Wednesday, March 9, 2011


This year I am... celebrating? Getting through? Well, certainly participating in Lent. It's always something of an iffy proposition for me, being a long-standing member of the Lapsed Catholic Church (I say my prayers, but I'm not confirmed and I only attend church extremely sporadically). And I've already managed to foul up the fasting part of Lent with some leftover pizza I had for lunch before I remembered what I was doing.

But I did give something up, and this year it's a doozy:

For the duration of Lent, I will not buy any books, eBooks, or comic books.

It doesn't sound like it, but this is going to be a challenge for me. For starters, I buy comic books just about every week. And I like the folks I buy my comics from, so I'm going to feel bad when my subscription box starts filling up. And even leaving aside the comics, I have a pretty large book habit that's going to want feeding any day now.

Still! I will persevere. It's only forty or so days, after all. And I've got a few books bouncing around the house that I never quite finished, so if I want fresh reading material I'll have some.

But, well... in some ways it's just going to suck.

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