Wednesday, March 22, 2006
My Rules (And Breaking Them)
Rule #1: I may not purchase a book by an author that is new to me. I must read a book by that author from the library first.
Rule #2: I may not purchase a book by an author if I already own at least one book by that same author that I have not read yet.
I made these rules for myself sometime around the holidays, and have been attempting to stick to them ever since. I have succeded on many occasions, and for that I consider them a near success.
However, I have also broken them more than once. For example, with my Christmas gift cards, I decided to purchase a Terry Pratchett book. There were so many to choose from! I couldn't get just one of them. Thus, Rule #2 was broken when I bought three of them. Just last night I broke Rule #1. I had had a somewhat unpleasant day, and found myself in a bookstore attempting to console myself by buying books. I bought a book by Marian Keyes, and another by Jane Austen.
I have actually not read any of the Terry Pratchet books I bought, except for the fourth one not mentioned before, which I read previous to buying it. See, I own too many books that I have not read.