Last week, I promised myself no more buying books for this year. I have a lot of books on my TBR pile and I don't need to be wasting money and buying more. Then, I came home from work today and as I'm wont to do, I checked my email. Guess what waiting for me there? ...A Borders email and not just any email, it's one that said they are giving their best customers (which apparently I am) $5 in bonus Borders Bucks. The catch was that it's for two days only: today and tomorrow. My rationalization for this order is that the $5 thing does not happen often and I also had a 30% coupon as well as their buy 5 books get 1 free promotion. I felt that I had to take advantage of it.
I broke my promise. I bought more books. Six books to be exact. I don't need six more books. What I should be doing is saving money for grad school. I ended up spending $33 and I know this is not going to make a difference in the larger scheme of things, but if I add that amount to the rest of the expenses I have to pay for it does. What the hell is wrong with me?!
Here's what I bought:
Images from Borders (click on pictures for exact link)
Right now I am having second thoughts about ordering Scandal in Spring. The only reason why I ended up buying it was that I am reading Devil in Winter right now (totally loving it!) and I wanted to read the next book in the series. However, I don't own the first or the second book in Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower Series and when a book is part of a series I don't like owning just a random one or two without the others (another reason why I was hesitant to buy TSaS as well). I'm just weird that way.
So, there it is. I was feeling very guilty for breaking my promise and I had get it off my chest. I feel slightly better now.