I'm going to get Divergent after reading the first chapter. Think I might have to do a bit of 'writing' (ie online shopping now).
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Theresa Milstein said...

Ha! Reading is an essential part of writing, so it totally counts. I'm coveting your covers.

I spent so much $ on books in the last month. I'm afraid to list them because the sticker shock would get me!

DEZMOND said...

I've seen THE WINDUP GIRL before around the Net it sounds like such a cool book with super intriguing setting and plot! You bought some great books, Terry!

-E- said...

yeah. it's a bit of a problem, too as i have no income. i have access to massive libraries too!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It sounds like you had a lovely day. What could be better than buying books? I loved Nightshade City!

I'm trying to stay clear of the bookstore right now. I've have too many books in my TBR pile to buy anymore for a bit.

Michelle Teacress said...

It's been far too long since I stopped by your blog, but you've made an impression and I haven't forgotten you or your book - and that's saying something since I'm so forgetful sometimes. :)

Looks like you have a great new pile of books to read. Have fun!