Sunday, February 2, 2014

No Willpower

I went into a bookstore the other day with the sole purpose of taking the little girl to the bathroom. Well, I guess you know how this ends. 
Could you walk into a bookstore and not browse the stacks?
First, the children's area. E loves her books, too. Bet you aren't surprised about that either. We read a few books and picked one to take home. There may have also been a little crying over a green monster puppet that she really wanted to take home. She gave him a hug and waved goodbye as we walked away. So darn cute. I almost took it home with us, but I do have some willpower.

On the way to the checkout there was a nice display of YA books. One book was calling my name. I have been wanting to read it for awhile but have been trying to (unsuccessfully) diminish my TBR pile. Well, this day, I gave in. Both the little girl and I walked out with a book. 
Next time we use the bathroom at the Starbucks.

Here is what we got:
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell for me,

and a Cat in the Hat book for the little girl.
Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Happy Reading!

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  1. You have got some interesting books. Hope you like those.

    Here is my post.

  2. I certainly can't walk past a bookshop! You were remarkably restrained :)

  3. I feel your pain! I have quit going to bookstores altogether because I can't walk away without books in my hands!

    I've heard wonderful things about Rainbow Rowell. Her books are on my list too!

  4. I have a hard time passing up books in a bookstore...and also have difficulty staying off of Amazon! LOL

    I got Fangirl last week, by Rainbow Rowell. Enjoy your books! Here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  5. I hear you about not having will power in a bookstore.

  6. Too funny! I think those books were just looking for a good home.

  7. I can't leave a bookstore empty handed either! Eleanor and Park has been getting great reviews, and you can't go wrong with The Cat in the Hat! I hope you both enjoy your books.

  8. Hi Mari,

    I too have given up visiting bookshops, as I just can't resist the temptation once I am in there and leaving without anything is sheer torture!

    As many of the bookshops here in the UK don't have restroom facilities, that is never going to be an excuse I am likely to use for going in!

    'Eleanor and Park' has received so many great reviews and ratings (over 11,000 on Goodreads alone), that I can see why you want to read it and it seems pretty certain that you won't fail to enjoy the story.

    Have a great week,


  9. I totally can't walk into a bookstore without looking around and buying at least one book (I usually end up with two or three).

    I hope you enjoy Eleanor and Park.

  10. GREAT story. ENJOY your books.


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  11. Eleanor & Park is a favorite of mine. Hope you love it!

  12. I think I'll be reading Eleanor & Park. Such great reviews. I also have Attachments on my shelf (same author). Enjoy!

  13. Bookstores are the ultimate temptation. :-) Enjoy your week!

  14. Loved Eleanor & Park - well worth giving in to temptation! Look at it this way, you probably didn't spend any more than you will if you go into Starbucks and those tasty beverages are calling you.

  15. Sounds like some good quality time together...even if it was only meant to be a bathroom break. :) Happy reading!


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