Most of us know that kryptonite was the only thing that was detrimental to Superman. Yesterday I figured out mine. Sort of.
I went with a friend to Dymocks to purchase a book as I had been gifted a giftcard by another lovely friend. Anyway, I ended up buying a couple of books (‘The Book Thief‘ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird‘) with the gift card. You’d think I would be satisfied. But nope. We then went to Angus & Robertson and I ended up buying another book (‘Atonement‘) and would have bought a couple more if I hadn’t literally run out of cash! [I stopped myself from using EFTPOS but it was a challenge!!]
Bookstores are my kryptonite. Or rather, they are for my bank account.
I can go to dozens of clothing or shoe stores but unlike most women, will stop myself from buying clothes or shoes I don’t need. Same with groceries or kitchenware (I love kitchenware and homeware stuff)
But with books, it’s a different story. I bought ‘To Kill a Mockingbird‘ which I have read in the past just because I really wanted to own it! And there are some more of such books I intend on buying. At the moment I have 9 books that I have bought in the last month and a half that that are sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I’m currently reading ‘In Cold Blood‘ for my book club meetup in February. I love to own books and unfortunately, prefer my favourite ones first-hand rather than second-hand. I think that’s because I do re-read a lot of my books and like to leave my own mark on them. Literally.
I think, given my partial unemployment till the end of the month, the best thing for me would be to AVOID book stores. And then, come mid-February, I can go back and not abstain any more!
So what’s your kryptonite??
Until next time,