In which I failed my book buying fast


I couldn’t make it. I tried SO incredibly hard to stick with my self-imposed book buying fast… but it just didn’t happen.

And you know what? There are worse things in life than not being able to make it through ten books before buying another.

Cheating on your taxes? That sucks. It will always catch up with you, so don’t do it.

Eating ice cream every night before bed when you’re trying to lose weight? Yup. You’ll definitely not hit your weight loss goal.

Saying you’re going to start giving your dog a weekly bath and have “forgotten” to do it for the last 4 weeks? Your failure is going to smell. Really. Really. Bad.

Buying two more books is just not the end of the world.

Especially when one of them is Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird… do research books even count? I think not.

And so what if I bought Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor. MAYBE on that particular day, I needed to cry and so that book helped out those tears?

Now that I’m writing all this out, it’s obvious. I actually did not fail. I just “expanded the definition of unnecessary buying.”


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