Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Buying Hiatus

About a month ago, I ran into D.I. to look for something while my family waited for me in the car. I didn't find what I was looking for, but I did come out with five books. I only spent six dollars, so really Utah Dad wasn't upset about the money. He reminded me of the three shelves of books in my bedroom and the stack of books on my night stand that I still have to read. And then he forbid me to buy any more books until . . .

I read a book of his choice.

I agreed (after all, I had plenty of books to read already).  He has accused me several times of cheating because there have been several book packages in the mailbox since we made the deal but I had previously ordered them, or won them from Goodreads.com and of course, (thank goodness) I  preordered Mockingjay.

I've been good and I haven't bought any books since we made the deal. (Scholastic Book Orders don't count. Right? Those books are for the kids.) But now I want to buy The Help to read for the book club. This morning I told him he better pick that book for me to read. He spent some time looking through his book shelves for the perfect choice.

Utah Dad's books fall in three categories: historical, political, or religious. I enjoy the scriptures, biographies and narrative histories but I don't usually choose to read academically interpretive histories (aka text books). But I guess I will now.

I've got to hurry and finish reading The Power of One so that I can start reading American Slavery - American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan (doesn't that sound exciting) so that I can buy and read The Help. Oh boy.

I think this might be an indication of my book addiction problem.

6 comments:

Catey said...

GL with that! lol The Help looks great!
I have finally been able to jump back into reading, got through 2 books so far this week, one more in the process...I've forgotten how much I love it! And the good news is that the 5 books I bought this week are nothing compared to a couple of the other habitual book buyers in the neighborhood, so I totally have an out if my husband happens to try and call me on it! :)

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Rheanna said...

Sounds like you have some very exciting reading ahead of you! Hope you don't start going through withdrawls........... :o)

Booklogged said...

Good news! I ended up with two copies of The Help. You can have one. I'll get it in the mail right away. Now you can put off reading Utah Dad's choice for a bit longer...

anna said...

The Help was really good. You'll like it. It is a super fast read. You should really get a library card :) I borrowed mine from a friend. You should maybe find some friends to book swap with. Too bad we don't live closer.

Ammon and Jen said...

You seriously amaze me. I consider myself a fast reader, but you put me to shame. Good luck! Sounds like you have good friends taking care of you in the not-buying-books-dept.

I have always enjoyed reading your blog, but now that I am further away, it feels like I was able to bring a little bit of Cindi with me. Thanks for posting!