Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Moment of Weakness

Remember that update I made like, just one week ago about how restricting my library access was going so well and maybe I'll just continue it through March, and how I've barely even thought about it?

Yeah, no.

I caved.

In my defense, I had to go to the library. I needed to print concert tickets on Thursday evening, and my printer is out of ink, and the library is so close and cheap. After I had my concert tickets printed and in my hand (I saw Neutral Milk Hotel last, so, so amazing), I could have just walked straight past the stacks and out the door. But, after forcing myself to not eat a single bite of doughnut at work that day, my willpower was quivering, so I figured I could walk by the Young Adult section for old times sake.

Everything was going fine and dandy until I got to the tiny little shelf that holds the new releases, and there, on a tiny little pedestal were two books that I have been really just DYING to read. Two books that I have actually looked into buying for my Kindle so I could read them as soon as possible. Two books that I have heard nothing but great things about.

And I had to have them.
Their covers were so shiny and beautiful. They were practically begging for me to grab them. When I first heard about the premise of Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, it immediately piqued my interest. The world is going through a drinking water shortage, and a girl's family has a pond in their backyard that they fight night and day to protect and conserve for their own. Besides having a gorgeous cover, This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is about something that I can particularly relate to: being saved by music.

We can blame Neutral Milk Hotel on this one. If I didn't have to print tickets for their show, I would have held strong until March ;) But I think this was totally worth breaking my library ban for!


  1. I think it is totally okay for you to get library books! Why pay when you can get them for free? :)

    1. so true! i was just hoping to read a few more of the books that i own before getting back into the library. maybe now, though, i will be able to pace myself and read more of my shelves with a library book here and there :)