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Updates: How Not to Buy Books

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The short answer: go outside. Seriously. The weather was amazing over the weekend, so I went outside (without my computer) and did some yard work. The downside is this also kept me from reading much. Of course, now it's back to being cold and rainy, so it's a good thing I took advantage of the sun.

Oddly enough, even with limited reading and all that outside time, I still have Updates:
  1. I survived the Better World Books 40% off sale! Not a single purchase. I am very proud. (I also realized I REALLY need to reorganize my bookshelves and start wading through the pile of stuff I haven't read. It's getting to the point where I can't remember what I've already bought.) 
  2. I then killed my "no nonessential spending" rule for the month by ordering my first ever smartphone. I'm so excited! And yet, so nervous. I was going to wait a little longer to buy it, but I want plenty of practice before I take it to BookCon at the end of May. 
  3. The day before my planned trip to another book signing (for Jen Calonita and Elizabeth Eulberg), I sprained my ankle...by hopping up and down. Yes. It's not nearly as bad as past sprains, but it's not pleasant, and it's my driving foot. The event is about an hour and a half away, and my ankle got bigger instead of smaller throughout the day, so I didn't make the trip. :( 
  4. On the bright side, I now stand a small chance of finishing Frankenstein before the month is out. I joined a Goodreads group with some friends so we could force one another to read more classics. And I'm attempting to finish the first assignment at the last minute. Well, this brings back college memories. ;)
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So, to recap: to prevent yourself from buying books, do yard work and/or sprain your ankle.

How have your week's been? Any last minute April rushes? Thanks for stopping by and check back tomorrow for a mini-review of Palace of Mirrors!

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  1. It's been GORGEOUS weather out my way as well! But it hasn't cut back on my book spending. Though I am determined to be much better in May - and for some reason, I feel that I actually might succeed this time.

    On "Frankenstein," I actually put a little message up on the announcements page. I neglected it this month, so I'm keeping the Frankenstein discussion thread open for "stragglers." ;) Like you and me.

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    1. Yeah, Frankenstein has been slow going for me. Oh well, that'll teach me not to leave classics for the last minute. Speed reads they are not. At least not yet. :)

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    2. FRANKENSTEIN isn't the most captivating book. I really, really, really love Mary Shelley's style, personally, but the story is definitely kind of . . . meh. I'm having fun seeing how different it is from the movie versions, though.

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  2. LOL go outside! That is so true though. On Sunday, I spent most of the day outside, and tried not to worry about my blog and reading and projects and upcoming finals. Should I have done that? With all the work I have to do, probably not, but with the amount of time I've been spending outside recently (i.e. I've been locked up in the dungeon all year), I needed the sunshine.

    I hope your ankle heals nicely! Happy Friday :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Yes, taking a break and decompressing when you need to is always a good thing. Especially when it's so beautiful out! :)

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  3. But if I sprained my ankle I would sit there with my ipad and phone and kindle and print books and buy endlessly muuuwhahah

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    1. ...ooh. Good thing I didn't think about that while I was couch-bound. That could've ended badly. :D

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  4. Ah, you've never had a smart phone? OMG! Once you go smart phone, you don't go back ;)

    Bookcon?! I want to go to Bookcon!

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    1. I actually just got my (first ever) smart phone in the mail yesterday. It still feels like a foreign object in my hand, but I'm slowly getting used to it.

      You should go! It's the first year for it, so I have no idea what it'll be like, but it looks fun. :)

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  5. Haha, this is great!! I love you blog!
    I'm a bookworm also, and started my own bookblog about a month a go If you'd like to check it out. :)

    http://lebookworm.weebly.com/

    ~Jemma

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! :D

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