No money. No shelf-space for more books. No time to read 'em.
And yet, yes, there I was at the Pay Less book sale yesterday with Saras and Mercy. And as always, it was fun and we all ended up with some cheaply purchased treasures.
My best buy was Journal of Katherine Mansfield. I love Mansfield's stories, visited her house in Wellington some years ago and wanted to buy a copy of her journal then - but didn't have enough money on me. This book was waiting for me!
I also got a big fat book on the psychology of dreams: Our Dreaming Mind by Robert L. Van de Castle, 'cos this is a subject that fascinates me (and which I draw on in my writing course).
The sale isn't enormous and the fiction selection was a disappointing, but hey, you too might just end up with a treasure or two.