Every now and then I make a promise to myself. "I will not purchase another book until I have read the ones stacked a mile high on my night stand." Silly silly me. Why I choose to lie to myself is beyond me. Really.
But to justify... sometimes the books I get end up being lame. I hate to admit it but there are crappy writers out there. However, that in itself is encouraging. See, if a crappy writer can get something published and then even get that crappy book sold (confession from a crappy books purchaser) then maybe there's hope for me! :-) I'm not saying I'm a crappy writer. Actually, I think I'm pretty decent (when I'm not rambling late at night). I'd like to think I might get something published one day. But now that I think of it, I honestly have no idea what kind of book I'd write. More accuratly, I have too any ideas what kind of book I'd write. I've got more than a few ideas flitting around in my head.
ANYWAY!!! Back to justifying... if I only bought and then read one book at a time, where would I be right now when I've realized that the book I just put down is crappy? I can't even get through the first chapter. Therefore, in order to prevent downtime, I must purchase books whenever I see an inexpensive opportunity. As a back up plan! :-)
Now, how do I justify all the shoes... ?