The Great Transgression of June 22nd
Bear with but one last book post before I mix it up. This is not a review, comparison or anything really. Settle down children for story time.
Let me show you something.
That is the pile of books I have bought since the beginning of this year. Okay, so my mom probably bought at least three but still, these have come into my possession since the beginning of this year.
These however, still wrapped in their plastic bags, partly to prevent them becoming covered in dust and the other partly to keep them out of sight for shame reasons I purchased on June 22nd, all of them. Do I have the sort of income that supports this sort of behaviour regularly? No. Was this a shameful splurge? Yes.
It happened like this. That was the day I went to watch ‘The Great Gatsby’ and the cinema I went to is a bookstore on its lower level. I HAD THE INTENTION OF BUYING ONE BOOK. ONE. So I did. It was Margaret Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ from the Vintage 21st collection.
On the shelves next to it were all the other books from the collection and IDK if I have said but I LOVE the cover designs for the collection and have been gathering some of the titles. My copies of ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’, ‘The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time’ and ‘Atonement‘ come from that collection.
Anyway, the bookstore was having a buy 3 get the fourth free deal. I got to the cinema too early and had plenty of time to waste (read lust over books I can’t afford). I exhaustively browsed the bookstore and in between the lusting/blurb reading and quick mental mathematics, decided to get three books and get a fourth free.
This was before the movie. After the movie, I think I talked about this in my review, I was emotionally raw because the ending was absolutely heart-breaking. This was more of an emotional reaction than I should have exhibited because I ate, digested and assimilated this book during IB. It was just so sad you guys… *sniffs* So I literally watched about half the credits them hobbled tearily out of the cinema. I descended to the book store level and in an emotional bout of recklessness, bought three more books, getting one more free.
So that was 8 books in one day. Was that enough though? Nope, because I went to Bookstop yesterday and after being bowled over by both the amazing variety and the amazingly high prices, bought two more books.
There are much, MUCH worse things I could be spending my money on though, right…. right…
What was I thinking, you can at least INGEST alcohol/junk food/most drugs.