Thursday, March 4, 2010
So why am I even bringing up this magnificantly great B movie from so long ago? Why title my blog-of-the-day after a song from 1946 (which officially constitutes "oldie" in my book)? Well...it came to the front part of my brain yesterday. You see, yesterday morning, I went to Amazon.com to buy a book. Notice what I said. Buy A Book. Singular. One. Not the plural form, which would be books. And I rarely shop on Amazon. I prefer Better World Books, with their carbon-free shipping and their good ethics. However, Amazon was the only place I could find a reasonable price on the the book I was looking for.
And there, beneath the only book I intented to buy that I had just added to my shopping cart, magic words appeared...
Yes, I was in a vulnerable state. I haven't bought anything off the internet in a while. I have been saving and saving and saving. I have no more debt. I am almost done with my current read (you'll hear all about it soon!). And I want to read...
DAMN YOU, SUGGESTIVE MARKETING! DAMN YOU TO HELL!
I bought. FOUR MORE BOOKS.
As I recovered from my indiscretions and pulled myself together from the pain of the number that's about to show up on my bank statement, I realized that I will actually enjoy all of these books and I will have plenty to share about once I get them. Okay, I have been good. I have been saving. And I'm spending my money on books. Not crap. BOOKS. Because I'm a dork like that. I can afford to splurge for the first time in my life and I'm not (also, for the first time in my life) buying crap. I felt better.
Upon awakening this morning, I had some emails from Amazon: “Your order has been shipped.” Five emails. Five orders have been shipped. No remorse now. I'm excited to jump in with both eyes and read, read, read!
So watch out, my fellow readers, I'm about to have a lot to write about. I love discussing books.
Thank you, suggestive marketing! Thank you for knowing what I might like to read!