MONDAY POTPOURRI: COMPULSIVE BOOK BUYING DISORDER

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The new header here (above) tells a story about me, my compulsions, my obsessions, etc.

The stuff of this blog.

While I do try to get as many review books as possible, to cut down on the compulsive book buying disorder…sometimes the books I want are just not available to me unless I buy them.

Of course, I could wait until they show up in the library.  Right?  Wrong.  I must read them as soon as possible!

A strange malady, this one.  Since I can download a new book…or ten…in any given month, and not read any of them for several months.

Which is why I am participating in Kathryn’s (Book Date) reading challenge:  Read the Books You Buy.  So that I can focus on reading the ones I bought that are lingering on my shelves.  So far this year, I have read and reviewed 15 books from those shelves.

 

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Another fact:  This year, I have read FIVE books purchased in January and February.  The others have all been purchased some time between June to December 2015.

One of the ways I deal with my book buying urges is to bookmark them on Amazon instead of immediately buying them.

But then, at the beginning of each month, when I have more money in my account…I start downloading them.  Tomorrow, I plan to download this one, from a favorite author:

Somewhere Out There, by Amy Hatvany.

 

 

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What happens when two sisters who were torn apart when their young mother abandoned them—and grew up in tragically different circumstances—reunite thirty-five years later to find her? For readers who love Jodi Picoult, acclaimed author Amy Hatvany fearlessly explores complex family issues in her gripping, provocative new novel.

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From another favorite author, Lisa Scottoline, I have bookmarked Most Wanted, coming out on April 12.

 

 

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Christine Nilsson and her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a difficult choice they had never anticipated. After many appointments with specialists, endless research, and countless conversations, they make the decision to use a donor.

Two months pass, and Christine is happily pregnant. But one day, she is shocked to see a young blond man on the TV news being arrested for a series of brutal murders—and the blond man bears an undeniable and uncanny resemblance to her donor.

Delving deeper to uncover the truth, Christine must confront a terrifying reality and face her worst fears. Riveting and fast-paced with the depth of emotionality that has garnered Lisa Scottoline legions of fans, Most Wanted poses an ethical and moral dilemma: What would you do if the biological father of your unborn child was a serial killer?

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Okay, now could you resist either of these books?  I love every book by these authors…and the rest of my bookmarked tomes are offerings from several other favorites.  Some I hope to get from NetGalley or Vine…but if I can’t, guess what I’ll be doing!  BOOK BUYING!

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Do you have a similar compulsion?  Do you obsess about books you want to read?

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4 thoughts on “MONDAY POTPOURRI: COMPULSIVE BOOK BUYING DISORDER

  1. This is a good idea – adding them to Amazon. I do something similar. I add all the books that look good to me to my wishlist. Then I check it frequently (usually daily lately) to see if any of them have made made free. Then I’ll download them.

    I rarely actually purchase books (just don’t have the money to spare). But I do use Swagbucks to earn Amazon giftcards. Then I use them to purchase books I want. I may have to combine my Swagbucks giftcards with your method.

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  2. I think I used to buy tons of books but I have stopped and actually buy books rarely. I love Overdrive for library Ebooks and between NG and Edelweiss and Vine…I am on book overload!

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