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Comments for Browsing without Buying
Browsing without Buying: 03/10/07
Today we drove to Pleasanton to visit The Bookstore, the place I bought The Golden Fury. This time though the only person to get a "new" book was Sean who got another introduction to geology (as he's studying it in preschool right now). This is the second bookstore I've been in where I have enjoyed looking at all the books but haven't wanted to purchase anything. Even at my latest rounds of releasing books at the Starbucks in Dublin, I haven't picked up any "new" books for myself from the shelf.
I credit the Book Traffic Control database. Although I'm only about 1/4 through with the data entry phase, it has already opened my eyes to what books I have and at what rate I'm taking them versus getting them read and passed on to other readers. I was able today to look around and think happily of all the great books at home I still want to read.
Also by giving myself permission to purchase a new book or two a month with the caveat that I read them right after purchasing them has made me a more discrimating buyer. Rather than buying cheap used books instead of feeling guilty for buying one new book at the same price of a stack of used books that I may or may not enjoy, I am now able to look forward to getting the book I actualy want.