Monday, February 02, 2009

Books

I did a bit over a thousand words this morning. I must continue to write then blog because I produce more wip words that way.

In celebration of my words, I decided to go off to Dasa Books to see if I could find some copies of Mary Wesley books… (Husband has requested that I do not buy any more books until I have made a significant dent on the TBR pile, but secondhand books, surely, do not count? I really don’t think they can count because there is a secondhand book sale coming up at the Siam Society on the 14th …)

Anyway, Dasa Books, with the warm chocolate brownie that I resisted, had only one copy of a Mary Wesley book and it was in a Scandinavian language. I forget which. On my way out I found a Christina Koning, called ‘Fabulous Time’ in the sale bin. I often buy a book after reading her review of it in the Times so I took that instead.

A new tack: I will phone home and ask them to send me their copies of Mary Wesley books.

7 comments:

HelenMHunt said...

I can confirm that secondhand books do not count in the tbr pile. Nor do books on special offer (three for two, for example), books from clearance book stores, OR books that you really, really want. Hope that helps in future discussions with hubby.

JJ said...

Helen, you are my most favourite person. Thank you. I will make sure Husband is informed of those clauses.

Still chuckling...

KAREN said...

Second hand books definitely don't count, especially when you hide them in the wardrobe...

Debs said...

I love that secondhand books etc don't count, yay. Brilliant news.

Lane said...

I think the equation is something like 10 second hand books = 1 new book - so no, they don't count.

Great word count!

marmiteandtea said...

Definitely don't count, nor do books in sales, which thankfully is most books on Amazon :)

Congrats in the word count.

sheepish said...

Oh if only I could get hold of second hand books. One of the things I really miss here is being able to browse in bookshops, old or new!!! And I object to paying high postage for books from England which makes it quite tricky for me. Have to rely on trips back and friends with big suitcases!!!!!
Glad to hear about your word count I'd better get cracking.