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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hyperventilating, but self-inflicted...

As most of you know, I am Australian and I am currently travelling around the United States for a few months. In Australia, we don't get a lot of books until a couple of months after they are released in the US.

Such is my addiction to books, I have been walking into every Borders or Barnes and Nobel, even little independent bookshops like Booksmith in San Francisco (my current adopted city) to have a look at all the books that are over here. I want to buy every book I see, and I keep seeing all the books that I have read reviews of in everyone's blogs and then I realise that I can't buy any at the moment because my luggage is already way to heavy. Then I start hyperventilating because I really want them and I freak out that by the time I will be able to buy them, I wont be able to find them.

So, I have a really long list and the bookshops in Boston, one of my final stops, are going to love me so much.


  1. i know the feeling. well, kind of - seeing as i've never been roaming around america... but i am notorious for having to go in every book shop i see :)

    i hope you manage to smuggle in some good stuff - also - hope the conversion rate is fab!

  2. Ha ha I love this post. A few years ago I lived in Japan for 13 months, and at the end of it paid a fortune in shipping to send home all the books I'd bought, I just couldn't let them go :-)

  3. Love the look of Booksmith. Am jealous you're already reading Matched. I want to read it too.

  4. So it's not just me :P I knew you'd be the same! Such love xoxo

  5. yay i get to go book shopping with you! :) xx


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