"Human nature so weak"

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
~Henry Ward Beecher 

I'll admit I like to shop but I don't consider myself an obsessive shopper.  I rarely buy new clothes, purses, or accessories for myself and shoe shopping to me is almost always a utilitarian event.  However, one place I can rarely go without spending a dime is a bookstore.  It could be that I consistently go through my days with a mile long TBR list, thus purchasing a book can almost be seen as accomplishing something, but more often than not it's just plain old bibliophilia in action.  I'm guessing I'm not alone on this - anyone else go drool crazy when a coupon from your favorite bookstore pops up in your email inbox?

5 Response to ""Human nature so weak""

  1. Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) says:
    December 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    I just take out a piece of paper and make a hold list for the library! ;)

  2. Asenath says:
    December 12, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    I am the exact same way!

  3. carolsnotebook says:
    December 13, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Actually, I'm not as bad in bookstores as I used to be. My TBR stack is so huge and growing all the time, that I tend to feel guilty when I buy a new one.

  4. Margaret Duarte says:
    December 13, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    I have so many books that I had to put a bunch in storage (can't seem to part with them) and yet I buy more. I love bookstores. I love to page through books. I love the smell and feel of them. I shiver when I think of downloading a book onto a Kindle, though I see the practicality of it. I'm glad I'm not alone. And I'm glad there are still people like us around, because if all goes well, I hope to have a book out in the near future and I'd love readers to appreciate the look and feel of it as they read.

  5. Casey (The Bookish Type) says:
    December 19, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    Hahahaha sooo true! My friends don't let me go in bookstores lol

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