Some people bite their nails or eat too much dessert. I don't have a problem staying away from my nails and I certainly don't eat too much dessert (the streak is now at approximately 6 years), but I do have a habit of buying books. I guess it's not the worst habit to have, but it can be a little pricey....to the tune of over $250 last year (I just did my taxes yesterday and actually saved receipts this time!). I guess that I can begin to justify my purchases knowing that I benefit from my purchases both personally and professionally, and my students certainly benefit from all of my purchases (I do take requests....and purchase most books with a particular student in mind). It's dangerous having a very large bookstore less than five minutes from my current location, but I have found some good websites to help save some money and save some books from finding their way to the landfill. Now, since I just finished Peace, Locomotion (loved it), I just have to be patient for my thirty books that should be in the mail by now!
Currently loving Jacqueline Woodson and looking forward to