I have $70 to spend at Barnes and Nobles thanks to winning a Gotham Writers Workshop drawing and a fabulous friend who knows I love books. I’ve been embarrassingly meticulous about how to spend this.
Here’s been my thought process: Do I want to spend it all at once and feel like I’m on a shopping spree? Or should I spread it out so I can keep going back to the bookstore? Should I buy hardcovers since I rarely splurge on those or should I buy paperbacks so that I can add more to my collection? Should I purchase books I wouldn’t normally buy rather than books I was planning on getting anyway? How should I prioritize my list? Should I allow some flex spending for titles that catch my eye at the store or should I come in knowing what I want so I don’t forget something I’ve been truly dying to read?
I should spend it all at once so I can look “baller.”
That is, perhaps, the first time the word “baller” has been used with regard to purchasing lots of books.
If I’m this excited for having $70 to spend at Barnes and Noble, I would probably keel over upon winning the lottery?
If I won the lottery I would certainly buy more than $70 worth of books.
A mixture of paperback and hardcover would probably maximize my gain in terms of happiness units. (I learned that term in my mediation class. It’s meaning is nebulous….I learned that word from Michael Scott…and also from my cloud unit in 5th grade science class.)
I should create a list of books I want prioritized in order of desire to own but should treat it much like I treat outlines–nice to know I have one, but not worried about it if I stray…This would have more more resonance with me if I actually ever had an outline…
Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
Savvy by Ingrid Law
Madapple by Christina Meldrum
Undone by Brooke Taylor
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Hate List by Jennifer Brown
Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Wondrous Strange by Leslie Livingston
Alas, as they say, mo’ money mo’ problems…