Okay, so I'm sure that many of you can relate to this story. I have A LOT of books around my house. I would guess that 97% of them I have not yet read. And despite my yearly promise to myself that I will not buy another book until I have tackled the hundreds that are already crammed in every small space in my house, I cave in probably within two weeks of making said promise. When I bought my Kindle I thought, "HA! Now I won't have to have book buying guilt as I won't have to add any physical books to my shelf!"
So, now do I not only have still hundreds of books unread that we are tripping over, used to stop a table from rocking, whatever... you get my meaning, I also have probably about twenty samples and maybe half a dozen books waiting on my Kindle, and some I started and will never finish.
Book buying diet... FAIL.
Not to mention cookbooks, I have a THING for them. They also line shelves inside my kitchen, not in the hundreds but lets say there's more than two and less than thirty. (cough)
And while I was snooping around on the interwebs, always dangerous, I realized I had not stopped over at Pioneer Woman's abode in quite a few months, so I grabbed my Bailey's tainted coffee and knocked on her "www."
SHE HAS A NEW COOKBOOK OUT!
So there I was at Chapters this morning with my 5 year old in tow with every intention of just looking at it. I picked it up and it was gorgeous in all its pioneer woman glory. I took my daughter to the kids section so I could really give it the 'ol once over, and I looked once and it was over. It literally took me about three seconds of flipping to know I wanted it, nay... MUST HAVE IT. And then I looked up and saw a lovely display of YA novels just staring at me. One may have been winking, but I'm not exactly sure.
Next thing I know a copy of Divergent AND the new Pioneer Woman Cookbook had somehow magically ended up in my hands and I was handing them to the cashier with a gamblers glee at the blackjack table.
Here I sit on my living room couch like a dieter who just went on a binge. Even though it is just two books (I've done worse... much MUCH worse) I still feel like my house will actually be made of books someday, you know furniture, fridge, the whole thing.
Anyway, this is why I get very good at hiding Chapter's receipts like they are evidence of a crack habit from my husband.
Just like he hides receipts for his motorcycle doo-dads. Right? RIGHT?!!
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