Thursday, October 07, 2004

The Death of Willpower
I admit it. I did it. I fell off the wagon. I have been buying more books. Oh, sure, I first went into the bookstore a few weeks ago because I needed books for class. But that was no excuse for me to buy the new Isabelle Allende young adult fantasy books in their original Spanish editions. I just wanted them. But wait! I need them... to keep up my Spanish skills! Yes, that's it.

Then last week, I innocently went along with Lee when he went to spend one of his birthday gift certificates at Borders. Since he used to work there, he's also on their mailing list for special promotions, so he had helpfully printed me out a 20% off coupon. I wasn't going to buy anything. I was going to be good and wait until Christmas, when I can tell other people what I want. I don't need any more books, and if I keep buying them, I will run out of space for anything else.

I walked out of there with The Bilingualism Reader, because all the chapters just all sounded so fascinating. But wait! I need it... to further my academic and professional goals! Right.

This is how I ended up back where I started last weekend, vowing I will buy no more books for the next 3 months. And then I find someone posting this link to the Borders Teacher's Sale.

I will not buy any more books. I will not buy any more books. I will not buy any more books. I will not buy any more books... ommmmmm...

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