Saturday, February 19, 2011

IMM: A Will That Can't Be Broken

Okay everyone, I went to the bookstore for the first time since I've started my book ban the end of December and actually walked out of it without a SINGLE book.  It was mighty close though, and if it wasn't for my lovely, stupendous, amazing, (did I day fantabulous?) hubby, I probably would have succumbed to the temptation.  I found a book I really, all right, I REALLY, REALLY wanted, walked all over the bookstore with it under my arm, and as I went towards the checkout, my husband talked me out of it, reminding how badly I would feel if I broke my ban at this point.  So I put it back (sob, sob, sob!).  Did I mention I am not on speaking terms with my fabulous hubby right now??

Books For Review:
Redemption by Laurel Dewey
Steam Queen by Jack Hessey - I am starting a new steampunk phase.
The Devil's Temptress by Laura Navarre
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones - I was ecstatic when I received this one.  Gotta love those ghost murder / mysteries.

Books From the Library:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver - I am so excited about this one.
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Wizard's Daughter by Catherine Coulter
The Sacred Stone by The Medieval Murderers

Authors Touring / Visiting This Week:
Blue by Lou Aronica - February 24
A Blood Moon - February 24
Anyone Can Die by James LePore - February 25
New Birth of Freedom by Robert G. Pielke - February 27

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!


  1. Wow what a week for ya! Catherine Coulter is one of my fave authors, hope you like it!

  2. Sounds like something that would happen to me only with my Mom. Haha. Sorry that you had to put the book back!

    Delirium is an AWESOME book! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  3. Now I would have caved in on my own,but with other half with me, I know I would have walked out without that book.

    Just remember, that book will still be there when you are off the ban. :)


  4. Ooh, Delirium looks great! Happy reading :).

  5. You put it back, well done, not sure if that is for you or hubby, lol

  6. Yea for sticking to your book ban, with the help of your fabulous hubby! I know it probably hurt to leave the book behind, but aren't you happy he helped you stick to the ban? Maybe you could start talking to the poor guy again? :)

    I'm excited to read Delirium too, but haven't gotten to it yet. I enjoyed reading "Blue", so will keep an eye out for Lou's visit. Happy reading!

    Here's my IMM

  7. Great job! I know it's so hard! Part of my problem is that I work part time at a bookstore, so not only do I read great reviews on the blogs I follow, I see new books constantly! Fortunately I'm broke enough right now to keep from buying as much as I want. However, this quote sums up my life: When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. - Erasmus

  8. If I worked at a bookstore, I'd be in really big trouble. I know I have an 'addiction', and I've been trying really hard. I thought I was okay until I saw something really, really interesting and if it wasn't for my hubby, I probably would have bought it. No qualms either!!

  9. Awww, good luck on continuing your book buying ban! I got Delirium from my library too, I can't wait to read it. I hope you enjoy your books!