As I may have mentioned I am currently under a self imposed bookstore ban. I have no money coming in, therefore I have no business being in a bookstore. What's that? You don't need to buy something every time you're in a bookstore? In theory I'm sure that this is true. But in practice, for me, not so much. I can't help it. I always walk out of a bookstore with shiny new books.
Its a problem.
Well I don't really think its a problem, but when money is tight, yeah its an issue.
That's why I imposed the bookstore ban. I'm not allowed in them. If I go in them I need to surrender my wallet.
This only becomes problematic when I need new stuff to read. Yes I'm aware of libraries. But many moons ago when I was just a little grasshopper I would always forget to return my books on time and would incur heavy (to me) fines. I'm afraid that I will do the same thing now. Plus, I'm not a fan of waiting lists. If I want to read something, I want to be able to get my hands on it right now.
First I trolled my own bookshelves for titles that I might not have read already, or hadn't finished. Then I convinced The Boyfriend that I needed this one book for my book club and ended up picking up a few more titles (they were classics OK, you can't just walk away from a 3 for $10 classics deal. That's criminal).
Then I went to my parents' house. And started talking to my 14-year-old sister about books. She's just as hardcore a reader as I am and has taken to searching my shelves for books whenever she comes over. This from a girl that a year ago told me that adult fiction was stupid. I thought if she can borrow my books maybe she has books that I can borrow.
Well before she decided that adult fiction was OK my sister had a thing about youth adult vampire fiction. And you know how that started.
What I'm trying to say is...I borrowed Twilight.
And then I couldn't put it down and had to text my sister to ask her to get me the other books asap.
She laughed at me (via text, I think it was laughter...I can't understand her texts most of the time).
The thing is, they aren't good books. The writing definitely leaves something to be desired, Edward doesn't do anything for me and if Bella was my sister I'd slap her. To be that obsessed with a guy is not healthy. Why is this girl not an a$$-kicking heroine? She's dating a vampire, she can't be kick-a$$? But aside from the whiny heroine, I like them. The vampires intrigue me. I want to read more. And I'm ashamed of myself for caving in like this.
So to those of you that got on the Twilight bandwagon before me: I'm sorry that I judged you. I didn't know they were like crack. I take back the eye-rolling and the mocking tone of voice.
I hope that this doesn't also mean that I'm going to be watching the movies...