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 )
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
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.