Friday, May 26, 2006

Confessions of a bad reader

So recently I joined the free Borders Rewards program, and, as my welcome gift, I received a 30% off coupon. So I make the journey to Borders, with the rugrats, and commence picking out my 30% off purchase. I pick up a book and put it down. Pick up a book and give it to my one year old to hold (She loves to look through my paperbacks). That's a maybe. Pick up another, put it down. Pick up another, another maybe. And so on and so forth. I must admit I'm a bad reader.

A cheap reader. A reader on a budget, yes, but an evil reader who screws over authors by not buying their books at full price from the proper outlets, but who instead combs used bookstores, the library and discount outlets like Target and BJ's in order to save a buck. Apparently, due to such practices, author sales figures are skewed and they don't make as much money as they should. I have even (gasp!) bought a book or two before its actual publishing date, another bad, apparently. Oh well.

The following is a list of books I'd like to read, but am unwilling to shell out the money for:

I want this for the Kelley Armstrong and Kim Harrison, but don't really like Lori Handeland or Lynsey Sands.

I'll admit, I wasn't familiar with her before the AAR brouhaha, but the Gothic-ness intrigues me. I love gothics.

The heroine's name is Passion? With all the talk of wallpaper historicals...

The first one was ok, ok enough for me to want to read this one, but spend $$???

You won't screw me again, MJD!

I've got some ILL-ing to do. Oh, and the book I finally bought? Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast. Heh, in light of all the dust-ups going on everywhere. I admit, she was a bit obnoxious at Smart Bitches, but I like her books. This one's shaping up to be really good, too.


Kristie (J) said...

Both Veil of Night and Passion were very good. And if I hadn't already read anything by Joyce, after the *ahem* dust-up at AAR I would give her a try anyway. And Passion - well I think just about everyone has read (and most really liked) that one.