Wednesday, February 6, 2008

First Day of Lent

I'm not buying books during Lent. It's the first day of Lent, and I've already been tested.

I'm a member at paperbackswap.com, and I have some books listed there, but I didn't have any credits today. I got an e-mail this afternoon, saying that they were holding a book for me: A Legacy of Love, written about Ruth Bell Graham by one of her daughters. I really really wanted that book .... but I had no credits and I didn't want to spend money on books this Lent season. I reluctantly clicked on "No, I don't want this book", so that I could move on to a different part of their website. I ran to the pile of books I've been meaning to list on paperbackswap, and added five to my account. Within two hours, one of those books was requested! I got instant credit by printing the label with postage on it...but in the meantime, another book from my wishlist had appeared (Twelve Ordinary Men, by John MacArthur). I spent my instant credit on that, and I listed five more books. It was only half an hour before one was requested, and amazingly, no one had ordered the Ruth Bell Graham book! So...I ordered two new books today, but I stuck to my resolution.

1 comment:

katiez said...

Hmmmm, In spirit...
That reminds of of giving up candy for Lent at a child. I had a paper route and all of my customers knew how much I loved candy and were always giving me some. I continued to accept all during Lent, and come Easter Sunday I had HUGE stash of candy to pig out on...
Like I said, in spirit...
It's the effort that counts, right! hehehe...