Three weeks! So far...not too bad. I still get twinges*, of course. The other book bloggers are so mean, dangling pretty new pages in front of me! Wah!
Of course, I need to turn that way of thinking around, and trust that if I don't get the book right away, it won't disappear from the face of the Earth. I just need to add it to my Wish List and believe that I'll see it again at a book swap, a library or as a gift.
I've channeled my book buying 3 ways since March 21. I've managed to keep myself in books, and I've even figured out how to appease my One-Click craving.
I. The BEL (Busan English Library)**
1. The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson
2. Pearl Buck in China - Hilary Spurling
3. The Wapshot Chronicle - John Cheever
4. What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank - Nathan Englander
5. I Love You, Beth Cooper! - Larry Doyle
II. The Busan Book Swap
1. Lost Memory of Skin - Russell Banks. Score! I circled this book for a year, and I have been rewarded for my restraint.
2. Duma Key - Stephen King
3. The Railway Man - Eric Lomax
III. Free Clicking***
1. The Monk - Matthew Gregory Lewis
2. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain.
* I'm really going to be twinge-y this week when the Pulitzers are announced. My Pulitzer Fiction guess is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, but, as always, I'd like to see Joyce Carol Oates win.
** BEL has a 5 book limit and a 2 weeks' checkout time. I feel so Spartan.
*** One-Clicking for books that cost $0.00! An elegant solution -- why didn't I think of it before?