I love books. Last night, meeting with the leaders of my synagogue, I was delighted to be able to tell them I managed not to overspend, but actually to underspend, my book budget for 2008.
With money tight, I’m glad I did not cause any budgetary dilemmas. But I’m sad that I don’t have as many books as I could (in a maximal sense of could).
This year, my book budget is cut in half from last year. It is sad but necessary in these times.
In fact, the number 1 book on my amazon wish list is more than my new monthly book budget.
Just in the self-serving potentiality that any gracious donors out there wish to contact me and offer to purchase any of the books on my list, I am linking it here:
BTW, thanks to those who have already sprung for a few books for me and for another friend who ordered a book for me by interlibrary loan.
Don’t miss my book review of Scot McKnight’s the Blue Parakeet, below. In fact, read it a second or third time . . .