The End of September is finally here.
It doesn’t feel that long ago I first launched the idea of not buying books for six months.
The me that set off on this bizzaro quest actually feels like a different person. He’s clearly not thought out the terms of being an addict. He thinks that Greenbelt isn’t going to happen because it’s a few months away. He’s a funny guy, funny man!
In the last six months I have sort of deliberately avoided book shops. I’ve bought a couple of book tokens for nephews and nieces and not felt the need to buy books. I’ve found the uncreased spines of books alluring and the smell of new books has been a temptation.
I’ve managed my Amazon Wishlists into submission and borrowed books from the library. I’ve turned my book buying habit into a music buying habit.
People asked me today what I was going to buy as my first book after the ban. Here’s a link to Douglas Coupland’s new novel: Player One. I’m very excited.
Here’s the post I wrote on day one.
Once I’ve got the Coupland Novel I’m going to reinstate the book buying ban. I’m going to continue with another six moths to April the 1st 2011.