I… bought two new books. My friend, who was opposite me, wondered if I was rushing some work or you know, something serious. She was curious, because I was like a busy bee, fingers pounding here and there on my computer.
What I was really doing – Chatting with a bookseller, trying to secure the books, pay online, send the payment receipt, my new shipping address…
I was expecting her to roll her eyes, as I have hundres of unread books, piling up in my Kindle and around my apartment. But she didn’t. She said, “as long as you’re not buying ten books a month, you’re okay.” What a friend!
I bought these books, can’t wait to receive them:
Shell-shocked – On the ground under Israel’s Gaza assault by Mohammed Omer
What it means to be Palestinian – Stories of a Palestinian childhood by Dina Matar
That’s all. Excited would be an understatement. Anxious and impatient, yes.
Guilty. The 15% credit means something, but not everything because it expires in 30 days. My love-hate relationship with Amazon, not just books, is really fucked-up. I’m gonna have to dig up another book from my wish list to make it worthwhile. And they are really good with this whole ebook credit thing over the past year. Well done, Bezos…
And so it was a great excuse to buy two books I’ve been shamelessly putting off, hoping it’ll go on sale some year down the decade. Here’s my loot (adding to my dangerously growing unread-but-purchased pile):