Okay I was in Barnes and Noble yesterday and, as happens anytime I’m in a bookstore, I had to seriously fight off the desire to buy a whole lot more than what I went in there for (I was looking for Percy Jackson books 3 and 4).
Its always been like that. Curiosity has always been one of my biggest faults and unlike performing acts like pressing “that button” or “trying ____” reading it in a book is relatively safe. So you see reading something allows me to answer questions without much fear of ill side effects. That’s why I literally own more books than I will probably ever read.
Another example. A few months ago my local Boy Scout troop did a used book sale. I decided this would be a good chance to get rid of some of the books that were piling up in my possession. (I chose to donate my copies Harry Potter books 1-4. I had them in hard cover and had been totally unable to find books 5-7 with matching variant covers. Yes I am that picky about my books that if its a series I must have the entire set in matching covers or I won’t get them all.) Well I was busy all week long and ended up not being able to donate the books until the day of the sale. Tell me why I took 4 books in to donate and ended up buying 7 books at the sale. Fail.
So I ask you. Is there one particular item that you have to fight off the urge to buy? Shoes? Coats? Games?