I actually have been quite good spending-wise this year so far. Not on purpose – I just haven’t had any spare time ;-)
However, I’ve pretty much blown my book budget with this week’s purchases.
First up, thanks to Nath, Ames, and Monroe at Breezing Through, who held a giveaway to celebrate their 4th blogiversary, I had a $20 Kobo gift certificate (and a promise to do a buddy review, which I haven’t forgotten!).
I chose “Five Flavors of Dumb” by Antony John – which, rather appropriately, I first saw at Nath’s blog and sounded really interesting. It’s a YA contemporary – Piper rashly promises to get her school’s newest rock band Dumb a paying gig within a month in return for becoming their manager. Never mind the fact that Dumb is actually the most dysfunctional group ever or that Piper doesn’t really know anything about music, and oh, she’s deaf.
And then because that wasn’t enough…
I mentioned several SFR books I sort of wanted some time back. I caved and bought Sara Creasy‘s “Song of Scarabaeus”, because everyone seems to really really love it. And since everyone also had nice things to say about Gini Koch‘s “Touched by an Alien”, I thought why not.
Stop liking books so much, everyone.