Mug Monday & Bookish Boredom

Hello, everyone!

Welcome to another wonderful Mug Monday.

Life´s been interesting, to say the least. Thanks to the new self-isolation law I´ve been forced to live the dream. What dream is that, you ask? Well, the one where I get to spend days in sweats, Adidas slippers, and a pink bathrobe. That´s the positive side of our lockdown. The negative side is too painful to mention ( e.g Homeschooling )

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Literally me Mo-Fr

I´m proud and blessed to say that I ( including everyone living in my house ) don´t have the virus. We´re living a strict self-isolated life with hand sanitizer and Lysol and…. books! Oh yes, baby… You read that one right. Books. Never have I been so glad to be a bookworm before.

One thing us book-loving people have going for us is- We don´t get bored easily. There´s always a book to read, right? Most ( if not all ) of us have mile-long TBR piles with unread treasures. Like in my Mug Monday feature….

 

 

A huge bonus during self-isolation is being able to read and to do other fun ( and not so fun ) bookish projects. Like the other week- I thought it would be a great idea to count my physical books. Now, I have books all over the house so finding them and putting them back on my bookshelves was a challenge itself.

By the end of the day, I counted 302 physical books ( not including the large see-through IKEA box filled with signed paperbacks and blog mentions in the basement. Those were gifts from authors ).

NOTE: Be patient. I´m getting to the point in a second.

And because I have time to spare I thought it would be a great idea to see how much money I´ve invested in books over the years. Why not see what I spent on books! Wouldn´t that be cool to know?!

 

Since book prices are all over the place I thought it would be best for my mental health to calculate with the minimum amount for each format.

20 Euros per Hardcover

10 Euros per paperback

 

 

 

My conclusion

Book counting wasn´t such a bad idea. Wanting to know what I spent was the worst idea I´ve had in a long time. Over 3000 Euros?!

 

And that´s not including e-books. A little more than 3000 smackers. I feel too shocked to congratulate myself for being such a dedicated physical book investor and I feel too shocked to cry. One thing´s for sure, though… I´m not going to tell the husbutt. Jesus Christ and his 12 buddies…. Over 3000 Euros?!?! I´m not ready for that discussion.

My only option now is to forget this ever happened and move on. Yeah, that sounds like a good plan.

 

What did we learn today? Books cost too much money. I could´ve gone on a nice vacation for that money. Maybe if I had saved that money I could be able to afford toilet paper and hand sanitizer on Ebay. I guess we´ll have to make due with the situation as it is.

 

That´s it for this week, my dear book-loving friends.

 

But before I go I´d like to know: How are you holding up during this dire time? What books are you reading? Let me know in the comments below. xx

 

Stay safe. Share the book love.

 

5 thoughts on “Mug Monday & Bookish Boredom

  1. I had a quick look at the price of books on my shelves after this one thing that did surprise me is the price here in the UK and how they haven’t really changed much. I’ve got books I had as a teenager (say I bought it in 2003 or 2004) that cost £7.99, which is roughly the price of a modern paperback too!

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    1. Oooh, that IS interesting. One would think prices would climb after 15 years ( or so ), especially for paperbacks. One thing I´ve noticed when I visited the UK was that they have more special deals for books than they do here ( or in the U.S. )

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  2. I love the idea of checking how much you’re spending on books – I might do that at the end of the summer, when the confinement is over, or maybe when I create my budget for the next few months (so I can know how much money I can spend on more books !).

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  3. So it’s been a couple weeks since you posted this but still very relevant to discuss self-isolation. I completely agree with you that we bookish folks are quite lucky. I can’t read quite as much as I want to because I’m working on my own book (which is cool anyways! ) but there was still this strange excitement being told to stay at home where I though ohhhhhh I can READ MORE! Lol. I wonder if there’s many people who started reading that didn’t much before!?

    I’m not sure I want to do the book count/price check thing, because I’ll be thinking like you that I could have put that aside for something really cool….oh but I do like getting new books… Regardless, cool idea and post, very interesting. We won’t tell hubbster. 😁

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