Friday, July 31, 2009

Spending Suspension Update

Way back in May, I decided to suspend my spending for three months. As I approach the end of the three month hiatus, I realized I should give you an update on how well I've done.

I have spent nothing! Yeah!

Well, sort of. You see, my wife bought a book for me. And while she technically paid for it, we share bank accounts so it was just as much my money as it was hers. What did I buy? The next George R. R. Martin book of course, A Storm of Swords (I'm already reading A Clash of Kings).

And how much did we spend on it? Two dollars, maybe three. Very cheaply acquired at a used book store while on vacation. Mind you, I was tempted to buy other books during this eternally long three month period. Some I actually picked up and made it half-way to the register. But I think I did pretty good.

Because of my stellar behavior during this time, I figured I would reward myself with another spending hiatus. I'm not sure when it will start or how long it will be but I'd like to continue the thought process behind the original idea: spend less to read more of the queue.

So stay tuned for more details and I'll let you know when I buy another book.


John Zeleznik said...

Ooo...ASOS, perhaps the finest example of gritty epic fantasy in the history of the genre!

TK42ONE said...

Hey now, no teasing. I have enough to read as it is!