Okay, so this was my face at the thought of facing six months without buying any books:
I don't like to brag too much but this first week has gone... well, okay! I've been in a charity shop (dropping off my latest lot of read but unwanted books) and didn't buy anything. I've been in a Waterstones looking for a present for my mum and didn't buy anything. Most crucially, I attended Alt Fiction in Derby and, as I'm sure others can attest, I didn't buy anything. I even decided against going to the auction for fear of purchasing a book in a sneaky fashion. So, delightfully, I am on target so far.
Of course, in an ironic twist, my wonderful publishing contacts sent me 10 books for review. I would sigh, but I love receiving new shinies so much (details of the 10 will follow in my weekly Books I Adopted This Week post).
Altogether, though, my face at the end of the week is more like this:
I'm not going to do weekly posts to update you, that would be excessive, but I was rather proud of myself at this auspicious beginning! Cheerleading my efforts is, of course, obligatory!
Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb
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