Thursday, February 18, 2010

You're Going to Be So Proud of Me!

Last night, I had time to kill before my bus home, so I popped into the library for a spell. I had just finished a book over the weekend, and it so underwhelmed me that I needed a pick-me-up.

Little known fact: This book was originally titled The Book of Crap and Stupidness, but the publisher wasn't sure it would sell.

I was hoping to borrow The Hunger Games, but discovered that it had thirty-three people on the waiting list. Damn you, popular book! I wandered around a bit and picked up Fool by Christopher Moore and The Gates by John Connolly.

I love Moore, so that was a no-brainer, and I finished one of Connolly's books a few weeks ago, and it was fantastic (OMG so fantastic!). I grabbed The Gates and made good on my self-imposed rule to borrow more books this year. (Bookstore gift cards do not count, however. Especially ones that expire at the end of this month...)

My impatience is a bit of problem. I have a feeling that I am going to end up buying The Hunger Games, even though I could easily wait. And wait (thirty-three people?!??!). I mean, I have a ton of books on my shelves that I haven't even touched.


Maybe buying books should be what I give up for Lent this year!


Megan said...

Looooove the Hunger Games!! It's in paperback. Cheaper. You could just buy it. :P

carrie m said...

Buy the Hunger Games. SOOOOO worth it.

Heather said...

megan - Are you sure that you're a children's librarian? (If this is a different Megan, I do apologize!) I checked on the INTERWEBS, and it's not in paperback until June or some shit.

Or am I the one who's full of shit?

carrie - I think that it will be purchased on my lunch break today.

Megan said...

Doh! I was sure it was out in PB. Not until July 6. My bad. Hardcover is much nicer anyway. Not that I'm encouraging buying books or anything... :D

Heather said...

megan - It's cool. My mom just ordered the first two for me through the Scholastic book order (she's a fifth grade teacher).

Speaking of those glorious book orders - am I the only one who practically peed herself when those order forms were passed out in class? It was like Book Christmas - EVERY MONTH.

Megan said...

Book Orders = the key to all the happiness in my childhood.

Heather said...

megan - Seriously. Book orders were the TITS. I loved getting them, pouring over them, trying to choose only one or two books, depending on what I could convince my parents to buy for me.