What's that? A Barnes and Noble bag with books inside?
Does this mean the Book Buying Moratorium has been lifted?
Want to know what I bought? This and this. That first one, The Solace of Leaving Early, is a perfect example of why I love to own a book. Because sometimes you love a book enough to want to re-read it, even if it's just a favorite-parts re-read. You can't do that with library books. You can't lend out a library book to a friend you know will love it. You can't write in a library book. You can't fold the corners over if you have misplaced your bookmark.
The year of not buying books has taught me that libraries are wonderful places. I've had a lot of fun going into bookstores and jotting down books that I want to read then checking them out from the library. But sometimes you need to have a book on your shelf so when friends come over and they say, "Have any good books to read?" you can place it in their hands instead of looking for a piece of paper to write down the name.