After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

You know you have a book buying problem when...

you are heading out on vacation to visit your sister and can't even get out of your departing airport without buying a book.

It's 5:50am, and I haven't even left Detroit yet and I just picked up Neil Gaiman's new book. I had set aside $15 for the new baggage fee but I bought my ticket early enough that the airline waived the fee, so I figure that's found money now, so The Graveyard Book is mine!


Meghan said...

I would have this problem, except that the airports I frequent when I travel seem to carry those large paperback versions of new releases rather than a regular hardcover. I think it's worth saving my money for the real thing!

You'll have to let us know how The Graveyard Book is - I've heard a lot about its release, but have seen strangely only a couple of reviews.

Table Talk said...

I have a separate purse for such 'found' money, a habit copied from my mother, who called it her 'fiddle' purse. Whatever goes in there is mine to spend as I like. Over the years, it has been an endless source of frivolous pleasure.

tapestry100 said...

This was the new terminal at the airport in Detroit (just recently finished within the last few months, I think) and I was pleasantly surprised to find a Borders in the airport that was open that early!

The reason you may not have seen too many reviews on The Graveyard Book is that I think initially it wasn't supposed to come out until Halloween. Amazon even has the book up on preorder status. I'm sure that everywhere I read, that was the date, but there it was on the shelf. According to Neil Gaiman's own website however, it is available now. So I think there has been some confusion ad to when it was to be released.

Ann - That sounds like a great idea! I should try keeping my 'found' money around for a little longer than I do, but like today's example, as soon as I get some in my hand, it's almost immediately spent!

Literary Feline said...

That sounds like something I would do too. Haha!