I've been really good this year and haven't purchased a single book. (I've been trying to read the books I already own first.) But then my library had a used book sale and I picked up a couple of titles that look interesting for just 50 cents. I mean, for that price, who could resist?
My real downfall, though, came when I saw that Simone St. James has a new book out:
I had to buy it. And since I was buying one book, I decided to splurge and throw a few other titles into my cart while I was at it. So, what did I end up buying? St. James' earlier novel, An Inquiry Into Love and Death, which I love, and Barbara Erskine's Whispers in the Sand, which I haven't read, along with Treasure of Egypt by Barbara Ivie Green and The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anothony Berkeley.
And you know what?
I feel much better. Because a little bookish happiness goes a long way.