And the only prescription is…MORE COWBELL!
OK, so that reference wasn’t completely accurate. Christopher Walken had a fever, but whatevs.
In all seriousness though, I do have a problem and I believe I can blame part of it on extreme Half-Price Books withdrawal: every time I see a cheap book that I know to be good/famous/worth reading, I have to buy it. It’s terrible, really. I will slink into Borders at random hours of the day, rustle through the clearance bins like some kind of junkie, and—sometimes—experience an exhilarating high when I find a $2 treasure. A score by any other name wouldn’t feel so great.
Despite the fact that I still have a stack of books 10 deep from my HPB days, and a fall reading list that I recently cut woefully short, I’ve purchased three new books since moving to Michigan. Three books, during two unexpected shopping trips. The bad part is that I can’t wait to read them, meaning this addiction will likely carry on for many years.
So what’s new in the TBR pile? Well, let me show you.