Sometimes I let the djinn out of the bottle.
After writing about The Transitive Vampire, I discovered how many other grammar-related books Karen Elizabeth Gordon had written. You must have these!
So I went online to abebooks.com. Two hardcover copies for almost nothing, and the shipping would be less for each additional book purchased! Oh happy day! Frolicking and dancing begin!
Then I found a Martha Grimes nonfiction book about her battle with alcoholism, co-written with her son. A bargain at $4.00 including shipping – I put it in the cart. Then there were a couple of Laurie R. King’s mysteries that I needed. Then two collections by Le Guin. More! the djinn roared.
An Alistair Reynold’s Doctor Who book? I didn’t know that was even possible! The little number over the cart icon clicked higher.
Finally, the djinn rested, satiated. He took a nap on some other books that are waiting to be shelved.
Image from Pixcove.com.