PoeticaL
cluttering the net since 2001

Fiction Addiction

Saturday, Feb. 02, 2002
I have a problem…… *sigh*…another one…

Barnes & Noble Bookseller
12-28-01

Escaping into the open (Elizabeth Berg) 12.00
Writing to Save your life (Michelle Weldon) 17.00
Ringing for You (Anoucha Grose Forrester) 3.98
Run Catch Kiss (Amy Sohn) 3.98
Clip Quotation Bookmark 4.95
SUB TOTAL 41.91
SALES TAX 2.93
TOTAL 44.84

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFE
1/5/02

Dogrun (Arthur Nersesian) 12.95
SUBTOTAL 12.95
SALES TAX .91
TOTAL 13.86

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller
1-6-02

America the Beautiful – Moon Unit Zappa 14.00
Sales Tax .98
TOTAL 14.98


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Barnes & Noble Bookseller
1-11-02

Foreigner (Meg Castaldo) 12.95
Solo: Women Singer Songwriters 16.95
Sales Tax 2.09
TOTAL 31.99

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller
1-12-02

RETURN
Solo: Women Singer Songwriters -16.95
Sales Tax -1.19
TOTAL -18.14 (back in my pocket…that book sucked!)


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Barnes & Noble Bookseller
1-12-02

Positively You!: Change (Jinger Heath) 12.95
Going Down (Jennifer Belle) 12.95
Subtotal 25.90
Sales Tax 1.81
TOTAL 27.71

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFÉ

Yoga Practice for Beginners 14.98 (this was a video)
Open House – Elizabeth Berg 14.00
Subtotal 28.98
Tax 2.03
TOTAL 31.01

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution 6.39
Laura (Larry Watson) 13.95
SUBTOTAL 20.34
TAX 1.42
TOTAL 21.76

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFÉ

Lip Service (M.J. Rose) 12.95
Mini Scooter Mania 7.95 (teehee..a toy for “Bucky”)
SUBTOTAL 20.90
Tax 1.47
TOTAL 22.37

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFÉ

Prozac Nation – (Elizabeth Wurtzel) 12.95
Courage to Be a Single Mother (Sheila Ellison) 14.00
SUBTOTAL 26.95
Tax 1.70
TOTAL 25.95

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFÉ

Burn to Shine – Ben Harper (CD) 16.99
Wild About Watercolor 12.95 (damn that boy is spoiled eh?)
SUBTOTAL 29.94
Tax 2.10
TOTAL 32.04

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Barnes & Noble Bookseller

Kiss My Tiara: Susan Jane Gilman 12.95
SUBTOTAL 12.95
TOTAL 13.86

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BORDERS BOOKS MUSIC AND CAFÉ

Swimming Sweet Arrow – (Maureen Gibbon) 0.00
12.95 Buy 2 Get 1 Free
This Body ( Laurel Marian Doud) 13.95
Dale Loves Sophie to Death (Rob Foreman Dew) 13.95
Live as I’ll Ever Be – Chris Smither 16.99 (a CD)
SUBTOTAL 44.89
Tax 3.15
TOTAL 48.04

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FICTION ADDICTION (online)

1/11/02
Come Together: (Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees)
Total 7.99

COMPLETE TOTAL $296.50 that I spent at bookstores in one month!
Keep in mind this is not counting my decaf latte’s which are $4 per visit
Add that in and I have a whopping $340.50 and if I keep up this bad habit of mine then I will have spent a total of $3990.12 for the year 2002.

FUCK I need to do something about this addiction!!

Today is February 1, 2002. I need to stop buying books now. The bad part is I haven’t even finished reading one entire book that I bought yet. Not one. ;-(

-PoeticaL


This Addiction

The window's open, and you're draped across the windowsill.
Those innocent eyes, the little girl who's so wise are with you still.
You're dressed to wound, and soon enough, you'll move in for the kill,
'cause nothing, no, nothing equals that particular thrill.
You let a little shiver run down your spine,
as roving eyes are making beelines for your hemline.
You're worried about your eyeliner? I'm worried about the grapevine:
what if he wonders what you do with your spare time?
It's this addiction - you know it is. You think it's harmless 'cause it's not harming you.
It's some addiction. It's stranger than fiction, and you're laughing at me now,
but I know it holds the clue to you.
I know you think you'll keep your cool,
but I can't imagine who you think you're fooling,
when you're lining up opponents for your favorite kind of duel.
You say you know that it's a game, but you forget that it's got rules.
It's this addiction - you know it is. You say you'd never really be untrue.
It's some addiction. It's stranger than fiction, and it's laughing at you now.
You still don't catch the clue, do you?
He's smarter than you know. You know you're going to hit that snag.
He's tired of playing games, you know, he's tired of playing that same old rag,
the parties that you drag him to, where he knows he's just a sight gag.
Call me a nag, but it's a matter of time.
by Stephanie Lagoy Larason and Will Provost
2:38 a.m. ::
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