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This post is dedicated to the amount of books I have bought recently, and my relationship with the less than ethical Amazon.
Between November 2013 and now I have bought seventy-one books, more than I purchased in the ten months prior. I blame employment, having money to purchase frivolously is a dangerous thing. It’s been something I have tried to put out of my mind, but after chatting to, Manda about the state of our spending habits I decided to take action and mock-up a budget for March. It was an illuminating endeavour: my need to own books has a detrimental affect on my ability to save. In addition, not only am I buying books faster than I am reading them – both in physical and kindle formats – I am buying them from a singular source, Amazon. With this in mind, I will be enforcing upon myself a book buying ban during March, well, an online book buying ban. It’s not that I think anyone should feel guilty for using Amazon – especially not in this current economic climate – however, while I have more than enough books to read I shouldn’t be buying for the sake of owning.
There are a myriad of brilliant book shops, I need to stop being lazy and find them. Not to mention, with my self-imposed online purchasing ban I will have money to spend when I am in London for the Daunt Book Festival. The festival runs on 27th and 28th of March at Daunt’s Marylebone shop and has been organised by fellow book blogger, Emily of EmilyBooks. It looks marvellous; I’ll be there for the first two events on the 27th if anyone would like to come and say, Hi – I am friendly, I promise. No doubt I will get some books while I am there, and I want to head over to Persephone Books to peruse their selection too. If you see a strange women struggling down to Brighton on the 28th with more books than is natural for one person to carry, that will be me.
To conclude, as I feel I have waffled, I shall now buy books sparingly and only from shops – farewell Amazon, farewell laziness.