(Yes, it definitely feels weird to be typing again when I've been gone for like, the whole of 2015)
But in all honesty, please believe me when I say that I am truly sorry and quite disappointed at myself for letting this blog collect dust for so many months. I still spot some stray leaves being blown by some phantom wind over there in the corner.
(Seriously, Kat...that title? Yeah, Piles of Books rhymes really well. Smooth move.)
Happiness at having procured two of my favourite titles -finally!- is coursing through me at such high voltages right now. Frankly, I'm scared that I might burst out through the roof at any moment. Writing this update is the only thing keeping me rooted right now.
BUT I HAVE HARRY FREAKING POTTER IN PICTURE FORM PLUS WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WINTER AND I COULDN'T CARE LESS. (Future Kat would have a hard time trying to find gifts that would be more appealing than this year's. I can almost sense her dread.)
Having successfully managed to calm myself down by a notch (I only had to place the books next to the laptop while I typed, which is becoming quite a distraction), now would be perfect to tell you about my fabulous trip to the bookstore on Christmas Eve, yes? *coughs* In all honesty, Kat just wants to be done with this blog post so she can snuggle down with Harry Potter...but she also wants to show off the kickass books she got for herself. What a hypocrite. *coughs* Because half of me is done with being patient and because the other half is plain scared some other devilish person might get to the book before I did, three days ago I went ahead and phoned my local bookstore to reserve a copy of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter so I could pick it up today. Sometimes, not having a driver's license may prove to be a pain in the ass. (One more year, Kat. One more year, and you'll be able to be your own personal chauffeur.)
But I digress. First thing I did when I reached the bookstore today was ensuring they still had the book reserved -in quite an ungraceful manner, I repeated the title of the book when they were asking for my name, but can you blame me?- and of course, paying for the book. Believe me, I have never been as willing to hand over cash in all my years of buying books. (Finally, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is mine!) That was such a glorious moment.
I noticed Winter as I was doing a double scan of the bookshelves -as we all do- and just had to get it, too. Man, I was on quite a roll this afternoon (the Harry Potter book, when converted to my country's currency, was not cheap, guys) seeing as I've placed an unofficial book-buying ban on myself. But it's Christmas! And everyone's allowed to get a little tipsy -even over books- at Christmas.
So that was my eventful afternoon on Christmas Eve. I'll be curling up with Harry Potter and Winter on Christmas, probs. Oh, and visiting some relatives. We'll see how fun that turns out to be compared to how it sounds.
Have a very Merry Christmas you wonderful people!
Kat is a voracious reader who enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good book. Fantasy is definitely her cup of tea. She often complains about never having enough time to read and constantly struggles with keeping her TBR pile a considerably decent size. Read more or keep up with her bookish whims on Goodreads or bloglovin.
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