This weekend, I broke my pact to not buy any books for the rest of the year.
What happened, you ask? Simple. I walked into a bookstore. I don't know what I was thinking. I walked in to look at the selection of 2009 planners, just to see what was available, and walked out with two books I've been wanting to read.
On the plus side, they weren't random books that I hoped I would like. But at the same time, I really didn't need to buy these books. I have a lot of unread books in my home, and I had both of these books wishlisted on the various book swap sites I use. I would have gotten them eventually.
I know I could return them, but well... perhaps I'm not that committed to this whole "no books" thing after all. But maybe I've learned my lesson. If I go into a bookstore to browse, I need to be making a wishlist of books, not actually buying them!
But from now on. NO MORE BOOKS. This time, I'll remember. Really.