How I failed and plan to get back on track

Last Friday was the day I finally failed… I was on book buying ban from the beginning of the year and I thought the lovely Easter gifts I got will keep me on the straight and narrow, but I finally yielded to the temptation.

I mentioned in few posts before that surprisingly I read a lot of non-fiction this year, the pattern continues, I got only non-fiction books. I read great reviews of The Optician from Lampedusa and I had my eye on it for a while, also this edition is pure physical pleasure to hold. It probably won’t be the uplifting read I need, but something I really look forward nonetheless. Into Thin Air again has been on my list for a while, I really liked Into the Wild (the book, the movie was stupid, book is way more nuanced) and I have a lot of respect for Krakauer’s gift as a writer and as a storyteller. The Art of Travel is more accidental buy, it simply was next to Into Thin Air and I do like travelling and the blurb sounded interesting and I was breaking the ban anyway 😀

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That said I plan on continuing with the ban and treating this as a one off slip. I read 28-30 books this year, got 4 for Easter and now bought 3, so my TBR still shrank, it’s probably somewhere around 370-380 now. It’s progress, right?

What tempted you recently?

Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska @ vkphotospace

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5 thoughts on “How I failed and plan to get back on track

  1. That’s excellent progress and three very worthwhile books, too. I bought some easy reads for a difficult time recently then as my husband said didn’t really get the value as I got through three two-book sets in 2 days!!

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