Me & Myself Were at it Again

Like Netflix, Barnes and Noble is the Devil. Every time I go in there I come out with a book. However yesterday, I made the mistake of biting because they keep sending me 30% off coupons. I went under the guise of only buying ONE book – not that I need another book. I could probably open my own bookstore with the number of books I have. More unread than read.

Anyway, I went in with the intention of buying ONE book if I found something that struck me, but nooooo Barnes and Noble had to have Buy 2, Get 1 Free. I usually don’t, but this time they had three books I want to read. I picked them up walked around contemplating whether or not to buy them. I sat at the B&N Cafe with my Chai tea and contemplated some more. Then decided not to. I congratulate myself on my will power and head for the door.

Myself: “When will they have all three books you want to read with the Buy 2, Get 1 Free?”

Me: “They always have this type of sale.

Myself: “Yes, but they never have three that you want.”

Me: “True.”

Myself: “You should just go ahead and get them. It’s only going to be about $28 for three books. Less than $10 a book.”

I stop just about a step or two from the door, pause, turn round and head back to the Buy 2, Get 1 Free table. All the while I can feel Myself grinning. I pick them up again.

Me: “I don’t need them”

Myself: “Get them.”

We (Me & Myself) bandy back and forth. I put the books down and pick them up again.

Well, needless to say Myself won.

Man, I need to get better control over Myself.

I put together a tentative 2015 To Be Read List based on the books I could easily get to. The first three are from the Buy 2, Get 1 Free

  1. The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  2. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  4. The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood (Penguin First to Read)
  5. First Impressions by Charlie Lovett (Netgalley)
  6. Tumbling by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
  7. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
  8. The Inspector in Silence by Hakan Nesser
  9. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
  10. The Pact /My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  11. Sarah’s Key / A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
  12. God’ll Cut You Down by John Safran (Penguin First to Read)
  13. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  14. The Alchemist by PauloCoelho
  15. Dark Places / Sharp Objects /Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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