Monday, September 21, 2009

Why the University Book Shop is Evil...

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...because it tempts me so...

...with its otherworldly, picture perfect, just smell those books and breathe atmosphere...

...with its staff who entice me with 'ooh look Vanda, have you read this? or have you seen that? and we know you just neeeeeeed this'...

...with its cruelly situated right in the front where you have to trip over it must have New Zealand New Releases table...

...with its tidbits of stationery, and Moleskine Notebooks and perfect to write with pens...

...and worst of all, yes folks, worst of all, with its upstairs continuous book sale...

...They had buy two books get the third book free up there...

...I am weak...

...I indulged...

...in multiples of three...

...three...

...six...

...nine...

...twelve...

...fifteen...

...eighteen...

...Oh dear...

6 comments:

Bookman Beattie said...

I feel the same about UBS Canterbury. But then Vanda they are two of the best booksops in the South Is if not the whole country so it is not surprising we are so tempted.

Dorte H said...

I think I should let my husband read some of ´my´ blogs - then perhaps he could see how sensible and economical his wife is ;)

Anonymous said...

The mind is strong but the flesh is weak!! I feel the same way about Waterstones over here!!

Jason
London

David said...

18 books?

18?

In a word, wow.

PC said...

Lol. It's a wonderful bookshop. And remember they give you a discount too!

Vanda Symon said...

I should add that because of the specials and the freebies, the whole tally wasn't actually that much. But feel free to hold me up as a bad example of impulse buying and lack of self-control.