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More Book Binging for the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

by Ann-Katrina

I’ve come to the conclusion that I should just not be allowed out of the house anymore. Why? Because every time I leave, I come back with more books…even though I tell myself, no more—for goodness’ sake, your shelves are bowing under the weight. But do I listen? Noooo.

Anyhoo, I bet you can already guess where this post is going…

Yes, you’re right. I went out yesterday (with the intention of only being moral support for my sister on her shopping excursion) and bought more books. Three books and a magazine to be exact. (Four if you count the book I conned my sister into buying so that I could borrow it later.)

Dork Diaries CoverThe Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Now let me justify. I was reading up on some 24 hour read-a-thon tips and they mentioned getting some short(ish) books. Well, looking back at my reading pool, there weren’t too many short books so I decided I needed some. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is only about 275 pages and has been on my Want™ list for a day shy of forever. I’ve kept putting it off despite all the rave reviews it’s received.

I learned about the Dork Diaries a few months ago (the blog’s name escapes me at the moment) and thought the drawings were “oh, so clever!” and the story sounded adorable. My downfall was picking up the book and leafing through it and realizing that I absolutely had to have it. Luckily it’s only 282 pages (and written in bubbly print handwriting, which means it’s only about 150 printed pages, so even better).

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane was a complete impulse buy. I decided I needed to expand my horizons and pick up a book I normally wouldn’t get. After reading the back flap and having vague reminiscences of the Velveteen Rabbit, I decided to throw it in the cart. Thank goodness it’s only 210 short pages.

There you have it…three more books in the read-a-thon book pool (if I can restrain myself and wait to read them).

Now someone please come and bolt me up inside my home. And figure out how to set the child filters on my computer and block me from accessing Amazon (or any other online book dealer).

Comments on More Book Binging for the 24 Hour Read-A-Thon

  1. # Audrey wrote on October 14, 2009 at 8:58 am:

    you got some great books! Sometimes I feel the same way – like I shouldn’t be allowed out of the house for fear that I will just buy more books that i can’t afford and that I will then have to find a way to get back with me when i move back to the left side of the atlantic ocean.
    .-= Audrey´s last blog ..Waiting on Wednesday (3) =-.

  2. # Ann-Kat wrote on October 14, 2009 at 9:10 am:

    Thanks Audrey. It’s nice to know I’m not alone. LOL :D

  3. # mee wrote on October 15, 2009 at 5:43 pm:

    I have Edward Tulane on my readathon pile too! (borrowed it from the library about a week ago)

  4. # margaret wrote on October 15, 2009 at 9:03 pm:

    I read dork diaries – it was cute :) I have some comic books i”ll be reading :) for the read a thon
    .-= margaret´s last blog ...hack// Legend of the Twilight Vol. 2 =-.

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