Monday, 18 June 2012

Hey all. So I'm still waiting on my BEA books (MEDIA MAIL TAKES FOREVER!!!! AGGHHH) so I figure I needed a positive monday post to give my my book fix. 

Here's what I love about books:

You know how most (ok, probably more than most) girls get a shopping high while going in search of new clothes, or shoes? Well I don't get that. Shopping for me is usually a chore. I groan and stamp my feet and buy the first thing that fits. But when it comes to books, I can shop like the best of them.

I can honestly say that a new book to me is like a new pair of Manolo Blahniks to a shopaholic female. Please don't tell my guy friends that I know what a Manolo Blahnik is. Pretty please.

I went to three bookstores yesterday. THREE! I don't even need any new books. My review pile is longer than my arm. Both arms. Yet I still went, spending hours looking at the titles. Running my finger over spines. Comparing cover textures and smelling older volumes. But I love it. I ended up buying a David Sedaris book to see what all the fuss is about. 

It seems like whenever I talk to one of the million hipsters in Austin (that's right, the hipster population is somehow bigger than the actual population of 800,000) David Sedaris comes up. And since I've already read Murakami and McCarthy...

Anyway, I'm going to reflect on that while I wait for my BEA books. Once I get them I'm going to be giving some away, so stay tuned!


  1. Book shopping is wonderful. And I'm working on my fourth BEA book...

    1. JEAAAAAAALLLLLOUS! Was Crewel #1?

    2. Keeper of the Lost Cities was #1. Crewel was #2.

      And yes, you should be jealous. Your dad must have shipped my books out before he did yours. :P

  2. dude. i didn't know chicks still dug barry manilow...
    books are awesome!

    1. Barry Manilow is my go-to. Especially for working out. Nothing gets you "pumped" like a Manilo.

      I think there was a pun there but I'm not sure