Second, I just caved. Caved caved caved. I haven't bought a brand new sparkly book in ages. You'll generally find me, as of late, in places that don't require money. In other words, online mooching from BookMooch. I used to be a big believer in Half-Price Books, but sadly there are none here in NC, and even half-price books come at a price (it's built into the title, see).
However, today I remembered a wonderful, wonderful thing. I had some money left on an Amazon gift card, and I've been fiddling about wondering what to spend it on for ages. Welp, today I finally decided!
The Secret Lives of People in Love, by Simon Van Booy (former Estella's Revenge review and an upcoming interview) and Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Maria Pessl (all the rage in the bookish circles). I've been lusting over these two for some time now, and I actually had The Secret Lives of People in Love in my Amazon cart for over a week. Thank goodness I remembered the gift credit or it might still be sitting there wishing I'd order it!
I think the beast is calm for now. But I still need to hit up Bath and Body Works' $5.00 signature series sale. I can get my Japanese Cherry Blossom fix!!!