So remember how I said that no new books would be allowed to enter my home? I may, just may, have broken the hubby’s cardinal rule of buying a new book only after reading one I already own.
In my defense Magrudy’s, a popular UAE bookstore, is having their annual warehouse sale. This means that books are priced as low as 10 Dirhams (under 3 US Dollars) – a phenomenon practically unheard of in these parts. Can you blame me for getting a wee bit out of hand?
Now before you take the hubby’s side and wag any judgmental fingers at me, let me tell you I had perfectly logical reasons for (most of) these purchases.
To start with, the prices were good enough to send me skipping gleefully through the store, clutching books to my chest and lovingly whispering “Mine! Mine! Mine!”.
I bought a couple because they were written by a Pulitzer Prize winning author.
I bought one because the author’s writing was good enough to be made into an acclaimed movie.
I bought one because it was written by an Indian author. And it is my solemn duty to support my fellow countrymen.
And this next one because what is a book haul without at least one non-fiction book?
I bought one because the book haul seemed unbalanced without a classic in the mix. And besides those black Penguin covers look so good on a bookshelf!
And this one came home with me just because… Look! How haunting! I totally judge books by their covers. No shame.
And just for good measure I tossed in a couple of children’s books as well.
As you can see, I really did not have much choice in the matter. It was a Do or Live-With-Regret-Forever kind of situation.
So have you read any of these books? What was your largest haul ever (doesn’t have to be a book haul) and did you go on a guilt trip after?
P.S. I was told by the Magrudy’s staff that the sale will continue as long as stocks last. So you should probably pay them a visit soon. But be warned, leave any reluctant hubbies behind!