Thursday, August 27, 2009

books books books

I am exhausted - but a happy exhausted, because the first couple boxes of my books arrived!

:) :) :) :)

It's going to take quite awhile to get my entire collection over here from Jersey. Books, in case you were unaware, are heavy. And I own lots of them. My mother asked me which of my books she should send to me first, since it just isn't possible to send them all at once. I felt like she was asking me to pick my favorite children or something. I love my books, and I've missed them all! Even when I'm not reading them, it's just a comforting feeling to be surrounded by them.

In the end, I chose the Guilty Pleasures and the Crying Books. You know Guilty Pleasure books - they're the ones that aren't really all that great, but you just love them anyway even if you don't know one single other person who does. And yes, I do also have specific Crying Books. They're the ones with scenes that are sure to get me tearing up when I need a safe emotional outlet. I feel it's important to have stuff like that lying around so that my inevitable emotional buildup doesn't end up spilling out into the lives of everyone around me. You have to be careful with Crying Books, though - if you use the same ones too often, you get desensitized.

Well, then. Being exhausted as I am, I believe I will go and rest, and possibly read a bit about Herald-Mage Vanyel. (That one would be a Guilty Pleasure.) :)


meagan said...

Speaking of books, I have "The Name of the Wind" in an envelope almost ready to go!! If I don't tell you it's sent in like two weeks, beat down my virtual door.

(By the way, bought my own copy. Already have lent it out, haha.)

Ruthann said...

Haha, no worries... I still have a bookmark stuck somewhere very, very early in Un Lun Dun. I should get back to that so I can return it to you. :)

Amanda said...

#1 on my list of Guilty Pleasures is The Bridges of Madison County. Don't tell anyone.

Are you sending them by the special book post rate? I can't remember what it's actually called, but that's how I got all my books to Canada. It takes flippin forever, but it did save me a lot of money.