Does anyone else wake up in the morning and see "Your Order From Amazon" in your inbox, and wonder what your thinking was the previous night.... did you really need THREE new books...? I'm such a sucker for their sophistocated software!! The power of the suggestion "You might like this TOO" is way too much for me. I just have to click "Add to Cart".
When I feel like a bit of retail therapy - I mean "need to research something" - I venture to browse my wishlist to see if there may be a used or second-hand copy of something useful at a bargain price. It inevitably leads to an hour or so's browsing, a big dent in my credit card, the purchase of a few new books that I hadn't planned on buying and another six books in my Wishlist..
Leah was being squeezed out of the office by the expanding "resource library", so I made a trip to Ikea (oh dear... the homewares version of Amazon!) and got a bookshelf for the studio. The bottom shelf has kids books in it - middle shelf is sewing magazines (and a few kids books) and the top shelf is ... ummmm two thirds of my craft book collection. A third of them wouldn't fit and are still on the office shelf... and there are (oh this is getting embarrassing...) thirteen books on the way. Oops.