I have a love/hate relationship with owning books.
I don’t like owning them because they take up a lot of room and sometimes I don’t get to the books that I’ve got as I go out and buy other books or bring some home from the library. They get put to the back burner, so to speak.
The good things about owning my own books:
- I own them.
- I know that not a lot of other people have handled it before me.
- It’s a clean copy and not well worn as in a library.
- I can read it in my own time and not by a due date.
- It’s mine.
- It smells nice.
So, I went to Barnes and Noble today. I had a gift card for my birthday last week and it was burning a whole in my pocket. I saw a book about the Salem Witch Trials in the bargain aisle and knew I had to get it. Actually, I’ve been eyeing for a while, I just needed to work up myself up to buying it. It was only 9.99 for a hard copy so I convinced myself that it was worth it. Plus it’s a history book so what else do I need to convince myself with.
Needless to say, I was pleased.
I’ve seen YouTubers and bloggers list a whole book haul that they’ve gotten at the bookstore and honestly I don’t know how they’ve done it. How do you allow yourself to splurge on that money for all those books in one go? Makes me antsy. One day I’ll get the courage to buy more than one book at the same time, but not right now. Maybe one day I’ll become a Barnes and Noble member and get an extra ten percent off.