Sundays in Bed with… Ridiculousness!

February 17, 2013 In Bed With... 19

PhotobucketSunday’s in Bed is hosted by Kate at Midnight Book Girl to share with everyone what you’re reading in bed Sunday morning before getting to the days activities.

Today I’m reading… nothing because I am ridiculously busy

I am completely ridiculous. So far in February I’ve read one book and one novella totaling 277 pages. I’m currently working a full time job and a part time job and I’m taking a certification course that has the work of 2 graduate classes. I have little time as it is and to top it off I’ve had a cold this whole week which has now turned into a ridiculous cough. I’d rather have a cough then a cold but I’d prefer neither.

Despite all this I totally blew my February book buying plan out the window and I did it miraculously by day 11.

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Yes, that’s five (5!) books that I didn’t plan on buying and only one of those did I make a conscious decision before making the purchase.The rest were impulse buys at a signing (and one “accidental” click on Amazon).

Note about Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?: (I kind of assume that my readers are female, so sorry if this makes any male readers uncomfortable) A couple months ago I bought a couple boxes of tampons when they were on sale. When I went to get a new box and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was in the bag with the tampons. I have no recollection of buying it.

Excluding Venom (because I’ve already read it) I have purchased 3183 pages. If I read at my current pace of 18 pages a day it will take me 5 months to read the books I’ve just purchased. Good thing I’ll have some free time in June!

So why am I purchasing more books when I clearly have enough to read already? It’s because I’m ridiculous!

I knew that these next few months were going to be tough and Kate (Midnight Book Girl) and I made a deal one day to wait before purchasing a book and maybe call the other person so that we can be talked down from making the purchase. *snorts* I don’t know what planet Kate and I were on when we had that conversation, but it sure wasn’t earth!

Why am I sharing this with you, my readers?

Because I know you’ll understand.

And I know you won’t judge me.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday!


19 Responses to “Sundays in Bed with… Ridiculousness!”

  1. Jessie Marie

    It’s totally wrong of me to say but my inner self is applauding you for breaking the buying ban. Why? Cause it makes me feel better about my own issues there. I spent wayyyyy too much money on books already this month and without justified reason. I made a deal with myself in October – one new release per month, one older release. I think I’ve bought five new releases so far. Every time I drive by a bookstore, I can FEEL my credit card trying to wiggle it’s way over there. And I have NO time to read them all. It’s absurd.

    But… I’d rather be surrounded by books I have no time to read than the alternative. : )

  2. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    Oh my God, I know! I seriously still find myself looking at books in the grocery store, and I did buy ANOTHER book, but it was just a second copy of Witch World to mail off to Pike on Monday (one for me, and one for the winner of my Pike challenge). I really rocked last month, but so far this month has seemed so slow with the reading, but I’m hoping to pick up the pace.

    I believe we were on planet Booksareairia. The oxygen levels there are known to be a bit dodgy, so let’s blame that.

  3. Alexia561

    Would never judge, especially since I’m in the same boat. I haven’t gotten much reading done this month, but life has a way of messing with our reading schedules so don’t sweat it too much! And like Jessie, I’d rather be surrounded by unread books than have nothing around me. Books are comforting, even if you don’t have time to read! You have a crazy schedule, but think of all the awesome reading you have waiting for you when things calm down a little!

  4. Jenny

    Oh no judgment here. If I did the math I’d probably realize I’ll never manage to read all the books I’ve purchased. That thought scares me so bad I won’t even think it anymore. ;-)

  5. Bittner

    You are so funny I love it! I think I have a couple of books I’ve downloaded that I don’t remember how they got there. No judgement here!

  6. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I’m totally there with you. I now have 140 books on my shelves or on my Kindle that I have not yet read. Ridiculous! I read a total of 53 books last year! So if I went at that pace, it would take me more than 2 years to read all those books that I have, if I didn’t buy any more! But luckily I’m going along at a much faster pace this year and I hope to read lots of the books I already own. But yeah, we’re addicts and we really can’t be stopped! ;)

  7. fakesteph

    Story. Of. My. Life. Sometimes I just look at my shelves and go… why? And then I say MY PRECIOUSES. :) Also.. I am PSYCHED you bought Shadowlands, because I was about to break my book budget for it and now I can borrow it. Text me next time, because I have Black City and Pivot Point and would have given them to you!