Besides washing a winter's worth of dirt off the windows and cleaning out my closet and getting rid of the clothes and shoes I no longer wear, I've been doing a little bookish springcleaning as well. First, I tackled the teetering TBR pile by my bed; I read three, discarded four, and somehow managed to find places for the rest on my already overcrowded shelves. I didn't tackle them, but the floor of my room is now free of books. I also went through my Goodreads "want to read" list, deleting all the books that I didn't remember putting on it, and the ones I don't want to read any more, shrinking it to a slightly
more manageable length. Despite these accomplishments, I still have to finish springcleaning my house, and then I have to tackle the mess that is my backyard. Sigh. I think I'd rather curl up on the couch with a good book and read instead.
On summer splurging.
I don't know what it is about this time of year, but whenever summer nears I always get this urge to do some book shopping. I think it might be because I spend the first part of the year trying to be good and making a conscious effort to not
buy any new books, or at least not very many--I mean I already have a ton of unread books sitting on my TBR shelf, so I really don't need to add more. But by May or June, my willpower is gone, and my book-buying addiction has kicked into high gear, and I can't resist filling my Amazon cart with books, books, and more books. What will I be splurging on this summer? Right now, my cart is full of ghost stories and post-apocalyptic survival fiction, with a few psychological thrillers and one P.G. Wodehouse for good measure. And you know what? I'm already feeling better. So here's to a little bookish splurging...and an upcoming bookish summer.